The Poetry Project

Jill Magi

Jill Magi stands in a gallery space
© Jennifer Firestone

Jill Magi splits her time between the United Arab Emirates and Vermont. She works in text, image, and textile, and her recent learning focus is in “textility”—how its disposition upsets all kinds of binaries. She has had exhibitions at Grey Noise, Tashkeel, NYUAD Project Space, and the Brooklyn Textile Arts Center. Her books include Threads (Futurepoem), SLOT (Ugly Duckling Presse), LABOR (Nightboat), and SPEECH (Nightboat), and her handmade books are collected by the University at Buffalo poetry collection. She’s taught at CUNY, Eugene Lang College, Goddard College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College, and now at NYU in Abu Dhabi. With Sarah Almehairi and Shamma Al Bastaki, she is co-founder of the UAE-based chapbook publishing initiative, JARA Collective.