Thalia Field works in interdisciplinary arts extending experimental fiction and poetry to multi-media and experimental performance. She has particular interests in ecology and environmental poetics, Buddhist poetics and philosophy, as well as history of science and art.
Thalia Field has two books published with New Directions: POINT AND LINE (2000) and INCARNATE: STORY MATERIAL (2004) and a third forthcoming with ND in 2009, BIRD LOVERS, BACKYARD. Another book, ULULU (CLOWN SHRAPNEL) was published by Coffee House press in 2008, with film stills by Bill Morrison. Thalia's writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Chicago Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Theater, Central Park, Chain, and Conjunctions, where she served as editor and senior editor from 1995-1999. Performance works and plays include THE POMPEII EXHIBIT, composed by Toshiro Saruya, which was awarded an NEA commission grant in 1992, and HEY-STOP-THAT which was published in Theater magazine and produced at various US venues. Her current stage work is in collaboration with media artist and choreographer Jamie Jewett and includes SEVEN VEILS (Philadelphia and NY 2003) AFTER THE FALL (NY and Boston, 2004) and REST/LESS (NY, Boston, Providence 2005). Thalia serves on the editorial board of Chain, an interdisciplinary arts journal, and Play:A Journal of Plays. Before joining the faculty at Brown, Thalia taught at Bard College and at the Writing and Poetics program at Naropa University.
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