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Robert Eric Shoemaker PhD Humanities (Spring 2022), [email protected] - 270.577.7782EDUCATIONv PhD Humanities, University of Louisville (Expected Spring 2022)Dissertation: Critical introduction “As Above, So Below: Magical Poetics and Queer Alchemy,” withcreative manuscript “A Planetary Spell”Coursework in Magic History and Theory, Queer Studies, Feminist Theory, Activist History, OralHistory, Postcolonial Studies, Literary Theory, Poetry & Poetics, Cultural Theory, and Creative Writingo Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate, 2021o Public History Graduate Certificate, 2020v MFA Creative Writing & Poetics, Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied PoeticsThesis: "Rural Triptych" by Federico García Lorca in new translations, with critical essay "TheUntranslatability of Translation"Coursework in Writing Pedagogy, Poetics History and Theory, Eco-Poetics, Translation, FeministLiterature, Performance Art, and Fictiono 3.97/4.0 GPA, June 2018v BA Theatre & Performance Studies, University of ChicagoThesis: "Blood Weddin'" by Federico García Lorca in new translation, with critical essay "How Lorca:The Performance of Re-Contextualization with the Poet-Playwright"Coursework in Poetry, Playwriting, Film Studies, Literature and Literary Theory, Translation, andSpanisho Minors in English & Creative Writing and Cinema & Media Studies, 3.8/4.0 GPA, June 2014TEACHINGEducation extends beyond the traditional classroom and includes public and social initiatives as well asinstitutional work. My pedagogy extends beyond the boundaries of the brick-and-mortar Academy and intoalternative community projects and organizations.Classroomv Instructor, Introduction to Film (HUM 224), University of Louisville, Summer 2021-Spring 2022o Designed syllabus and instructed undergraduate 35 students in each of three sectionso Distance Education, 100% online (Summer 2021) & in-person (Fall 2021-Spring 2022)v Instructor, Introduction to Humanities (HUM 105), University of Louisville, Spring 2021o Designed syllabus and instructed undergraduate studentso Distance Education, 100% onlinev Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Composition (English 101), Jefferson Community and TechnicalCollege, Fall 2020 & Summer 2021o Designed syllabus and instructed undergraduate studentso Hybrid Instruction, 70% online 30% in-person (Fall 2020) & 100% online (Summer 2021)v Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Humanities, University of Louisville, Fall 2020o Co-taught course for undergraduate students with mentor instructorv Co-Instructor, BA Writing Seminar, Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, 2018o Designed and implemented co-taught seminar course for 12 students over the summerv Graduate Instructor, Writing Seminar 1, Naropa University, 2017 and 2018o Designed syllabus and instructed 15 undergraduate students for two semestersv Teaching Assistant, Writing Pedagogy Graduate Seminar, Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School,2017 and 2018o Designed and implemented lesson plans and course preparation with mentor instructor for 10students for each of 2 semesters

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782v Instructor, Creative Writing, Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP), 2018o Designed course and instructed 6th-8th graders in three-week residential programv Instructor, Philosophy in Literature & Film, Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP), 2017o Designed course and instructed 8th-10th graders in three-week residential programPublic History & Educationv Frazier History Museum, Education Intern, Fall 2019o Hired via special arrangement with U of L public history to facilitate and create special eventso Solo designed, marketed, and implemented “Kentucky Is” event at Frazier Museumo Collaboratively designed and implemented gallery talk based on Edgar Allan Poe exhibitTeaching Artistv Teaching