Adeena Karasick


White Abbot

"White Abbot" is a Conceptual videopoem that retells the story of Salome. Repurposing Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit," and Charles Bryant's 1923 film "Salome," White Abbot explores the passion of forbidden love; tumult and tragedy lurking beneath the sublime beauty of desire.


Adeena Karasick is a poet, cultural theorist, media artist, and author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory, most recently, This Poem (Talonbooks, 2012). Writing at the intersection of Conceptualism and neo-Fluxus performatics, her urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard) and noted for their “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein) "a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick's signature “syllabic labyrinth” (Craig Dworkin). She is Professor of Pop Culture, Gender and Media Theory at Fordham University in New York and co-founding Director of KlezKanada Poetry Retreat.


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MadHat, Issue 15, Winter 2013-2014