Fluffy Singler is a teacher, scholar, writer, and performer currently living in Minneapolis.
She teaches community education classes in theatre, creative writing, and cultural studies through Minneapolis Community and Technical College. You can see several of her class offerings for 2012 and sign up for classes below.
She earned her MA in 2004 from NYU in Performance Studies and has several years toward her PhD in theatre from the University of Minnesota. There her focus has been on spoken word poetry and literary avant gardes. She has also done signficant study in the areas of melodrama, performance art, and storytelling as well as in teaching methods, teaching of writing and multicultural education.
You can see her entire profile on LinkedIn or on Facebook:
You can read her blog, which features creative writing by Fluffy as well as commentary on political and cultural issues of the day. She also sometimes publishes academic work here as well.
Since 1998, she has published the journal Karawane: Or, the Temporary Death of the Bruitist, a journal of experimental performance texts that grew out of the open mic scene in Minneapolis in the mid- to late-1990s. It has since expanded and has featured experimental performers from Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, and Australia to name a few. The name Karawane was taken from a sound poem by the Dadaist Hugo Ball to signal that the journal was more like Cabaret Voltaire
than a poetry slam.
Click on the image below, by artist Tom Cassidy, to listen to one of Fluffy's poems, performed with Danielle Billington under the name The Bruitists. It's the closest thing I have to a hit pop song!
Bruitism was an Italian Futurist term for the art of noise designed to elicit a reaction. We're not very good Bruitists, but we like to think we are very good poets and musicians. You be the judge.