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Miriam Karraker writes and performs. Her work focuses on embodiement, improvisation, and documentation. She is currently based in Minneapolis and is working on a book-length project about present-ness, spectacle, and work. She has a day job, collaborates frequently, and teaches generative workshops on an occasional basis as an independent educator/facillitor.
CV ❧ (updated 12/5/2019)
2018 MFA Creative Writing with Graduate Art Minor, University of Minnesota
2015 BA Religious Studies and French, Lewis & Clark College
HONORS + AWARDS
2018 McKnight Fellowship in Poetry, Honorable Mention
2018 Lighthouse Works Residency Fellowship
2017 James Wright Prize from The Academy of American Poets
2017 Michael Dennis Browne Fellowship in Poetry, University of Minnesota
2017 College of Liberal Arts Research Travel Grant, University of Minnesota
2016 Marcella DeBourg Grant, University of Minnesota
2016 Iowa Review Poetry Prize Semifinalist
2015 Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize Finalist
RESIDENCIES + WORKSHOPS
2019 Coffee House Press In the Stacks Residency - Minneapolis, MN (September-December)
2019 Pancake House Radial Residency, m o t e - Minneapolis, MN with Cole Pulice (June-August)
2018 Lighthouse Works - Fishers Island, NY (May-June)
2017 The White Page Gallery - Minneapolis, MN (May-September)
2016 Ashbery Home School - Hudson, NY (August)
WORKS ON PAPER OR WITHOUT, QXIZ Editions, Minneapolis, 2017.
Selected poetry and fiction
Arrival Sonnet, after Travis McEwen, Queer Forms (catalogue), Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, October 2019. Print.
both ode and elegy, two poems for the occaision of Isa Gagarin’s Color in Motu. Design by Alyson Coward, printed and sold by Forage Modern Workshop, May 2019. Print.
Three untitled poems, after Sheila Wagner, Hair and Nails Zine # 14, December, 2018. Print.
Savory Dinner, poets.org, May 2018. Web.
keeps watch: poems after Jennifer Nevitt’s Sans Terre, MnArtists, Jan. 2018. Web.
six events, fLoromancy, Aug. 2017. Web.
cave speak (collaboration with Prairie M. Faul), Tagvverk, June 2017. Web.
i, from sequence field notes [after Craters of the Moon National Monument], Gulf Coast 30.1, Oct. 2017. Print.
ii, iv, and v, poems from sequence field notes [after Craters of the Moon National Monument], Gigantic Sequins 8.2, July 2017. Print.
autoportrait as cyborg sequence, Indiana Review, May 2017 (special folio: Metallic Grit). Print.
on my avoidance while ill, reply all, Bedfellows issue 6, Jan. 2017. Print.
synthesis/i never said i had to make up my mind ∞ and tonic (tourmaline), FERROFLUID, Jan. 2017. Web.
Attempts at Intimacy, Renderings, BOAAT Press, June 2016. Web.
real girl, idyll, blur(s), and haibun: in + out of devices, Tagvverk, Jan. 2016. Web.
Selected critical writing and essays
Blog posts for In the Stacks Residency, Coffee House Press, 2019. Web.
Review: Mara Duvra's To Allow For Breath, INREVIEW, winter 2017, print.
Renee Gladman’s Prose Architectures: Creative Practice Reoriented as Threshold, Kenyon Review Online, Dec. 2017.
Enfermario - Gabriela Torres Olivares, Lambda Literary. Aug. 2017. Web.
Review: Violet Energy Ingots—Hoa Nguyen, Full Stop, Feb. 2017. Web.
On MACRO, DIAGRAM Issue 16.6, Janurary 2017. Web.
Brenda Iijima and Her Energies, DIAGRAM Issue 16.3, June 2016. Web.
Review: Gap Gardening— Rosemarie Waldrop, 3AM Magazine. May 2016. Web.
Review: Cries for Help, Various— Padgett Powell, Full Stop. Web. 13 January, 2016. Web.
READINGS, PERFORMANCES, PANELS, EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2019 m o t e (solo) performance for In Situ with Lynn Avery, Chooch Karton, and William Fields (Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis, December 6)
Panelist for Listening to Space as part of Nada’s In Situ Festival for Electronic Music and Sound Art (Pancake House, Minneapolis, December 5)
m o t e (solo) performance with the comissioned “We Move Still (Blue)” by April Martin and Jordan Rosenow (First and First, Minneapolis, October 17)
Performance with Christy Mary Karr (Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, October 20)
Performance with Christy Mary Karr, (Walker Art Center, in “Sky Pesher,” September 30)
m o t e performance for FD13’s season launch, (Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis, September 14)
Reading with Emily Strassar, Lianna Roux, Theodosia Henney (Cross Pollination Reading Series, Bell Museum, August 14)
Performance and reading with Lara Mimosa Montes, Chris Martin, and Mary Moore Easter (Goethe in the Skyways, aspart of Hanne Lippard’s Inefficiencies, April 5).
m o t e (with Cole Pulice) performance, (Drone Not Drones, Cedar Cultural Center, February)
2018 Group Exhibition including Works on Paper or Without (Conceptual Drawing Studio, Portland, OR, June)
Performance of TOPOS (Spoonbill Montrose, Brooklyn, NY, March)
Performance of TOPOS (Picture Room, New York, NY, February)
Featured reading and performance (Yeah Maybe, Minneapolis, MN, Janurary)
Reading with Zoe Bresney and Adrienne Herr (Codex Books, New York, NY, March)
Performance with Six Families (Drone Not Drones, Cedar Cultural Center, February)
2017 Performance and exhibition WORKS ON PAPER OR WITHOUT (Mirrorlab Studios, Minneapolis, October)
Panelist for Inside Out (The White Page, Minneapolis, November)
Reading with Lara Mimosa Montes and Moheb Soliman (555 Reading Series, Minneapolis, July)
Performance with Six Families (Jazz Central, Minneapolis, 17 December)
Performance with Patrick Marschke and J.P. Merz for the group exhibition One Day After, One Year Later, (Yeah Maybe, Minneapolis, 21 January)
CURATORIAL / EDITORIAL
2018-Present TAGVVERK - I edit the online magazine alongside Barrett White.
2018 POND - Artists respond to a set of strict constraints. Best viewed on desktop. Theo Ellin Ballew constructed the site. Includes original works by Sophie Durbin, Mara Duvra, Annika Berry, Gunnar Tchida, Mary Lodu, and Jonathan Kaiser.
2015-2017 Curator, Mill City Reading Series (University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program).
2019 Instructor, Field Experience #9: Fermentation, a two-day workshop co-taught with Anaïs Hazo, Bodega, October 12 and 13.
Instructor, Broccoli Workshop, Playtimers, Minneapolis, May 24.
2018 Instructor, Multisensory Drawing and Writing Workshop, Pancake House, Minneapolis, February 24.
2018 Teaching Artist, Cut-n-Paste Poems, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, April 7.
2017 Instructor, Multisensory Drawing and Writing Workshop, The White Page, Minneapolis, July 23.
Instructor, Ekphrasis Workshop, The White Page, Minneapolis, June 11.
2016-2018 Instructor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
2013 Teaching Assistant to Dr. Monica Miller, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR.