CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

Presenter, “Words in My/Her Mouth,” creative nonfiction, Sigma Tau Delta national convention, March 2017.

Presenter, “Cut Piece: A Wunderkammer” comparing the digital work of Shelley Jackson to performance artist Yoko Ono, Western Illinois University Graduate Research Conference, March 2016 and Craft Critique Culture Conference, University of Iowa, April 2016

Presenter/Session Chair, “Using Creative Writing and Avant Garde Techniques to Teach Composition,” Experimental Writing and Aesthetics Session, Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2015 and Radical Writes, Southeast Missouri State University. April 2016

Presenter, “Same Shit, Different Decade: Heterotopia and the Disruption of “Ladylike Speech” in the SCUM Manifesto and Hothead Paisan,” Western Illinois University English Graduate Organization (EGO) Conference, November 2015 and Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2016

Presenter, “The Avant-Garde and the Advantages of the Margins,” Craft Critique Culture Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, April 2010

Presenter, “Avant-Garde Literature in Response to the Spectacle,” Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2010

Presenter, “Meditations on the Avant-Garde in Poetry and Spoken Word,” Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 2008

Presenter, “Words Got Me the Wound and Will Get Me Well,” Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2007

Presenter, “How Does Writing Perform” and “From Howl to Hip Hop,” Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2006

Performer/Presenter, “The City,” poetry with photo slideshow, The City and Literature Conference, University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK, May 2005

Panel Discussion Organizer/Presenter and Panel Host/Chair, (Dis)Locating Identity, University of South Carolina, April 2004

Panelist, magazine publishing workshop, Twin Cities Bookfair sponsored by Rain Taxi, October 2001

Panelist & Host, Why All Poetry Doesn’t Suck, Acadia Cabaret, Minneapolis, June 2000

PUBLISHING

Editorial

Ediorial/Selection Committee, Inkwell, Scott Community College, March 2015
Founder, Editor, Publisher, Karawane: Or, the Temporary Death of the Bruitist (formerly Voices From the Well Magazine), journal of experimental performance texts, 1997-2009
Editor, WormWood Review, Twin Cities GLBT literary arts journal, 1997-1999
Copy editor, Synthesis/Regeneration, magazine of the Greens/Left Green Movement, 1995-1996

Feature Articles

Tony Rausch: Escaping the Rules of Genre, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Summer 2012
Richard Foreman is Angry: An Interview with Richard Foreman, Liminalities online journal of Performance Studies, Spring 2007 (Peer-Reviewed)
Love, Longing, Language, Lust: An Erotic Daydream Post 9/11, Liminalities online journal of Performance Studies, Summer 2006 (Peer-Reviewed) and Cleansheets.com, September 2002
Travel journals, Cheese Dough, vol. 1 no. 1, 2003
American Tourist(er), The Suitcase: de regarde 9.11.01, d/p productions, 2002
September 11th: There’s a hole in me where the sky was once, Pulse of the Twin Cities, vol. 5, no. 25, September 19, 2001
Community and audience on the open mic circuit, A View from the Loft, vol. 20, no. 1, August 1997
Vandana Shiva's Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, Synthesis/Regeneration, no. 14, 1997
A soapbox every week - An interview with Karen Kubby, Synthesis/Regeneration, #4, Fall 1992
Housing NOW shelters sexism, The Catholic Radical, Summer 1990

Ongoing Writing/Reviewing

Weekly/Bi-weekly writer, The Edge, newspaper of Western Illinois Quad Cities, Spring and Fall, 2016.
Book Reviewer, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Minneapolis, 2002-Present
Take This Stallion by Anais Duplan, Winter 2016
René Magritte: Selected Writings, Kathleen Rooney and Eric Plattner, eds., Winter 2016
Odd Beauty, Strange Fruit by Susan Swartwout, Fall 2016
Surrealism, Science Fiction, and Comics by Gavin Parkinson, Summer 2016
Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the 20th Century by Jed Rasula, Winter 2016
Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments, by Tony Trigilio, Winter 2014
The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson, Spring 2013
       Mother and Child, by Carole Maso, Fall 2012
Surreal Eden: Edward James and Las Pozas by Margaret Hooks, 2006
An Open Entrance to the Shut Palace of Wrong Numbers by Franklin Rosemount, Fall 2004
Beauty is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo by Carole Maso, 2002
Arts Writer/Interviewer, Queue Press, Minneapolis, Summer 2002
Theatre Reviewer, Pulse of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, 2001

Poetry

Books and Anthologies

The Rain, The Gospel According to Poetry, April 2014
Cubicleland, Chapbook, Kind of a Hurricane Press, September 2013
Dustbowl and Autumn, Storm Cycle Anthology, February 2013

Journals and Little Magazines

Excuse Poem, Fully Awake, The Edge, online journal of Western Illinois University, February 5, 2016
10,000, Inkwell, journal of Scott Community College, April 2015
10,000, Lost Summer, and Please Elapse Asleep, Pirokinection, March 2013
Dustbowl, The Mindless Muse, September, 2012
Autumn, Jellyfish Whispers, September 2012
Mystery, Fogged Clarity, Winter/Spring, 2009
Peter Jennings, Ken & GI Joe, Found Politic, The Wake, February 22, 2006
My friend the poetry junkie and Mystery, the anti-muse, Summer 2005
Semi-automatic, Peter Jennings, Ken & GI Joe, Reality of the native, Found politic, [sic], May 2003
Affairs of the mind, Pralines & Cream, 2003
Featured Poet, Poetry Superhighway, March 25, 2002
How do you answer? Sweet Ass Winter 2001
A Surrealist in Dachau, Poetry Superhighway, Holocaust Remembrance Issue, April 16, 2001
Featured Poet, Melting Clock.com, 2001
Luxury of Philosophy, Karawane: Or, the Temporary Death of the Bruitist, no. 6, Winter 2000
Apocalyptic snow, Delirium #1, 2000 
Merge, Prodigal Poems, I am a poet, Writer’s Journal, 1999
Alchemist, Voices From the Well, no. 5, Spring 1999
The 21 year-old revolutionary graduates from college, Struggle Magazine, Special Issue on Women, Autumn, 1998.
America: For Allen Ginsberg, WormWood Review, no. 6, Winter 1998
The Code, Priestess of Swords, Holy Laughter, Enigma #23, November 1998
Hydra, Body Politic, Voices From the Well, vol. 2, no. 1, Summer 1998
Featured Poet, Earspank Audio Magazine 1998
Lost Summer, Demolition, Blank Eyed Smooth, Walking & Talking, Lucid Moon, 1998 
No title, Storebought, Mania, WormWood Review, no. 6, Summer 1997
Shaman of Swords, Rebuttal, Voices From the Well, vol. 1, no. 2, Summer/Fall 1997
Storebought, Cokefish/Alpha Beat Soup, 1997
Toughlove, The Sunflower: Newspaper of the Minnesota Greens Movement, 1997
Cave Paintings, Poetry Motel, 1997
March, No More Words, Voices From the Well, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring, 1997
The Rose Becomes Commonplace, A lone Life, Question, WormWood Review, 1996
Revolution, The Catholic Radical, Spring, 1989
A lone Life, The Gamut , no. 22, Fall/Winter 1987
No title, Kindred Spirit , Summer, 1987
The Rose Becomes Commonplace, Riverrun , Spring 1987
Life of Harriet, Tin Wreath, no. 6, Spring 1987
Decree of Pisces, Lost and Found Times, no. 20, February 1987
Lessons, Windham Phoenix, vol. II, no. 2, Winter 1986/1987
Film at Eleven, Zindy, #3, 1986
The Rose Becomes Commonplace, Lobster Tendencies East, 1986
Film at Eleven, Druid's Cave, Spring 1986 

Short Fiction

Words in My/Her Mouth, The Edge, online paper of Western Illinois University, April 2016
Mysterious Ways, Foliate Oak, February 2013
Love, Longing, Language, Lust: An Erotic Daydream Post 9/11, Liminalities online journal of Performance Studies, Summer 2006 (Peer-Reviewed) and Cleansheets.com, September 2002
Skyscraper Titans, Xcp, Autumn 2004
Buses, Storyhouse, 2004
Sequestered in Dreaming, Karawane: Or, the Temporary Death of the Bruitist, no. 7, Winter/
Spring 2002
Romance, Downstate Story, December 1999
Bus Ranting Raving Lunatic, Spout #22, 1998
The 21 year-old revolutionary graduates from college, Struggle, vol. 14, no. 2-3, Summer/Fall 1998
Sister Tree, Pangaia, Fall 1998
Genesis, Voices from the Well, Fall 1998

SELECT PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL EVENTS

Theatre

Director, Writer/Playwright and Performer 

Behind the Beige Wall, original show featuring work from Cublicleland, Kansas City Fringe Festival, July 2014
The Suppliants, actor, Genesius Guild, Rock Island, IL, June/July 2014
Crossing Acheron: The Tragedy of Antigone, Adapted and directed script containing source text by Sophocles, George Bataille, and Judith Butler. Scott Community College, April, 2014
Three Women by Sylvia Plath. Directed and performed a version at Patrick’s Cabaret, January 2013.
Writer, 24-Hour Theatre, sponsored by University of Minnesota Xperimental Theatre, January, 2006 and January, 2009
Promiscuous Obedience: Antigone’s Claim, Adapted and directed script containing source text by Sophocles, George Bataille, and Kurt Schwitters. Minnesota Fringe Festival, Summer 2007
S., University of Minnesota/Crisis Point Theatre, Director/Playwright, April 2006
Promiscuous Obedience: Antigone’s Claim, Minnesota Fringe Festival, 2007, The Edge, October 2004 and Frinj of the Frinj, August 2004 
Love, Longing, Language, Lust, multimedia performance piece, Artsmosis Fall 2006, The Edge, March 2006, Fraker Conference, University of Michigan March 2004 and Patrick's Cabaret, October 2002
Guantanamo, multiple-day endurance/site-specific public performance done in conjunction with local Amnesty International chapter, May 2006
Longitudes and Latitudes, Adventure Festival, Center for Independent Artists, September 2006
The Waiting, Patrick’s Cabaret, November 2005, Frinj of the Frinj, July 2005, The Edge, May 2005
Buses, multimedia performance solo, Patrick’s Cabaret, January 2004
S., winner of Tisch Talent Guild One-Act Playwriting Contest. Received Equity production May 2004
The Oresteia, by George Bataille: original reader’s theatre adaptation, Spoken Fringe, August 2002 and Voices From the Well, October 2000
Theatre of Emergency, performance piece based on the journals of Julian Beck, Verbose, Acadia Cabaret, Spring 2001
Embedded, Director, Producer, Co-Author, 2001 Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 2001
The Extravagant Vagabond, Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 2000 and Voices from the Well Summer Show, Gus Lucky’s Gallery, July 2000
9, performed/workshopped at Voices from the Well, October 2000
An Ordinary Life, published in Voices From the Well, no. 5, Spring 1999
Surrealist Séance, Director, Co-Creator, Performer, Bryant-Lake Bowl, February 1999
Gold and, S, Workshopped at Playwright’s Center’s Roundtable, December 1998 
Shadows, Workshopped at Playwright Center's Roundtable, January 1998
An Ordinary Life, Performed by Unsafe Ensemble, September 1995 

