Rachael Guynn Wilson

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essays, reviews, poetry


sample syllabi & course materials


editorial & design work

in-between things

everything else


Executive Orders. Edited by Andrew Gorin and Rachael Guynn Wilson. Forthcoming from Punctum Books.


“The Issue” in Producing Humans, edited by Iris Cushing. Delhi, NY: Bushel Editions, 2023.

“Feminist Bookstore News & The Post-Apollo Press.” Litmus Press Blog. July 16, 2022.

“’that we must dream to see’: an afterword.” 16 Poems for Philip Guston by Clark Coolidge. Edited by Rachael Guynn Wilson. Portland, OR: Container Corps + OPR, 2022. 

“conflict, montage, hesitation.” Matters of Feminist Practice vol. 1. Feb. 2020.

“Critical Vagrancy: On Reading with Elaine Freedgood.” Victorian Literature and Culture 47.3. Fall 2019.

Levitsky, Rachel, James Loop, and Rachael Guynn Wilson. "Radical Feminist Poetics: Belladonna* at Twenty Years." philoSOPHIA 9, no. 2 (2019): 119-127.

“Collocations on the Plane: Clark Coolidge and Philip Guston’s Poem-Pictures.” Textual Practice 32.8 (2018): 1425-1450.

“Fifteen Theses on ‘Fifteen Theses on Contemporary Art’.” A propósito de nada / Apropos of nothing. New York and Mexico D.F.: Aeromoto and Wendy’s Subway, 2018. 173-187.

“This Can Teach You Nothing: On Losing in Emerson and Maggie Nelson.” The Art of Losing. Spec. issue of The Volta - Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics, no. 58. Oct. 2015.

“Clark Coolidge’s Cave Art.” Jacket2. Oct. 30, 2015.

“without measure: the indispensible time of feminism.” Re: Theory, a Sunday. Brooklyn: Organism for Poetic Research, 2014.

“Field Trip: The Plants of Virgil's Georgics.” Reanimation Library: Word Processor. Dec. 19, 2013. 

    Book Reviews

“On ‘Velocity But No Location’ by Rosmarie Waldrop.” e-flux. March 9, 2022.

“Pipe Dream Songs: Review of Anna Gurton-Wachter’s Utopia Pipe Dream Memory.” Chicago Review 64:01/02/03 (Summer 2021): 331-335.

“The New Cinema: Review of Jennifer Firestone’s Story. The Brooklyn Rail. March 2020.

“A Poetry of Attention: Review of Asiya Wadud’s Crosslight for Youngbird.” The Kenyon Review. April 2019.

“Book Review: The Eyelash and the Monochrome.” Hyperallergic. March 2, 2019.

“Two Poetry Chapbooks from DoubleCross Press.” Cleaver. April 24, 2018.

    Art Writing

“'Jack... Jack... Jack...': Jack Goldstein x 10,000 at the Jewish Museum.” Brooklyn Rail. July-Aug. 2013: 59.

“Abstraction's Possible Histories,” blog post for Most Perfect World featured on Painters’ Table. Aug. 14, 2013. 


“The Karen Horney Progressions.” The Baffler. No. 74. June 2024.

“Today, I observed soft serve.” Big Fish, ed. Sparrow, 2021.

“Afternoon Ecology” and “You’ve Got to Take Your Parasympathetic Nervous System for a Walk.” The Ecology of Poetry: a workshop publication, May 2020.

from The Days. Belladonna* broadside, 2020.  

Fragments from Intervallics. Vestiges 05. Black Sun Lit, July 2020.

Text from Rachael Wilson, Saturday 2:38pm.” Prevailing Conditions/ Re: Tell me about your weather?, ed. MC Hyland, 2020.

“Directions.” Ritual and Capital. Bard Graduate Center & Wendy’s Subway, 2020.

“To each campfire as it fills.” The Distance Plan, issue 5: Charismatic Facts, 2016.

from Holiday and “Sequence B.” BathHouse Journal, issue 19, ed. Austin Bragdon. 2019.

“Q&A,” Pain Perdu,” “American Sonnet,” and “Oracles.” Belladonna chaplet #228: Out-of-Office. Brooklyn: Belladonna*, 2018.

“Catastrophe” and “Gorky.” apricota. New York: New Draft Collective and Secretary Press, 2018.

“Hope This Note Finds You Well.” Argos Calendar, 2018.

“The Waders.” Pelt, vol. 4. Brooklyn: Organism for Poetic Research, 2017.

“School of Athens,” “Catastrophe,” “Spleen,” and “Codes.” Elderly, no. 23: Deep Blue Nothing, Aug. 2017.

