Jill Magi is a poet, artist and academic. She joined the faculty of NYUAD in 2013, where she teaches writing through the study of textiles, as well as poetry and art.
Cities and narratives – official and unofficial – are the crux of much Magi’s work. She explores relationships to mother languages and national narratives and the migrations – linguistic and physical – that these articulate.
She is the author of more than five books and chapbooks, including To a Person Who Applies Blueness: A Script (forthcoming, small po[r]tions press) and LABOR (Nightboat 2014). Other projects include the scholarly monograph Pageviews/Innervisions: A textimage theory and curriculum (Rattapallax), and the e-pamphlets Labor Poetic Labor! Projects 1 and 2 (Essay Press). Magi has written a weekly commentary for Jacket2 on “a textile poetics,” and other critical essays have appeared in The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-garde, The Racial Imaginary, and The Eco-Language Reader. The NYUAD Project Space gallery mounted a solo exhibition of her work in 2015.