The Projector

Amusements & Useful Devices from K. A. Wisniewski

Where the Angels Lived: Coming Soon from Calypso Editions

I am pleased to announce the next title to be released from Calypso Editions:  Margaret McMullan’s Where the Angels Lived.  Margaret also published the novel Aftermath Lounge (2015) with Calypso. … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bob Brown Bubbles

As I begin to consider the next phrase of Roving Eye Press, I have been researching more of Bob Brown‘s poetry, including a lot of poems not included in some … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lest We Forget! A Poem

  LEST WE FORGET! The World is Round and Very Wet! By Bob Brown   Pilsener beer from a tall frosted glass at Luchow’s             … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Required Readings Visualized: Early American Word Clouds

In the previous post, I shared a list of free, online word cloud generators.  In this post, I offer a couple of examples of word clouds put to use!  This … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Free Books, Open Libraries: 15 Resources for Everyone

Many of my upper-division courses focus on the same general set of questions:  How does digital media disrupt “conventional” structures?  Structures here range from thought processes and reading and researching … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

James Rivington, American Printer

James Rivington (1724-1802) was an English-born printer/publisher and journalist in New York City during the American Revolution. Prior to the revolution, he was one of the most popular and widely … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Three Poems by Olga Cabral

Electronic Tape Found in a Bottle If this small human testament completes its odyssey clears the curtains of fiery meteors crosses the rages of magnetic storms rides free of hydrogen … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Empire State by Olga Cabral

Empire State I am a prisoner of bones of keyrings habits teeth and hair I am a tenant of torn skies I am a runner in the air of escalators … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Writing with Scissors: A Review

Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance By Ellen Gruber Garvey. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 320 pp. 62 ill. HC $115, Pb … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Schoolmaster, Translated

Last week, I noted that I would return to completing my translation of selected poems by Marcel Lecomte.  To slowly return to this project and to offer another preview of … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Classic Comics Covers

For those who know me and my work, it’s no secret that I am interested the relationships between texts and images.  So much so that I’ve straddled the line between … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

16 Weeks with Bob Dylan

Colleges are like old-age homes; except for the fact that more people die in colleges. For me, the environment to write the song is extremely important. The environment has to … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bob Brown’s Houdini

I’m happy to announce the publication of the latest title from Roving Eye Press: Houdini.  The title is number 5 for Bob Brown’s revamped mobile small press. Originally published in … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beyond Criticism 2017

One of my latest projects this year has been the book series Beyond Criticism published by Bloomsbury.  It’s been a busy year here with six books already published and many … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Tribute to the John Trumbulls

This semester, I again find myself teaching two surveys on early America (situated in both English and History Departments).  Each semester, I try to mix up the program and reading … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sleep Habits & Literary Production

Sleep deprivation is a major problem these days, leading to a host of physical and emotional problems.  It has been the focus of many studies in recent decades, and, just … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ian McKellen, Teacher: A Note on Teaching Gesture

In the last few years, I’ve noticed a major shift in my research and in my methods of teaching: a focus on performance.  Part of my thinking is a turn … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

A New Video from Calypso Editions

Last week, I completed a promotional video for Calypso Editions.  Lots of exciting work being done here. Calypso’s members are currently reviewing our fall submissions.  We are very excited for … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Calypso Editions: Catalog, News & Book Tours

In December, Calypso Editions published Lullaby for a Hanged Man by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki  (and translated by Julia and Peter Sherwood).  Calypso is happy to report that Hubert and Julia are … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Digital Exhibition: Mill Girls

During the Fall 2015 semester, I helped Dr. Lindsay DiCuirci teach a graduate seminar entitled “Women and American Periodicals” at UMBC.  The course highlighted some of the United States’ most … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lullaby for a Hanged Man

JUST RELEASED: The latest title from Calypso Editions… Lullaby for a Hanged Man Fiction · English · by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki · Translated by Julia and Peter Sherwood · 86 pages Lullaby for … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goody Two-Shoes

This week I was looking up where the expression “goody two-shoes” originated.  A friend used it in conversation and I remarked or rather asked whether or not this is even … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Tribute to Len Fulton . . . and his Small Press Review

Last week I received an email from Susan Fulton Raymond and Kathleen Glanville, editor and publisher of the The Small Press Review, that the May-June 2015 issue would be the … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bob Brown’s 1450-1950

Brown invents a type of slapstick poetic burlesque. Calling it visual poetry is too staid and decorous; call it scratch & scrawl. ~Craig Saper I am happy to announce that … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Between Page and Screen

Between Page and Screen by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse (New York: Siglio, 2012). I’ve been playing with this book for the past couple of months.  I’m sure that poets, … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment