Vanessa Place

“Vanessa Place killed poetry.” —Anonymous, via Twitter.

The Boston Review called Vanessa Place “the spokesperson for the new cynical avant-garde,” The Huffington Post characterized her work as “ethically odious,” literary critic and philosopher Avital Ronell stated that Place is “a leading voice in contemporary thought,” and  Vanessa Place was the first poet to perform as part of the Whitney Biennial; a content advisory was posted. Place is also a critic, a criminal defense attorney, and CEO of VanessaPlace Inc, the world’s first poetry corporation.

Dies: A Sentence (Les Figues, 2006)

La Medusa (Fiction Collective 2, 2008)

Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009)

The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law (Other Press, 2010)

Statement of Facts (Insert Press, 2010)

Statement of the Case (Insert Press, 2011)

Argument (Insert Press, 2011)

Boycott (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013)

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More publications, sound and video files can be found on PennSound

Lemon Hound Interviews Vanessa Place

Sound Recordings: Vanessa Place

Andrea Quaid Interviews Vanessa Place