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Madison McCartha is a poet, critic, and multimedia artist whose debut book of poetry and visual art, FREAKOPHONE WORLD, was published by Inside the Castle in 2021. Their second book, THE CRYPTODRONE SEQUENCE, is forthcoming from Black Ocean.
McCartha's writing appears in Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, The Spectacle, and elsewhere. Their work has been exhibited through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, the Poetic Research Bureau, and digitally through Small Press Traffic. Shortlisted for the 2019-2021 CAAPP Creative Writing Fellowship, they have received support from The Electronic Literature Organization, Blue Mountain Center, Millay Arts, Winter Tangerine, and the Ucross Foundation.
McCartha holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. As a PhD student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, they investigate the ways media art and electronic literature might tell us something new about boundaries, permission, and race.
Their peer-reviewed essay, "Notes toward a Virtual Poetics," excerpts from which have appeared on Action Blog, was published by Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience in 2022.
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