Carla Harryman is an innovator in interdisciplinary performance, poetry, and prose, Harryman has authored seventeen books including W— /M— (2013), Adorno’s Noise (2008), Gardener of Stars (2001), and the multi-authored work The Grand Piano, an Experiment in Autobiography: San Francisco, 1975-1980. Open Box (with Jon Raskin), a CD of music and text performances was released on the Tzadik label in 2012. Her Poets Theater, interdisciplinary, and bi-lingual performances have been presented nationally and internationally.
Recent performances include San Francisco’s Outsound Festival (2012) and The Center for New Music(2013), a version of Mirror Play performed as a dialogue in Czech and English (Prague Micro-festival, 2011), and Occupying Theodore W. Adorno’s “Music and New Music,” a keynote lecture-performance (with pianist Magda Mayas) presented at dOCUMENTA 13 (2012). She serves on the faculty of Eastern Michigan University and is currently a Senior Artist-in-Residence in The University of Washington at Bothell’s MFA in Poetics Program.