Artist and Stage Manager, Northlight Theatre’s Education Program, 2015v Teaching Artist and Playwright, American Theater Company’s Bridge Program, 2014Writing Consultationv Head Writing Fellow, Naropa Writing Center, 2017-2018o Sole coordinator and administrator of the Writing Center and Core Writing Seminars Fall 2017in director's leave of absence; advisor for adjunct faculty, facilitator of writing seminars,assessment, and course designo Main assistant to writing center director and core writing seminars administrator in Spring2018, including the overhaul of writing seminar assessment criteria and syllabus constructionv Writing Fellow, Naropa Writing Center, 2016-2018o Graduate Assistantshipo Conducted one-on-one writing sessions with students and alumnio Interfaced with students and faculty to communicate the pedagogical goals of the writing centerPUBLICATIONS (selected)Booksv Ca’Venezia with Partial Press, 2021o Full-length Artist’s Book (Poetry/Prose/Memoir/Hybrid Writing)o Selected performances:§ Author Talk and Performance hosted by University of Louisville Humanities Program,2021v We Knew No Mortality with Acta Publications, 2018o Full-length Poetry & Memoir Collectiono Selected performances:§ Bing Art Books, hosted by the UChicago Arts Alumni Network: Book Release, 2018§ Innisfree Poetry Café Reading: Featured Reader, 2018v 30 Days Dry with Thought Collection Publishing, 2015o Debut chapbook-length Poetry Collectiono Selected performances:§ Release Reading at Armadillo’s Pillow, Chicago, 2015§ Release Reading at Worsham Hall, Kentucky, 2015§ CHI PRC Reading, Chicago, 2015Articlesv Signs and Society, University of Chicago Press, Fall 2019o Title: “After After Lorca: Anamnesis and Magic between Jack Spicer and García Lorca”

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782o Full-length peer reviewed academic journal articlev Plath Profiles, Indiana University Press: “Animal Trapping Exercise” and selections from originalmusical “PLATH/HUGHES”, 2019Book Reviewsv Gender Forum: Book Review: Nepantla Anthology, Summer 2020v Entropy: Book Review: A Sand Book, May 2020v Jacket2: “Spelling for Humanity”, Book Review of Spells Anthology by Ignota Books, 2019Translationsv Asymptote Journal of Translation:“Barrens, from Lorca’s ‘Yerma’”, selected by Caridad Svich, Spring2020v Exchanges Journal of Translation at the University of Iowa: Poetry by Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, 2018v Columbia Journal:“A Mistranslation of Dante's Inferno”, 2017v The Adirondack Reviewo Poetry by Lorca: “Narcissus”, “Sleepwalker’s Ballad”, “Nueva York (Office andDenunciation)”, “Adam”, 2017Poetryv Analogies & Allegories Literary Magazine: Magic, "Moon", 2021v Diane di Prima: New Revolutionary Letters, "Revolutionary Letter B", Wisdom Body Collective, 2021v Entropy “Owl Swoops”, 2021v *apo-press “Re-Knewing”: “After Horas,” “In panicked dreams I cry out and the sound only hits thewalls”, 2021v Emergency Index Vol. 9, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020: “Guarda [email protected] Niñ@s”v Tiny Spoon Ecology: “Forrest Gander has a yellow aura”, 2020v Bombay Gin #45 SWP Portfolio, 2020v Call Me [Brackets]: “forest gash”, 2019v Cigar City Poetry Journal: “Instructions for Tapered Ribbon”, 2019v Featured on KRFY 88.5, Songs-Voices-Poems with Jackie Henrion: “Old Kuttawa And The Flood”,2018v Gordian Review: “If Once You Were German”, 2018v BEATSo Eco-Magick, “Halloween Night”, 2017o Mental Health, “Reductive Motions”, 2017v Kairos Literary Journal: “Body: Domain”, 2017v Water, Water Everywhere:“Sublimation”, 2017v Verde Que Te Quiero Verde with Open Country Press:“Impicture”, 2017v Tooth N’ Nail Anthology: “Sammie Jo”, “Sammie Jo Speaks”, “Sammie Jo Redux”, “Jo Reborn”, 2017v Thought Notebook Webzine: “If A Hobo”, 2016v Mosaic Literary Journal:“Death at a Reading: or, Poetic Justice”, 2016v Baseball Bard: “America’s Game”, 2016v Roots Student Literary Journal: “Confirmation”, “Creed”, “If Once You Were German”, “Set”, 2016v Thought Notebook: “I Am/Who Am”, 2016v Literature Emitting Diodes Anthology: “I Am Solar”, 2016 (installation 2015)v Chicago After Dark Anthology: “City of Steel”, 2014v Rollick Magazine: “Sammie Jo”, “Ca’Venezia: Your Voice”, “Pins”, 2015Prose

