Authors | Michael Nardone

Michael Nardone is managing editor of Amodern. Recent works appear in Public Poetics, Camera Austria, Le Merle, Gauss PDF, The Coming Envelope, Jacket2, The Conversant, n+1, and the language art anthology The Dark Would. Nardone is a doctoral candidate at Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, where he writes on poetics, performance, media, and sound.

Articles on Amodern by Michael Nardone


Jackson Mac Low's Phonopoetics

Jackson Mac Low is well-known for his multimodal repertoire: poems that exist simultaneously as text, scores for performance, performance, and sound recordings. For all the attention Mac Low's critics give to the pluriform quality of his works, thereby including the stratum of sound, none write from a position of listening to them. This essay heeds Mac Low's primary admonition to the performers of his works – "Listen! Listen! Listen!" – in approaching the phonotext of his 1971 reading in Montreal. In doing so, I focus on how the actual sounds that Mac Low orchestrated in performance – and the many contexts these sounds intone and resonate through – allow for a more detailed understanding of the polyvalent systems of poetry he produced.


An Interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

“We are entrenched in systems that no longer serve our needs,” argues Kathleen Fitzpatrick. From notions of authorship and the traditional peer review process to the role of the university press and library, Fitzpatrick scrutinizes specific points in the network of research production, evaluation, preservation, and circulation. Acknowledging the “wholly unsustainable economic model” under which scholarly publishing operates, she sets her focus on “the technological changes that many believe are necessary to allow academic publishing to flourish into the future.”