News
  • Alexandra Chasin receives Guggenheim Fellowship ★
  • Monday, April 11, 2019, 11:00-11:30 AM
    Interview on "Reefer Managed," The Brian Lehrer Show
    WNYC, 93.9 FM, AM 820, and online
  • FRAGMENTS, LISTS, & LACUNAE
       -Residency at New York Live Arts, 2018-20
          with Director Zishan Ugurlu, for development & production
       -Residency at Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY, 2019
       -Live Feed, In-Process, February 8, 2019, NYLA
    PERFORMANCE DATES: February, 2020
  • Writing On It All

    Writing On It All ran on Governors Island, in New York Harbor, from 2013 to 2018, hosting sessions in which artists, writers, and interested members of the public experimented with writing on the interior of an out-of-use house. The 2016 season can be viewed here.

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Chasin and Lopez's Double Take on Real Quiet
Chasin's AlterNet Op Ed on the War on Drugs

Books

Alexandra Chasin Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger's War on Drugs

Assassin of Youth speculates on the origins of the war on drugs by focusing on Harry J. Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (1930-62). Lots of pictures, poetic license, and lyrical language twist up a riotous history of drug prohibition.

Alexandra Chasin Brief: A Novel

An art vandal makes a passionate plea to a judge: you, the reader. Maybe history is the real culprit. In the app, randomly placed images evoke 1961, the year of the narrator's birth. Get the app here.

Alexandra Chasin Kissed By

In this collection of linguistically acrobatic fictions, Alexandra Chasin employs forms as diverse as cryptograms and sentence diagrams to reveal the relation between verbal and visual effects. Love, loss, longing, war, and innovation of fictional form.

Alexandra Chasin Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market

What is the relationship between the gay and lesbian niche market and the social movement that fights for the civil rights of gay men and lesbians?