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782v Miracle Monocle: “Terrariums”, 2020v Barely South Review: “Postface as Memory”, 2017v Mount Analogue: “Activism and the Beats”, 2017v Roar: Literature and Revolution by Feminist People: “Activism and the Beats”, 2017v Punch Drunk Press: “Ekphrasis of Sia”, 2017Journalismv Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Campus Consortium Grant Project: “Venetian Artisanship andClimate Change”, 2014-2015o Grant to travel to Venice, Italy and report about climate change's impact on tourism and the artso Selections: “State of Glass”, “Venetian Artisanship and Climate Change Podcast Parts 1- 4”o Feature Contributor, Artisan Magazine, 2015o Feature Contributor, Fra Noi Magazine, 2015v Feature Contributor, Boulder Weekly, 2016o Selection: “Eat, Drink, or Shine?”v Head Arts Writer, Evanston Now, 2015-2016o Lead point of contact for reviews and features on the arts, lead point of contact for articles,coordinated scheduling and editorial processo Selections: “Sarah Ruhl – Interview with the Poet-Playwright”, “FBI Agent talks JFK‘Assassination Theater’”, Interview of Chuck Meev Arts Contributor, Newcity, 2014-2016o Selection: “Go South”v “Turnout: A Poetics Journalism Zine”, Feature Contributor, 2017v Arts Contributor, VAM Magazine, 2016o Selection: “Delia Kropp”PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIPSv Association of Humanities Academics, University of Louisvilleo President, 2020-Fall 2021§ Advocate for graduate students at departmental and other institutional levels as well asorganize and create events in the interest of community-building and professionaldevelopmento Vice President, 2019-2020v Sarabande Books Young Professionals Board, 2019-presento Engagement Committee Chair, 2021-present§ Responsible for organizing and implementing community outreach and volunteeropportunities with board membersv Louisville Literary Arts Board, Member, 2020-2021o Fundraising Committee Chair 2020-2021§ Coordinated first large-scale fundraiser, including 3 consecutive, planned days ofprogramming and an extensive online silent auctionv American Literary Translators Association, 2018-presentv University of Chicago Arts Alumni Board, 2017-presentv Pedagogy Collective Syllabi Committee, 2016-2018o Re-designed undergraduate courses “Literary Studies” and “Creative Reading & Writing”v Naropa Writing Center Client Committee, 2016-2018

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782o Research and community presentations on how to better serve the writing center’s client baseTrainings (selected)v Adobe Faculty Fellow, University of Louisville, 2022v Blackboard Ultra Certification, KCTCS/JCTC 2020v Delphi U Online Certification, University of Louisville, 2020§ Online teacher training and certification in compliance, accessibility, and technology toolsv Collaborative Learning in Online Classes (Summer 2021, JCTC)v Planning Your Online Course: Course Mapping (Summer 2021, JCTC)v Online Pedagogy (Summer 2021, JCTC)HONORS & AWARDSv University of Louisville Faculty “Student Champion”o Awarded for Outstanding Commitment to students during the global pandemic, 2020-2021v Anne Braden Institute Social Justice Graduate Research Paper Award, 2021o “Black Magic: Transnational Diasporic Aesthetics and Magic in the Poetry of Amiri Baraka andNathaniel Mackey”v Kentucky Derby Festival Poetry Derby, 2nd Place Winner, 2021o “a horse of a different color”v [PANK] Big Books Contest Finalist, 2020o FireBear, finalist poetry collectionv Sara-Jean McDowell Award for Fiction Winner, 2020, Department of English, University of Louisvilleo “Constancy,” awarded short storyv Maddox Prize Winner, 2019, Department