About


I’m a poet, academic, and lecturer in the New York University departments of Media, Culture, and Communication and Environmental Studies, where my work focuses on the intersection of poetry and poetics, media studies, and theories of the public sphere. I hold a PhD in English and American Literature from NYU, and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY). I am the author of Someone Like You (Gauss PDF, 2017), Simple Location (above/ground, 2022) and the creator and co-editor of the collaborative writing project Executive Orders (The Operating System and Organism for Poetic Research, 2016-2020). My critical and creative writings have appeared or are forthcoming in journals and periodicals including Chicago ReviewCriticism, Boston Review, Prelude, The Brooklyn Rail, The Distance Plan, Urban Omnibus, and Supermachine, among other publications, and I’ve been a Writer-in-Residence at Millay Arts and Yaddo. I also serve as an organizer and editor for the multi-sited poetics working group and small press, the Organism for Poetic Research︎︎︎, and as a contributing editor for the climate-crisis-and-culture platform, The Distance Plan︎︎︎. Since 2012, I’ve taught courses on literature, critical theory, environmental justice, and creative writing on the campuses of CUNY Brooklyn College, CUNY Queens College, and NYU.



My scholarship uses the tools of literary and cultural analysis to consider how the massification of Anglophone public spheres in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries altered the ways we conceptualize and engage in spaces of public representation. My current book project, Containing Multitudes: The Social Logic of Lyric in the Mass Public Sphere, argues that a group of minoritized and social-dissident poets, including Frank O’Hara, Amiri Baraka, Bernadette Mayer, Bruce Andrews, Lisa Robertson, and Claudia Rankine, played a decisive role in the articulation of a massified idea of subjectivity and collectivity in post-1945 North America. More information about the project, for which I’ve been offered an advance contract at Iowa University Press’s Contemporary North American Poetry Series︎︎︎, can be found here︎︎︎. An article based on my research, “Lyric Noise: Lisa Robertson, Claudia Rankine, and the Phatic Subject of Poetry in the Mass Public Sphere,” was published in the journal Criticism in March of 2019.


Recent

“Skunks Eat Leaves” at Dusie Tuesday Poem︎︎︎

The Apologies at East Quay Museum︎︎︎

Two poems at periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics︎︎︎

“Peak Problems: NYC’s Carbon-Intensive Energy Infrastructure and the Environmental-Justice Communities Fighting to Dismantle It” at Urban Omnibus︎︎︎

“Lyric Noise: Lisa Robertson, Claudia Rankine, and the Phatic Subject of Poetry in the Mass Public Sphere” at Criticism︎︎︎


Contact

Andrew Michael Gorin [he/him]
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; Department of Environmental Studies
New York University

amg737@nyu.edu


Education

PhD, English and American Literature, New York University, 2021

MFA, Creative Writing (Poetry), CUNY Brooklyn College, 2013

BA, College of Letters (literature, philosophy, history), Wesleyan University, 2009


Academic Appointments

Lecturer, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, 2022-current

Lecturer, Department of Environmental Studies, New York University, 2022-current

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Department of English, New York University, 2021-2022

Graduate Instructor, Various Departments, New York University, 2016-2018

Lecturer, Department of English, CUNY Queens College, 2013-2014

Lecturer, Department of English, CUNY Brooklyn College, 2012-2014


Research and Teaching Interests

Twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature and culture, the public sphere, media studies, poetry & poetics, critical race theory, queer theory, affect, environmental humanities, creative writing (eco-poetics, documentary poetics, community- and research-based creative practices, multi-modal and new-media poetry)

 
Fellowships and Awards

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, New York University, 2021    

Provost’s Global Research Initiative Fellowship, Office of the Provost, New York University, 2020    

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Department of English, New York University, 2019    

Provost’s Global Research Initiative Fellowship, Office of the Provost, New York University, 2019

Brooklyn Arts Council Grant (for Organism for Poetic Research), Brooklyn Arts Council, 2019

Penfield Award, Department of English, New York University, 2018    

M. L. Rosenthal Award, Department of English, New York University, 2018

Writer-in-Residence, Corporation of Yaddo, 2016    

Writer-in-Residence, Millay Arts, 2015    

MacCracken Fellowship, Department of English, New York University, 2014    

Himan Brown Award, Department of English, CUNY Brooklyn College, 2013

Honors, College of Letters, Wesleyan University, 2009

Olin Fellowship, Department of English, Wesleyan University, 2008