Event Curation & Organizing

Coordinator/Host, Ten Thousand Poets for Change, Theo’s Java Hut, Rock Island, IL, September 2014
Coordinator/Host, Terminally Hip open mic, Terminal Bar, Minneapolis, October 2012 – June 2013
Coordinator/Curator, PRISM Poetry Series featured readings and open mics, The Coffee Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, October 2006 – December 2007
Guest Curator, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, September 2007
Curator, Karawane Magazine 10th Anniversary Release Party, Whole Music Club, University of Minnesota, March 2007
Curator, The Edge, multi-media performance series, Hopkins Center for the Arts, 2003-2006
Theatre Manager, Acadia Theater & Cabaret, December 2001-May 2002
Performance Curator, Midtown Greenway Parade of the Arts sponsored by Intermedia Arts, 2001 & 2002 
Performance Curator, Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, June 2001
Showcase Co-Coordinator, Minnesota Fringe Theatre Festival, July 2001.  
Producer, Energy Crisis, environmental-artistic evening at Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, June 2001
Producer, Choose AND Lose, political cabaret, Bedlam Theater, November 2000
Producer, National Poetry Month Festival, Mall of America, April 1999
Producer, Beatnik Night, Ginkgo Coffee Shop, St Paul, May 1998
Host, SASE About Town Reading, May Day Cafe, Minneapolis, December 1997 - May, 1998
Coordinator, First Annual SASE: Heart in the Write Place 13-hour fundraiser/poetry crawl, February, 1997
Producer, LitLink Literary Arts National Poetry Month Festival, 6-hour, multi-stage event with book fair and workshops, Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, April 1997

Featured Spoken Word Performances

PechaKucha, Figge Museum, Davenport, November 2013, April 2014, July 2015 and July 2016
Secret Language, Cheap Theatre, Minneapolis, February 2013
Shenanigans and Such, St. Paul Art Crawl, October 2012
Smash the Black Cloud! 10,000 Poets for Change, Black Dog Café, St, Paul, September 2012
Luck, Cheap Theatre, Minneapolis, March 2012
Welcome to the Neighborhood Meltdown, St. Paul Art Crawl, September 2011
Allowance, Cheap Theatre, Minneapolis, September 2011
Regular appearances on KFAI’s Write on Radio to present work and promote events, Minneapolis, 1997-2007
Cabaret Katrina Fundraiser, Patrick’s Cabaret/University of Minnesota, October 2005
SpokenWar, Spoken word website, “41: For Diallo,” Autumn 2005
Small Kindnesses, Weather Permitting, Minneapolis Light Rail Public Art Project, “Muttering Man” installed Autumn 2004
Estrogenius, Manhattan Theatre Source, New York, October 2003
Freedom Follies, Theatres Against War (ThAW), New York, September 2003
Wild Yam Cabaret, CSPS Hall, St. Paul, November 2002
Singers of Daybreak, Minnesota Spoken Word Association, The Quest, Minneapolis, August 2002
Hyperbole, Babylon Gallery, Minneapolis, July 2002
The Word, Minnesota Spoken Word Association, First Avenue Club, Minneapolis, April 2002
Singers of Daybreak, Minnesota Spoken Word Association, First Avenue Club, Minneapolis, August 2001
Vulva Riot women’s cabaret, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, August 2001
LadyFest Midwest women’s music festival, Chicago, 2001
Spoken Word Fringe, Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 2001 & August 2002
Naked Buddha, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, June 2001
Verbose, Acadia Cabaret, Minneapolis, June 2000 & July 2001
Fret, Frame & Chatter, Gus Lucky’s, Minneapolis, March 2000
Art Temple Earthquake Benefit, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, December 1999
Cross-Cultural Poetics Conference, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 1998
Patrick’s Cabaret, spoken word performances with The Bruitists, Minneapolis, 1998-2001
SASE Summer Poetry Contest Showcase, Borders Books, Minnetonka, MN, September 1997
Featured Performer, SASE About Town Reading, Ginkgo Coffeehouse, St. Paul, March 1997

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Original photo by Fluffy Singler
Read portions of Fluffy's academic work, new poetry & performance pieces, etc.
'Cuz I get lonely.
Fluffy Singler (aka Laura Winton)

Writer , Artist, Performer, Teacher, Publisher