of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, University ofLouisvilleo “After After Lorca: Homage, Anamnesis and Magic between Jack Spicer and Garcia Lorca,”Doctoral Student Writing Awardv Inaugural Orinda Award for Best New Translation, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America,2018o Workshop and staged reading awarded to “Barrens”, translated from Lorca’s “Yermav University Fellowship at the University of Louisvilleo Full tuition scholarship with stipend for four years of PhDv Graduate Student Leader of the Year Award, 2018, Naropa University Student Engagement Awardsv Graduate Speaker, Naropa University Commencement, 2018v kari edwards scholarship for experimental & gender-based activist writing, 2018, Naropa UniversitySummer Writing Programv Henderson Area Arts Alliance Grant, 2017v DCASE Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago, 2015o Project: “Lorca in America” involving the production of 2 new Lorca translationsv Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize for Best New Play, 2014, awarded to “PLATH/HUGHES”v University of Chicago Student Marshal, 2014v University of Chicago Arts Council Grants, 2012 & 2013COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVESMy scholarship and creative energies are dedicated to supporting and providing immersive, intentional,experiential opportunities to the public. Selected below are some initiatives of which I have been an integralpart.v Co-Managing and Senior Poetry Editor, Plath Profiles, an interdisciplinary scholarly and literary journalof Plath studies, 2019-presento Shared managing editorship, including management of 10 peer readers, website, submissions,editorial, design, and production for the only peer-reviewed Sylvia Plath journal worldwide

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782o Journal hosted by IU Northwestv Poetry Is Productions, Artistic Director and Founder, 2015-presento Poetry Is: A Sound Experience, Artistic Director and Founder, 2019-present§ Producing director of poetry and music performance collective in Louisville serving over200 patrons with innovative events§ Venues have included Speed Art Museum's After Hours, Frazier History Museum,Portland Museum, Writer’s Block Festival, Kleinhelter Gallery, Surface Noise Records,and Naropa's Summer Writing Program on Zoom§ Kentucky Is: A Sound Experience at the Frazier Museum, 2019Producer and Performero Theatrical Productions in Chicago, New York City, and Boulder§ Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, “Blackboard/Whiteboard”, 2017 Performance art and installation produced by Poetry Is/Beats as part of anexhibition§ Writer, PLATH/HUGHES Produced at: Teatro LATEA in New York, 2016; Chicago Musical TheatreFestival, 2015; Gorilla Tango, 2015; and Rhinofest, 2014 Highly Recommended by Chicago Stage Standard, Chicago Critic§ Translator, Buster Keaton Passes By by Federico García Lorca Produced at: Abbie Fest, 2015; and Skokie Theatre, 2015§ Translator, Bernarda Alba and Her House by Federico García Lorca Produced at Redtwist Theatre, 2015-2016, as a guest company Highly Recommended by Chicago Critic, Windy City Times§ Adaptor, “Wilde’s Salomé” Produced at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 2016§ Writer, “Phaedra, Released.” Staged Reading at The Old Globe in San Diego; Produced at the Poetry IsTheatre Festival, 2016 Highly Recommended by Chicago Reader§ Writer, “medea conjures dragons” Reading at Boulder Writer’s Warehousev Founding Editor, BEATS literary magazine, 2016-2018o Designed, edited, produced, and distributed student journal with more than 6 volumes, withmonthly release events and readings in Boulder and Denver for an audience of over 400 readerso Artistic Community Student Group Award for “BEATS”, 2018, Naropa University StudentEngagement Awardso Producer, “HOWL: A Ginsberg Birthday Party”§ Produced at Boulder’s Fox Theatre by Beats: A Naropan Periodical, Poetry IsProductions, The Fox, and the Boulder Weekly§ Awesome Foundation Grant, 2017, for “HOWL: A Ginsberg Birthday Party” at the FoxTheatreo Producer, “2HOWL: The Second Coming”

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782o Organizer and Host: “Poetry and Performance- Protest Reading” at Naropa Universityv Classical Entertainment Society, University of Chicago, Artistic Director, 2012-2014o 13 Productions in Chicago, including 2 annual festivalso Adaptor, Iron Bridal Feasto Translator, Blood Weddin' by Federico García Lorcao Writer, Tiresias§ Staged Reading at the Greenhouse Theatre; Produced at the University of Chicagoo Adaptor, Beowulfv Ta Pyra Ensemble, Artistic Director and Founder, 2009-2012o 4 theatre productions in Kentucky and Indiana including 2 dinner theatres serving over a total of300 patronsv Naropa Student Uniono Co-Chair, 2017-2018§ Administered 10 student government positions, oversaw operations, facilitated decisionmaking and project development including the procuring and establishment of a newstudent government office and student venueo Communications Officer, 2017§ Marketing officer, designed and produced flyers and marketing materials for 10 eventsover the course of the school yearWriting Workshops, Designed and Ledv 2022 Kentucky Poetry Derby Instructor, sponsored by Churchill Downsv Sarabande Books, "Cut-Up Exorcism: Zine Lunch," 2021v Tiny Spoon and Poetry Is: “Performance: At a Time Like This,” 2021v Chicago Public Libraries: “Identity Politics/Poetics: Writing/Reading for Diversity and Inclusion,” 2017v Henderson County Public Library: “The Poetics of Space: Writers and their Environment,” 2017o Designed and implemented three workshops and accompanying readings on Eco-Poetics,Contemporary Praxis, and Performancev Boulder Public Library’s BLDG61: “Book Arts,” 2017o Designed and implemented a workshop for adults on chapbook-makingv University of Chicago’s Southside Scribblers at Ray Elementary: “For the Fun of It,” 2017o Designed and implemented a workshop for middle and elementary school students on chapbookmakingv Henderson County Public Library: “Writing What You Know, 2016”o Designed and implemented a poetry workshop for adults on memoir and personal narrativev Chicago Public Library Archer Heights Branch: “Poetry As Performance,” 2016o Designed and implemented a poetry workshop for adults on performance and alternative poetryConferences & Talksv Between the Worlds: Magic, Miracles, and Mysticism Conference, University of Sofia, Bulgariao Paper: “Allusive Magic: The Bibliomantic Transfer of Ethos from Homer to Virgil to Dante toNotley to Saterstrom,” 2020v Magic from the Margins Conference, Pacifica Institute, 2020, Attendeev Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, University of Louisvilleo Paper: “Lorca’s Yerma”, 2020o Chair: Mythopoetics; Horror, Affect, and Race, 2020

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782o Creative Performer: “'Guarda [email protected] Niñ@s' and other poems”, 2019o Chair: “Experiments in Disruption”, 2019v Ethics and Writing Panel, University of Louisville Writing Center, 2019v Kentucky Philological Association Conferenceo Paper: “After After Lorca: Homage, Anamnesis, and Magic between Jack Spicer and GarcíaLorca", 2019v American Literary Translators Association Conferenceo Panel: “Transcreating Lorca’s Duende”, 2018v Thomas R. Watson Conference on Making Future Matterso Panel: “Redefining Eco-Pedagogy for the New Weathers”, 2018v Naropa’s Summer Writing Programo Panel: “Romancing Lorca”, 2018o Panel: “Activism and the Beats”, 2017v Author’s Panel, Holy Name Church “Faith Quest”, 2018v Colorado Translators Association Conferenceo Talk: “The Untranslatability of ‘Translation’”, 2018v Conference on Community Writingo Panel: “Eco-Pedagogy Praxis”, 2017v Colorado Wyoming Writing Center Conferenceo Panel: “The Journalism Triangle as a Method of Academic Writing”, 2017v Taking the Next Step, 2017o University of Chicago career development conference for undergraduates; arts roundtablediscussion leader and