I joined the English Department at the University of Iowa in 2011. My work examines twentieth-century poetry and culture, print and digital media, and the history and politics of literary movements. My recent book, Poetic Community: Avant-Garde Activism and Cold War Culture (University of Toronto Press, Spring 2013), addresses several key poetic groups collaborating after World War II. I am now working on a second project, Open Source Culture: Literature, Appropriation, and the Public Domain. This book investigates how late-twentieth-century poets, fiction writers, and artists creatively subvert intellectual property law and the regimes that enforce these policies.
As a member of the University of Iowa’s Digital Studio for the Public Humanities (DSPH), I am the director of the Fluxus Digital Archive, a collaboration between DSPH, Digital Research & Publishing (DRP), and UI Special Collections. I am also curating a digital collection of Iowa City poetry magazines from the 1960s and 70s.
I have published in journals such as Modernism/modernity, Criticism: A Quarterly Journal for Literature and the Arts, Postmodern Culture, Open Letter, and DQR Studies in Literature. Before joining the University of Iowa, I worked in the music industry and as a SSHRC-postdoctoral fellow at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Center in Toronto, Canada.