Writing Elsewhere


“A Black Arts Poetry Machine”: Amiri Baraka and the Umbra Poets. (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019). (Print)
--Reviewed by Howard Rambsy II in African American Review here.
--Reviewed by Dale Fancher Enggass in American Literary Scholarship here.
--Reviewed by Adam Rudder in The Year’s Work in English Studies here.
--Reviewed by Amor Kohli in Journal of Beat Studies here.
--Reviewed by Mary Rizzo in Journal of Urban History here.
--Discussion with João Paulo Guimarães and Elina Siltanen, Poets Talk Politics Series, University of Porto, February 2023 here. 
Present Continuous (Essays) (Pamenar Press, 2022). (Print)

--Launch event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPrGe-GwoHU 
--Reviewed by Tom Allen at LA Review of Books.
--Reviewed by Nell Perry at Blackbox Manifold.
--Reviewed by Tyrone Williams at The Fifth Estate.

A True Account. (Poetry) (The 87 Press, 2023). (Print) 

--Reviewed by Tom Branfoot in The Poetry Review.  
--Reviewed by John Wilkinson at Blackbox Manifold.
--Reviewed by Andrew Duncan at Litter Magazine.
--Interview with Kashif Sharma-Patel at The Hythe +.   

(Editor, with Lauri Scheyer) Selected Poems of Calvin C. Hernton. (Wesleyan University Press, 2023). (Print)
--Review in Publishers Weekly
--Reviewed by Howard Slater at Penniless Press.
--Reviewed by Nick Sturm at The Poetry Foundation.
--Reviewed by Isaiah Vianese at On the Seawall.

2024 (Forthcoming)

Ensembles: Writing on Music. Blank Forms. (Print)

‘A Question of Form: Jonas, Joans, Kaufman, Jazz.’ Keith Leonard (ed.), The Cambridge History of African American Poetry. Cambridge University Press. (Print)

‘Nation Time(s): Jazz and Hip-Hop’s Changing Same.’ Rob Turner (ed.), Hip-Hop in American Literature and Culture. Cambridge University Press. (Print)

‘ “Forming / elsewhere”: N.H. Pritchard By Sight and Sound’. African American Review, Vol. 56.3 (Fall 2023) (Print/Web)

John Wieners and “the only one who ever mattered”.’ In Michael Kindellan and Alex Marsh (eds.), Utter Vulnerability: Essays on the Poetry of John Wieners. Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée. (Print)

“no more / burial remedies”. [On Will Rowe]. In Richard Parker (ed.), Essays on Will Rowe (Title TBC). Crater Press. (Print)

Liner Notes to re-issue of Bill Dixon, Weight/Counterweight. (Print/Audio Recording)


‘Ceasefire Now’ (Review). The Wire, Issue 484, June 2024. (Print)

“Making the World”: An Interview with Aaron Shurin. The Poetry Project Newsletter, no.175, Winter 2024. (Print and Web)


‘Mpho Molikeng: Rebuilding African Music.’ The Wire, Issue 478, December 2023. (Print)

‘The constant sense of having to begin again: John Butcher and Eddie Prévost in High Laver Church.’ [Liner notes to Prévost/ Butcher, Unearthed: CD, Matchless Recordings, 2023] 

‘Goodbye Twentieth Century: The quiet metamorphoses of Christian Wolff.’ Artforum, October 2023. (Web)

‘The Primer: Jazz and Poetry.’ The Wire, Issue 477, November 2023. (Print)

Reviews of Klangraum Düsseldorff, Week 1 and A L’Arme Festival Vol. XI. The Wire, Issue 476, October 2023. (Print)

Kinder und Künste: Don Cherry and Peter Brötzmann.’ (+ Reviews of Wild Up, Julius Eastman, Vol. 3: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?; Angel Bat Dawid, Requiem forJazz / Red Hot and Ra). The Wire, Issue 475, September 2023. (Print)

‘the vacillating movement of the finger / so subtle as to be hardly noticeable.’ [Liner notes to Prévost/ Butcher/ Charbin/ Kanngiesser, The Art of Noticing: CD, Matchless Recordings, 2023.] 

‘Violence, trauma and polyphony: Saariaho’s Innocence comes to Amsterdam.’ Bachtrack, September 2023. (Web)

‘The Weight of Memory: The Music of Krzysztof Penderecki.’ Bachtrack, July 2023. (Web)

‘ “The Arc of Struggle”: Poetry and Defeat in the Work of Sean Bonney.’ Études anglaises, Special issue edited by Daniel Katz, No Future: Poetry of the Current British Crisis  (No. 1, Jan.-Mar. 2023): 10-30.