Entertainment and Creative Arts panel participantPerformances, Readings, & Installationsv University of Louisville Humanities Event, Ca'Venezia Book Release, Performance and Talk, 2021v River City Revue: Featured Reader, 2019v Alexis Levitin Bilingual Reading Series of the American Literary Translators Association Conferenceo Featured Translator/Reader of Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, 2018v Naropa University Art Gallery Installation & Performance, 2018o Installation: “a Writer’s Notebook”, with opening performance from “We Knew No Mortality”v Punketry Reading/Performance, Denver: Featured Performer, 2018v Boulder Public Library Lunchtime Concert Series: Featured Performer, 2017v 4x4 Reading Series at University of Denver: Student Representative, Naropa University, 2018v Still Cellars Performance Series, 2018v Naropa University Graduation Reading, 2018v Naropa Writing Center Reading, 2018v Revolutionary Letters Reading, 2018v Joanna Macy Center Cabaret, 2017v 100,000 Poets for Change, Boulder, 2017 & 2016v Book Cellar, Chicago, 2016v University of Chicago Alumni Reading, 2016v Rhino Poetry Featured Reader, Chicago, 2016v Naropa Text/Image Symposium Reading, Boulder, 2017

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782Theatrical ProductionsAmong others, including staged readings of my work with The Old Globe, San Diego; Trellis/GreenhouseTheatre, Chicago; Adventure Stage, Chicago;Also including work with Gorilla Tango Theatre, Whiskey Rebellion Radio Hour, Hyde Park Players, Rhinofest,American Theater Company, Horizon Theatre, Theatre of Western Springs, Dandelion Theatre, Steep Theatre,New American Folk Theatre, Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Redtwist Theatre, Opera Ouvert, ReddOpera, and 3 Brothers Theatrev Writer/Director, “The Enormous Room”o Staged Reading produced by Studio Theatre, University of Louisville, 2019v Writer, “Lead Me Into Dark”o Staged Reading for PlayDates produced by Pandora Productions, Louisville, 2019o Workshop Production at Theatre of Western Springs, 2015v Writer, “Terrariums”o Produced by Naropa University’s MFA Performance Program for “Embodied Poetics”, 2018v Writer, “The Magic Thread”o Staged Reading at Adventure Stage Chicago, 2016v Adaptor, “War of the Worlds”o Produced at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 2015o Highly Recommended by Chicago Stage Standardv Adaptor, “The Music of Erich Zann”o Produced at the Whiskey Rebellion Radio Hour and the Hyde Park Players’ Radio Show, 2015v Writer, “#409”o Produced at American Theater Company, 2013v Writer, “Box of Wind”o Staged Reading at Horizon Theatre, 2013v Writer, “Five Minute Flamenco”o Staged Reading at Horizon Theatre, 2013v Writer, “Death at a Reading”o Produced at the University of Chicago, 2015v Writer, “Transformations: After Ovid”o Staged Reading at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 2015LITERARY INTRODUCTIONSv Introduction for Lisa JarnotSummer Writing Program at Naropa University, 2018v Introduction for Michelle Naka PierceSummer Writing Program at Naropa University, 2018v Introduction for Sarah EscueWhat/Where Reading at Naropa University, 2017v Introduction for Eugene LimWhat/Where Reading at Naropa University, 2016PERSONAL INTERVIEWSv Interviewed by Perks of Being a Book Lover Podcast, 2020v Interviewed by States of the Union, 2017v Interviewed by Troy Cabida: Online, for release of “30 Days Dry”, 2016

Robert Eric [email protected] - 270.577.7782vvvvvInterview by Kat Lahr: Print, for Thought Notebook’s Artist to Watch, 2016Interviewed by University of Chicago: Online, for Alumni Website, 2015Interviewed by Chicago Magazine, 2015Interviewed by Evansville Courier & Press, 2015Interviewed by University of Chicago: Online, for “Uniquely Chicago”, 2014

Robert Eric Shoemaker PhD Humanities (Spring 2022), MFA [email protected] - 270.577.7782 EDUCATION v PhD Humanities, University of Louisville (Expected Spring 2022) Dissertation: Critical introduction “As