Göransson’s critical and creative work explores genre, aesthetics, and the limits of the autonomous text. He has written on subjects ranging from gurlesque poetry to Sylvia Plath to translation theory. In an interview with 3AM Magazine, Göransson noted that when he writes, he starts from a “micro-level,” adding, “I have a sensation or sentence in mind and then I try to exhaust everything using that kernel (and with everything I primarily mean myself, but also our entire culture, it’s a futile idea no doubt).” Less than “innovative” poetry, he noted, “I’m far more interested in the degraded and anachronistic, the trashy and the melancholic. Even ‘the poetic.’”
With his wife, poet Joyelle McSweeney, Göransson coedits Action Books, and with John Woods he publishes the online journal Action, Yes. He is an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame.
In August 2013, Göransson was a featured writer for Harriet.
Blog Posts By JOHANNES GöRANSSON
- My Poetry Picks for 2013
- 'Corean Music' part 6: The 'Swedish Gurlesque,' Sara Tuss Efrik and Stina Kajaso
- 'Corean Music' Part 5: The Ambient Violence of Rebecca Loudon, Marosa di Giorgio and Kim Hyesoon
- 'Corean Music' Part 4: In Defense of Parapornography, 'Plague Grounds,' Solaris Poetry, and the Intoxicating Aesthetics of Too Much
- 'Corean Music' Part 3: The Autobiographical Account of The Diabolical Music of Translation and Kitsch