“In light of the betrayal of revolt in Revolution, I wanted to rehabilitate the microscopic sense of the word, its etymological and literary sense in which the root “vel” means unveiling, returning, discovering, starting over. This is the permanent questioning that characterizes psychic life and, at least in the best cases, art.” – Julia Kristeva
Kristin Prevallet is the author of I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time, an experimental elegy designed by poet Jeff Clarke and published by Essay Press in 2007; Shadow Evidence Intelligence, a book of conceptual confrontations with the form/content rift that occurred during the Bush II years, published by Factory School in 2008; Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation and Image-Text Projects, a book of form/content experiments written and designed in Quark and published by Skanky Possum in 1998. She is the editor of A Helen Adam Reader (National Poetry Foundation).
Most recently her re-vision of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, called “Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn,” was published by the Belladonna Collaborative and set to music by composer Colette Alexander. Recent poetic documents that blend conceptual and collaborative forms have appeared in VLAK: Poetics and the Arts, VIZ Inter-Arts, Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art, and Poetics Reflection and the anthology I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. A member of the Belladonna Collaborative, she works as a hypnotherapist in Manhattan.