Simons Center Art and Science Program
2017 Simons Center ArtSci Lecture Series Presents Poet Amy Catanzano
Curated by Lorraine Walsh
Quantum Poetics: A Talk and Poetry Reading
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3:00 pm, SCGP 102
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Amy Catanzano, Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing, Poet-in-Residence, Co-Director, Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC is a poet and cross-genre writer who explores the intersections of literature, science, and art. In an integrated artistic practice and theory known as quantum poetics, she investigates shared principles in poetry and quantum mechanics to reinvent common notions of spacetime, language, and reality. Her creative and scholarly research spans the history of the avant garde and contemporary subcultures in parallel to the history of physics and its under-acknowledged relationship to the philosophy of language Catanzano is the author of three books. Her most recent, Starlight in Two Million: A Neo-Scientific Novella, published by Noemi Press in 2014, combines narrative and experimental fiction, and received the Noemi Press Book Award. Her second book, Multiversal, published by Fordham University Press in 2009, received national recognition in the United States as the recipient of the PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry. Catanzano’s first book, iEpiphany, was published by poet Anne Waldman’s press, Erudite Fangs Editions, in 2008. Her creative work has been published widely in literary journals such as Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, and New American Writing.
Amy Catanzano is the Simons Center Art and Science Program’s 2018 inaugural science inspired Poet-in-Residence.