Delving into the fissures of language as an opportunity to create something new, Rosenfield appropriates texts from various fields of knowledge (evolutionary theory, psychoanalysis, advice on the science of living, and feminist theory) to rewire ideas of authority, subjectivity and expert opinion. The resulting re: evolution is part text-book, part poem, part song-of-science, part feminist guide-to-living. Presented alongside research and analysis from a literary critic (Sianne Ngai), a poet/academic (Diana Hamilton), and an evolutionary biologist (Jennifer Calkins), re: evolution prompts the question: what moves around what?
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Kim Rosenfield, “Excerpts from re: evolution,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2005.
Divya Victor, “Eight Discourses with Kim Rosenfield,” jacket 2, April 2, 2011.
Kim Rosenfield is a poet and psychotherapist. She is the author of several books of poetry, including USO: I’ll Be Seeing You from Ugly Duckling Presse (2014). She is the 2023 recipient of the FENCE Ottoline Prize. Her latest book, Phantom Captain, will be published by FENCE in fall 2023. Rosenfield is an originating member of the international artist/writers collective, Collective Task. Her clinical writing can be found in Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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