Pickles & Jams Book Launch at Miami University (2017)

In Pickles & Jams, cris cheek exposes the very membranes that lie between the sensed-real of the culturally dominant and the barely-sensed hyper-real of the culturally emergent. His poetics (initially spawned and tested in Briton) isn’t of an “epiphany” variety, but rather is borne of a sabre-ready constructivist process, whereby the jettisoning of American Capitalist values is at a premium. And though History’s objects (“nation”, “family”, “self-hood”, “city”, “work-world”) no longer have the capture energy they once did, they are still malignant, and push us around. It is these ghosted objects/identities that cheek takes aim at. Acutely sensible to the post-occupy dilemma of “value the crash / crash the value,” his aesthetic tactics intend on having us both view and act on the spectacle from within. cheek’s ever-increasing readership will once again be delighted to take much needed cultural cues from the most significant Anglo-American poet of our time.

—Rodrigo Toscano

“Down with the dabs”


the Church, the School, the Beer (2007)

“The still” (2007)

"notes" on distance no object

amodern 2 network archaeology

Impluperfections for Mixed Reality at SAIC

Bob Cobbing's Performances: Production and Circulation, of the Text

Monday Morning quarter-backing “on” and “off” gods’ commons

caroline bergvall paper

@hy-art 2006

Oxford, oh walk & talk

tongue paper

Public Announcement at The Cornershop (1998)

"the jitters" (from Grey Suit)

White Swan (1986)

“Root & Flight” (Inner Visions Cafe)

“The Hill” (Inner Visions, 1980)