American poet and self-described “son of white trash asphyxiation” CAConrad performs from his latest book ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), where security cameras, escalators, crystals and semen are employed to exert a new poetics.
CAConrad’s Kansas childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He is the author of seven books, the latest ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014). He is a 2015 Headlands Art Fellow, and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Banff, Ucross, RADAR and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. He conducts workshops on (Soma)tic Poetry and Ecopoetics.