Presentation and Discussion

ANTENA Presentation and Discussion | Events Calendar

Clinton Hill / Fort Green

Pratt Institute | 550 Myrtle Ave.

Antena is a language justice and literary experimentation collaborative founded by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers, and activist interpreters. Antena activates links between social justice work and artistic practice by exploring how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we inhabit. Antena has exhibited, published, performed, organized, advocated, translated, curated, interpreted, and/or instigated with numerous groups and institutions, including Blaffer Art Museum, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, and Project Row Houses. More information:

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, and urban cyclist. Her most recent translation is Intervenir/Intervene by Dolores Dorantes and Rodrigo Flores Sánchez (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). Her poetry books have been published by Atelos, Palm Press, and subpress, and in numerous DIY/DIT editions. Her translations and writings are forthcoming from Kenning Editions, Litmus Press, and Writ Large Press. She teaches at CalArts and Otis College, and organizes bilingual spaces locally through Antena Los Ángeles:

John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, and translator. He has translated numerous books from the Spanish, including Antígona González (Les Figues Press, forthcoming) and Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border (Duke University Press, 2012). His most recent chapbooks are Killing Current (Mouthfeel Press, 2012) and Ioyaiene (Handmade for Fresh Arts Houston-based Community Supported Art Program, 2014). His book of poetry and image, Ford Over, is forthcoming in 2016 from Noemi Press.