Adeena Karasick, Ph.D, is a New York based Canadian poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of nine books of poetry and poetics. Her Kabbalistically inflected, urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard), “proto-ecstatic jet-propulsive word torsion” (George Quasha), 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). Most recently is Checking In Talonbooks, 2018) and Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), the libretto for her Spoken Word opera. She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Dept. at Pratt Institute, and Poetry and Poetics for Brandeis University; Poetry Editor for Explorations in Media Ecology, 2019, Associate International Editor of New Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” has been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.