Claudia La Rocco, The Best Most Useless Dress, Badlands Unlimited, 2014
Widely known as an incisive critic for the New York Times and Artforum, Claudia La Rocco is also a poet and performer whose hybrid texts are as mercurial and imaginative as her criticism. The Best Most Useless Dress reveals the breadth and depth of La Rocco's work, encompassing a decade's worth of poetry, essays, performance tests and reviews. Trespassing genre boundaries, these writings explore how movement and rhythm – in time, through space, across bodies, on the page – engender experience itself. With an introduction by poet Elizabeth Robinson.