Cecil Taylor and Dance: Review of The Silent Eye (dir. Ammiel Courtin-Wilson), Pat Thomas / Mai Nguyen Tri, The Wire, Issue 474, August 2023. (Print)

Review of Jason Moran, From the Dancehall to the BattlefieldThe Wire, May 2023. (Print)

Review of Lorenzo Thomas, Collected Poems. Tripwire, June 2023 (Web; print forthcoming).

‘ “Key to a Savage Sideshow”: The Magazines of the Occult School of Boston.’ In Nick Sturm (ed.), Little Magazines Cluster, Post-45, June 2023. (Web)

‘Shadows Out of Color’. [On Mark Hyatt] The Poetry Foundation, May 2023. (Web)

‘Songs for the Future: Askia Touré’s Songhai!.’ Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Vol. 48 (2023). (Print)

‘A Cry of Anguish: Eight Songs for a Mad King.’ The Wire, May 2023. (Web)

‘Muse of Fire: The phonopoetics of Fred Moten, Brandon López, and Gerald Cleaver.’ Artforum, April 2023. (Web)

Review of Jason Moran, From the Dancehall to the Battlefield. The Wire, May 2023. (Print)

‘Expanding Universe: Wayne Shorter (1933-2023).’ The Wire, March 2023. (Web)

‘Music boxes, walkie-talkies and the plantation machine: Hannah Kendall.’ Bachtrack, March 2023. (Web)

Reviews of Elaine Mitchener / Rolling Calf at Wigmore Hall and BRÅK, London, UK. The Wire, 469, March 2022. (Print)

Introduction: “Tiny Social Mouths”. Kruk Book: An Anthology for Frances Kruk. Materials. (Print)

Introduction: “Molten Bitumen is Poetry's Tendency Anyway”. Candace Hill, Short Leash Kept On. Materials. (Print)


Five Essays from Present Continuous. The Last Books (Yellow Papers Series, No.5). (Print)

Turning. (Poetry pamphlet) RunAmok Press. (Print)

(Editor, with Jeff Hilson) Sean Bonney Special Issue, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, September 2022. (Web)

‘ “We Need Everything”: The Cricket in Context.’ Introduction to The Cricket: Black Music in Evolution, 1968-69. Blank Forms Editions. (Print)

‘ “It should belong to all of us”: Detlev Glanert’s Prague Symphony.’ Bachtrack, November 2022. (Web)

Review of Juliet Fraser, Wave Songs. The Wire, 466, December 2022. (Print)

‘Night Music: A Tristan und Isolde for our time.’ [On Hans Werner Henze’s Tristan.] Artforum, September 2022. (Web)

‘Passages: Pharoah Sanders (1940-2022).’ [Obituary] Artforum, September 2022. (Web)

‘Eddie Prévost’s Journey to a Bright Nowhere’. Point of Departure, 80 (September 2022). (Web)
--Translated into Spanish by Chema Chacón for Oro Molido, January 2023.
“Together on the Way”: An Interview with Eva-Maria Houben. VAN Magazine, August 2022. (Web)

‘Nowhere Band’.  [On AMM’s final performance] Artforum, August 2022. (Web).

‘ “Attica is in Front of Me”: Mingus, Rzewski, Shepp’. In ‘Coming Together: Attica 50 Years On’, Blank Forms journal, July 2022. (Web

Review of Joe McPhee/Decoy at Cafe Oto. The Wire, 461, July 2022. (Print)

‘Child of Light’. [On Claude Vivier] Artforum, May 2022. (Web)

Hard Facts: Amiri Baraka and Marxism-Leninism in the 1970s’. Book chapter in David Featherstone and Christian Hogsbjerg (eds.), The Red and the Black: Revolutionary Lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917. Manchester University Press. (Print) 

‘I Worship at the Shrine of Poetry.’ [on Anna Mendelssohn / Grace Lake] The Poetry Foundation, March 2022. (Web)

‘The Julius Eastman Revival.’ 032c, March 2022. (Web)

‘Dave Burrell: From Ragtime to No Time: an interview with David Grundy.’ Point of Departure 78, March 2022. (Web)

Review of Archie Shepp/Jason Moran at The Barbican. The Wire, 456, February 2022. (Print)

‘Immortal Homosexual Poets.’ [On Michael Finnissy’s Hammerklavier]  Artforum, February 2022 (Web). 


