Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Contributor History

Rachel Blau DuPlessis
After her long poem Drafts (1986–2012) and after a set of interstitial books like Graphic Novella (Xexoxial Editions), Rachel Blau DuPlessis has begun publishing a second multi-book long poem: Traces, With Days, including Days and Works (Ahsahta Press), Around the Day in 80 Worlds (BlazeVOX), and the forthcoming Late Work, Traces expected from Black Square Editions in 2019. Numbers, a book of collage-poems in color, quite cosmic but also comic, was published by The Materialist Press.



In Print

Vol. 71
A Cabinet of Curiosity
Fall 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow


March 19, 2019
Do this in memory of my mother

and of my mother’s mother

Here is this lacquered box (Fig. 100.5)           inlaid

with their blood
March 12, 2019
after collapsing at the plaza fountain in Turin Nietzsche gave up
coherent speech and stayed alive somewhere else for almost twelve years
his unmapped terrain resembled a canvas painted black in successive
luminous opacities of backlit abyss, if he turned on a television
this is what he saw, if he closed his eyes, if he looked out the window
again unshielded night
March 5, 2019
For once they all agreed, it would be the concert of the season, the return of the prodigy son. The Jerusalem music scene was in heat—survivors, empty seat fillers, remnants planted on their subscriptions, but from the neck up, in brainpans that went on ticking, still the strictest standards, the highest expectations.
The Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Joanna Scott reads from her work
Monday, April 1, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium