Christopher Rizzo

Christopher Rizzo

Degree(s) earned and Location:

M.A. Editorial Studies, Boston University
M.A. Creative Writing, Boston University
B.F.A. Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College

Dissertation Title:

“Between Pound and Pynchon: WWII and Postmodern Poetics” (working title)

Research Interests:

American Poetry and Poetics, Creative Writing, Literary and Cultural Theory, Classical and Modern Philosophy, Science Studies, Editorial Studies 

Select publications:

Critical Publications

“An Extensive Body of Work: Robert Creeley’s Poetics of Affect.”Jacket. Issue 37. 2009.

“Essaying the Illiterary: Pierre Joris, Charles Olson, and the Event of Writing.” Pierre Joris –
Cartographies of the In-between
. Ed., Peter Cockelbergh. Litteraria Pragensia. Forthcoming.

“‘An Enormous Fallacy Called Discourse’: Charles Olson, Autopoiesis, and Environmentality.” Boxkite. Charles Olson Centenary Issue. Forthcoming.

Creative Publications

Tmēsis, In Other Words Continuing. Boat Train, 2009.
Playing the Amplitudes. BlazeVOX Books, 2008.
Naturalistless. Greying Ghost Press, 2008.

Select Conference Presentations:

“Not to Desire the Hemlock: The Ethical Work of Arakawa and Gins,” delivered at AG3: The Third International Arakawa and Gins Architecture and Philosophy Conference. Online. Griffith University, 2010.  

“Charles Olson and Writing Environments,” delivered at the 20th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, “Charles Olson’s Poetry in ‘This now.  This foreshortened span’.” Boston, May 2009.

“Lost In the Theoretical Shuffle: Olson’s ‘Sudden Decision’ and the Archaic,” delivered at the National Poetry Foundation Conference “The Poetry of the 1970s.” University of Maine, 2008.

Select Fellowships and Awards:

Richard Thorns Dissertation Fellowship
S. Andrea Brown Memorial Award in Poetry

Select Teaching Experience:

  • ENG 358: Studies in Poetry
  • ENG 302W: Creative Writing
  • ENG 261: American Literary Traditions
  • ENG 205Z: Introduction to Writing in English Studies