‘New Narratives in Gabrielle Daniels and Ishmael Houston-Jones’. Journal of Narrative Theory, Issue 51.3 (Special Issue on New Narrative, guest eds. Robin Tremblay-McGaw and Rob Halpern), Fall 2021). (Print and web)

‘Diedre Murray: Stringology’. [Interview with Diedre Murray]. Point of Departure 77, December 2021. (Web)

Reviews of Sam Rivers, Undulation, and John Coltrane, A Love Supreme Live in SeattlePoint of Departure 77, December 2021. (Web)

‘The New Thing.’ [on John Coltrane in Seattle]. Artforum, October 2021. (Web)

The man who blew up America’ [on Amiri Baraka and censorship]. Index on Censorship, Vol.50, No.3 (September 2021). 

‘Passages: Jemeel Moondoc (1946-2021).’ [Obituary] Artforum, September 2021. (Web)

Review of Ches Smith / We All Break, Path of Seven ColorsPoint of Departure 76, September 2021. (Web)

‘“mistish liftings” -- N. H. Pritchard Manuscript Notes’. Jacket 2, August 2021. (Web)

‘Occupied Territory and Abolitionist Freeze-Frames: Haile Gerima’s Bush Mama’. Senses of Cinema, Issue 99, July 2021. (Web)

‘A Voice from the UK: Poetry, the Student Movement, and Defeat'. Chant de La Sirène, Issue 2: Poetics and the University in Crisis, July 2021. (Web)

‘Passages: Frederic Rzewski (1938-2021).’ [Obituary] Artforum, July 2021. (Web)

‘New Whats In the Tradition: Anthony Braxton’s Standards Quartet’. [Liner Notes to Anthony Braxton, Quartet (Standards) 2020. (Tri-Centric Foundation / New Braxton House Records, June 2021).] (Print/Audio Recording)

Umbra Magazine (1963-1974): An Introduction and Bibliography. Among the Neighbours Pamphlet Series, no.15, University at Buffalo Poetry Collection. May 2021. (Print)

‘Unity: Larry Young and Black Music, from Soul Jazz to Free to Fusion’. Point of Departure 71, June 2021. (Web)

Reviews of George (E.) Lewis, The Recombinant TrilogyThe Locals Play The Music of Anthony Braxton; Nathaniel Mackey and the Creaking Breeze Ensemble, Fugitive Equation and Douglas Kearney/Val Jeanty, Fodder. Point of Departure 75, June 2021. (Web)

(With Pierre Crépon). Review of Sezgin Boynik and Taneli Viitahuhta, Free Jazz Communism. Critical Studies in Improvisation// Études critiques en improvisation  Vol. 14, No. 2-3 (2021): Improvisation, Musical Communities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic.  May 2021. (Web)

“Queer shoulders at the wheel”. Boston Review, May 2021. [Review of Yours Presently: The Selected Letters of John Wieners.] (Web)

‘ “A Gay Presence”: Publication and Revision in John Wieners’ Behind the State Capitol.’ Leila Kassir and Richard Espley (eds.), Queer Between the Covers (University of London Press, 2021). (Print)

'Unhide When True'. (Poem-excerpt from Local ApocalypseThe Hythe: Digital Poetics (87 Press). (Web)

'Matrix Revolutions'. Review of N.H. Pritchard, The Matrix. Artforum, April 2021. (Web)

(With Pierre Crépon). Review of Earl Freeman, Poems and Drawings. New York City Jazz Record, February 2021. (Web)

Reviews of Tony Oxley, February Papers and Cecil Taylor/Oxley, ...being astral and all registers/power of twoand (with Gabriel Bristow), Pat Thomas/Matana Roberts, The Truth. Point of Departure, March 2020. (Web)

‘Passages: Milford Graves (1941-2021).’ [Obituary] Artforum, February 2021. (Web)


Local Apocalypse. (Poetry pamphlet) (Materials, 2020) (Print)

'Introduction'. Gabrielle Daniels, Something Else Again: Poetry and Prose, 1975-2019. (Materials, 2020). (Print)

Reviews of Sun Ra, The Solar Myth Approach and Jacques Coursil, Hostipitality Suite. Point of Departure, December 2020. (Web)

Review of Marion Brown, Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited. Point of Departure, September 2020. (Web) 

100 Films, Tumblr and Blogger. Capsule write-ups of films watched during lockdown, March-November 2020. (Web)

' ''Don't Talk to us about Being Killed": Uptight and The Problem of Black Cinema in Hollywood', Bright Lights Film Journal, August 2020. (Web)

Passages: Jacques Coursil (1938-2020). [Obituary] Artforum, July 2020. (Web)

Review of Steve Abbott, Beautiful Aliens (Nightboat, 2019), Chicago Review, July 2020.

