Allan Graubard

Professorat University of Pataphysics
New York,
United States
Focus area: Writing, Literature, Poetry

Allan Graubard is a poet, playwright, critic, and publisher translated into numerous languages. His recent books include Language of Birds (Anon Edition, NY/Flagstaff, 2019), Western Terrace (Exstasis Edition, Victoria BC, 2019), and Into the Mylar Chamber: Ira Cohen (Fulgur, UK, 2019). He collaborates with a host of creators in art, music, dance, and science, from the Alice Farley Dance Company, the late, celebrated composer/conductor Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, and artists Rik LIna and Gregg Simpson, to climate scientist Hans Von Storch, the late geophysicist Cinna Lomnitz and meteorologists Robert and Joanne Simpson, and more. Allan's theater works have premiered in New York City, Washington, DC, Dubrovnik, Croatia, and Sibiu, Romania. He has appeared as guest writer at MOMA PS1, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, Bowery Poetry Club, Romanian Cultural Institute (NYC); Wesleyan University (CT); Catholic University of America (Washington, DC); University of Colorado, Boulder (CO), and has lectured at other premiere institutions, including University of Oxford. He reads his work and that of other writers widely, from New York City, London and Los Angeles to New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, as elsewhere. His book reviews appear in Leonardo, Los Angeles Review of Books, American Book Review, Hyperion, Pacific Rim Review of Books, and other venues. Because of it all, despite it all, he seeks the warm transparent breadth of living completely, which he has found when he least expects it.

Journal Articles:
Leonardo Reviews

The Eyelid

April 2021
Leonardo Reviews

Jaroslav Rössler: Czech Avant-Garde Photographer

February 2005
Leonardo Reviews

Underland: A Deep Time Journey

February 2020
Leonardo Reviews

Kazuo Ohno's World: from Without and Within

June 2005
Leonardo Reviews

The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture

June 2006
Leonardo Reviews

Surrealism and Cinema by Michael Richardson. Berg Publishers, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2006. 240 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 1-84520-225-2; 1-84520-226-0

June 2007
Leonardo Reviews

Ghosthunter: A Journey through Haunted France by Simon Marsden. Editions Flammarion, Paris, 2006. 192 pp. Trade. ISBN: 2-0803-0530-1

February 2008
Leonardo Reviews

Archeology of Violence by Pierre Clastres. Jeanine Herman, trans. SEMIOTEXT(E), Los Angeles, CA 90057. 335 pp. Softcover. ISBN-978-1-58435-093-4

October 2011
Leonardo Reviews

The History of Jungle Gardens edited by Lisa B. Osborn, Shane K. Bernard and Scott Carroll. Jungle Gardens, Inc. Avery Island, LA, U.S.A., 2010. 120 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-615-3211-7

April 2012
Leonardo Reviews

Compression Purity by Will Alexander. City Lights, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., 2011. 94 pp. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-87286-541-9

February 2012
Leonardo Reviews

Looking for Bruce Conner by Kevin Hatch. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2012. 418 pp. illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01681-0

February 2013
Leonardo Reviews

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning by Maggie Nelson. W.W. Norton Company, New York, U.S.A., 2012. 304 pp. Trade; paper. ISBN: 978-0-393- 07215-0; ISBN: 978-0-393-34314-4

April 2013
Leonardo Reviews

Philosophical Essays: A Critical Edition—Fernando Pessoa edited by Nuno Ribeiro. Contra Mundum Press, New York, U.S.A., 2012. 190 pp. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-983-697-268

February 2014
Leonardo Reviews

My Life by Isadora Duncan, with an introduction by Joan Acocella. Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York, U.S.A., 2012. Revised and updated from 1927 version. 368 pp. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-87140-318-6

February 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Russia: A World Apart by Simon Marsden and Duncan McLaren. Paul Holberton Publishing, London, U.K., 2013. 144 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-957379-50-3

April 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Otherness in Hollywood Cinema by Michael Richardson. Continuum, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2010. 272 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-8264-6311-1

April 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière

April 2004
Reviews

The Great Camouflage: Writings of Dissent (1941–1945) by Suzanne Césaire

October 2014
Leonardo Reviews

The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader

August 2004
Leonardo Reviews

Federico Fellini: Making a Film

February 2016