Poet and art critic Raphael Rubinstein is a senior editor at Art in America. Forthcoming books include a collection of poems, The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces (Make Now Press), and an anthology he has edited, Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of Their Practice (Hard Press Editions). The poems published here are from a work in progress titled “Dead Troubadours.”
Raphael Rubinstein is the New York-based author of The Miraculous (Paper Monument, 2014) and A Geniza (Granary Books, 2015). Excerpts from his recently completed book Libraries of Sand about the Jewish-Egyptian writer Edmond Jabès have appeared in Bomb, The Fortnightly Review and 3:AM Magazine. In January 2023, Bloomsbury Academic will publish a collection of his writing titled Negative Work: The Turn to Provisionality in Contemporary Art. Since 2008 he has been Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Houston School of Art.