'An unimaginary landscape that exists in a real unreal world'. (Review of Bob Kaufman, Collected Poems (City Lights Books, 2019)). Music and Literature, July 2020.

'Horses and History', Social Text, July 2020. (Web)

' "Why?": The Parabolic New Music of Alan Shorter', Point of Departure, Issue 71, June 2020. (Web)

Review of Stephen Jonas, Arcana (City Lights Books, 2019), Tripwire, Issue 16 (The Writing/Performance Issue), May 2020. (Print)

'Cecil Taylor's Voodoo Poetics', Point of Departure, Issue 70, March 2020. (Web)

'Sean Bonney's Life-Work'. The Poetry Foundation, March 2020. (Web)

'Old Friends: The Anthony Braxton Standards Quartet'. (Review of Anthony Braxton Standards Quartet Residency, Cafe Oto, London, January 2020). Artforum, February 2020. (Web)


'Power Players: The Art Ensemble of Chicago at 50'. (Review of Art Ensemble of Chicago, Barbican, London, December 2019). Artforum, December 2019. (Web)

“Zero Hour”: Simone White and D.S. Marriott. Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Vol.3, No.2, December 2019. (Print and Web)

‘ “Everything that you do”: On the Poetry of Cecil Taylor’. Chicago Review, Issue 62.4 / 83: 01/02, Summer / Fall 2019. (Print and Web)

Editor. A Short History of Tom Weatherly. [Contains Weatherly’s complete works, including unpublished material] Jacket 2, September 2019. (Web)

Review of Quenton Baker, This Glittering Republic (Willow Books, 2017). Splinter, February 2019. (Print)

'Two Poems'. Datableed, Issue 11, 2019. (Web)


Relief Efforts. (Poetry pamphlet) (Barque Press, 2018). (Print)

'Poetry and Secrecy in Luke Roberts’ To My Contemporaries’. Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry 10 (1): 2, May, 2018, 1-25. (Web)


Review of William Rowe, Collected Poems (Crater Press, 2016). Splinter, November 2017. (Print)

Review of Danny Hayward, I/II (Shit Valley Verlag, 2017). Intercapillary Space, October 2017. (Web)


To The Reader. (Poetry pamphlet) (Shit Valley, 2016) 

‘ “Suicide or Dynamite”: Sophie Podolski’s le pays où tout est permis’. Contemporary Women’s Writing, Vol.10, Issue 2, July 2016, 175-196. (Print and Web)


The Problem, The Questions, The Poem. (Poetry pamphlet) (Tipped Press, 2015) (Out of Print)

"Suddenly I bent to receive..." [Poem] Hi Zero, 3I (February 2015) (Print)
A February 2015 recording of The Problem, The Questions, The Poem and "Suddenly I Bent to Receive...",  from a reading given alongside Sean Bonney and Rosa van Hensbergen at the Hi Zero poetry series in Brighton, is archived here.

Whatever You Think The Good Home. (Poetry pamphlet) (Punch Press, 2014) (Out of Print)

'In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014'). Paideuma : Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, 41, pp. 282-287. (Print)

Review of Laura Elrick, Propagation (Kenning Editions, 2013). Hix Eros: Poetry Review, Issue 5, September 2014. (Web)

Review of Frances Kruk, Down You Go: Or, Negation de Bruit, apres Danielle Collobert (Punch Press, 2011). Hix Eros: Poetry Review, Issue 3, January 2014. (Web)


‘Listening at the Limits: Environmental Sound in Onkyô and Wandelweiser’. Ringgespräch über Gruppenimprovisation, LXXVI, April 2013, 54-58. (Print) Also printed in Surround, Issue 2, April 2014 (Web).

'Sachiko M and the Experience of Listening'. Ringgespräch über Gruppenimprovisation, LXXVI, April 2013, 13-17. (Print). Also printed in Eartrip, Issue 7 (April 2012). (Web)

'John Coltrane in Seattle'. (Interview and dialogue with Sean Bonney). Eartrip, Issue 7 (April 2012). (Web)


Three Poems. Hi Zero, XV (September 2012) (Print)


Editor/writer, Eartrip magazine, 7 issues (2008-2012). (Web)