“Movement as Sounding.” Bloowst windku, ed. Rebecca Davis, 2015.

“#FF0000.” Web Safe 2k16, eds. Joe Bernardi, Josephine Livingstone, and Ben Sisko. 21 March 2016.

“Intergalacticker.” Free Spirit News #5 The Future Issue, 2015.

“Experiment A from Lithographs.” Pelt, vol. 2. Brooklyn: Organism for Poetic Research, 2013.

“After-words.” Pelt, vol. 1. Brooklyn: Organism for Poetic Research, 2012.


Mary Wollstonecraft, Lessons: for my unfortunate girl, edited & with an afterword by Rachael Guynn Wilson. Brooklyn: Most Perfect World, 2024.

Go On. Brooklyn: Most Perfect World, 2024.

A Family Recipe & other sundries. Brooklyn: No Press, 2022.

54 Books by Lola & Rachael, co-authored with Lola Milholland. Brooklyn, 2021.

Executive Orders, vol. 1., edited with Andrew Gorin and MC Hyland. Brooklyn: Organism for Poetic Research, 2017.


Most Perfect World. Co-authored with Garth Swanson, 2012 - 2015.

Hebdomeros7: A Critical Contextual Project, 2012.


“Singular Collaborations: Figures of Disjunction in Verbal-Visual Poetics.” Ph.D. Diss. New York University, May 2016.

    Selected Talks

“Mass Collaborative Poetics: New York School to ‘Executive Orders.’” Co-presented with Andrew Gorin. Flow Chart Foundation, Hudson, NY, July 22-23, 2023. 

“Imagining Communities: Crowdsourced Collaboration and Collective Authorship.” Co-presented with Andrew Gorin. HASTAC, Pratt Institute, June 8-11, 2023.

"Introduction." Epic Voices: Bernadette Mayer & Stacy Szymaszek on the Long Poem & Daily Writing. Poets House. March 9, 2019.

“‘And what shall I love if not the enigma?’: The Four Seasons Book Society’s Hebdomeros. ”Surrealisms: Inaugural Conference of the Int’l Society for the Study of Surrealisms, Bucknell University, Nov. 1-3, 2018.

“Critical Vagrancy: On Reading with Elaine Freedgood.” Elainefest!: A Conference Honoring the Career of Elaine Freedgood, New York University, Sept. 21, 2018.

“Poetic Spoliation in Frolic Architecture.” Fictions of History Conference: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory, CUNY Graduate Center, May 5-6, 2017.

Chair of panel on “Haptic Poetics,” with MC Hyland, Jill Magi, Ada Smailbegović, and Seldon Yuan. New York University, March 28, 2017.

Invited respondent for Peter Robinson’s “Sound Sense and the Composition of Poetry.” Modern and Contemporary Culture Colloquium, New York University, March 3, 2017.

“In the Ecstatic Mood: Shannon Ebner’s Photo and Video Poems.” MLA Forum on Visual Culture Panel, MLA, Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2017.

“Shannon Ebner’s Long Poems.” Seminar on “Artists Who Write Objects.” Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years conference, SUNY Buffalo, April 9-10, 2016.

“Susan Howe’s Ephemeral Architectures.” MLA Forum on Poetry and Poetics Panel, “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” MLA, University of Texas, Austin, January 7-10, 2016.

“Double Entendre: Badiou in Two Acts.” Reading and discussion with Katy Bohinc and Jamieson Webster. Wendy’s Subway. Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 13, 2015.

“The Chapbook Across Genres,” Panelist, NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival, CUNY Graduate Center, April 2, 2015.  

“Poetics of Accumulation and Waste in the The Vermont Notebook.” American Comparative Literature Association, New York University, March 20-23, 2014.

Poets & Critics Symposium on Clark Coolidge, invited participant. Université Paris-Est, Créteil, France, September 26-27, 2013. 

“Ekphrastic Rewordings: Robert Smithson Recycled by the Smithsonian Depositions.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Tufts University, March 21-24, 2013. 

“Compos(t)ing Poetry: Reification and Dialectics in Clark Coolidge’s Space and Smithsonian Depositions.” Forum on Forms of Seeing Annual Symposium, New York University, April 27, 2012.

“Surreal Fordism: Introducing Rationalized Subjects to Objective Chance.” Modernist Studies Association, SUNY Buffalo, October 6-9, 2011.

“Post-humanism in the Post-Colony: The Human at the Ends of Humanism.” Panel on “Humanism and Poetics Caught in Posthuman Enfoldings.” BABEL Working Group, University of Texas at Austin, November 4-6, 2010.
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