Bruce Andrews

is a multimedia writer, sound designer, art and literary theorist, and political scientist, based in New York City since the 1970s. He has maintained a consistent position and prolific record of activism at the radical edge of the literary avant-garde and is the author of more than thirty collections of poetry and performance scores, with many books, shorter texts, interviews, essays, recordings & commentary online. Andrews was coeditor, with Charles Bernstein, of the influential L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E journal of poetics theorizing and discussion (1978–1982). His essays and interviews on poetics are collected in the Northwestern University Press collection Paradise and Method: Poetics and Praxis (1996). Andrews taught political science at Fordham University from 1975 until his retirement this year with a focus on global capitalism, US imperialism, the politics of communication, conspiracy theory, and covert politics. He has been involved in a long series of collaborative multimedia theatrical projects and performances including key collaborations with Sally Silvers and Michael Schumacher. He has received grants and fellowship opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Harvestworks and Engine 27.