Tata received his M.A. in Creative
Writing/Poetry from Temple
University, his M.A. in Liberal Studies from
School for Social Research,
and his Ph.D. in English Literature through the CUNY
has appeared in the journals Rattle, Xanadu,
In Posse Review, Gertrude, LinQ, Blood Lotus, Origami
Condom, Ugly Couch, Lit, Lungfull, eye: rhyme and
kenning. His first chapbook of poems, The Multiplication
of Joy into Integers, won Blue Light Press’s 2003
poetry prize. His poetry has also appeared in the collection
This New Breed: Bad Boys, Gents and Barbarians 2 (Port
Orchard [US]: Windstorm, 2004) and has been included in New
York City reading series at Zinc and the Ear Inn.
was selected by Intertheory Press for their fourth title in
2010, when they published his book Andy
Warhol: Sublime Superficiality. It has also
appeared in the journals Parallax (Routledge)
rhizomes, Nebula, Bad Subjects, Found Object and to
the quick, as well as the neurological compendium
Neurology and Modernity: A Cultural History of Nervous Systems
1800-1950 (Palgrave Macmillan), the Madonna Studies anthology
Drowned Worlds: New Approaches to Her Cultural Transformations
[UK]: Ashgate, 2004) and the Critical Studies
compilation From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and
Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today (New
York: Rodopi, 2001). His work has also been an integral part
of the Cambridge Scholars anthologies Americanization
of History: Conflation of Time and Culture in Film and Television
to Manhattan: Critical Essays on Meena Alexander
(2010), Literature of New York (2009)
and The Globetrotting Shopaholic: Consumer Spaces, Products
and Their Cultural Spaces (2009). In
2009, a special panel including Joseph Tabbi and Dene Grigar
was based on Dr. Tata's concept of "the e-ject"
at the Digital Arts and Culture conference at the University
of California, Irvine. He has also presented
his ideas and concepts at Duke and Florida Atlantic Universities.
whomever Michael Angelo Tata might have applied his literary
brilliance, the result would have been dazzling. In this,
I was the fortunate target. There is not a writing I am
aware of that comes as close as his to a creditable analysis
of The Transfiguration of the Commonplace. His own thesis
in the curiously titled Andy Warhol, Sublime Superficiality
has been missed by everyone who has written about Warhol.
The book is full of wit and learning, and deserves to be
read by humanists everywhere."
with stimulating ideas, written with great verve, this book
is continuously invigorating in ways that few academic books
are. Buy it!"
Angelo's brilliant sequence showcases a mind unafraid to
dance on the edge. Self-posessed, disembodied, the poems
radiate scientific poise. Steeped in theory, they breathe
a lyric ether, beyond reproach or interpretation"
earned him an apprenticeship at Philadelphia's
The Fabric Workshop and Museum in 1994, where he produced
an edition of wearable poem-scarves. It has also appeared
in the British journal Rattle.
Teaching is epitomized by the various
interdisciplinary seminars he has offered through the departments
of English, Comparative Literature and Women's Studies at
University of New York's Hunter College.
These colloquia focused specifically on the work and cultural
importance of rapper Tupac Shakur, international socialite
Quentin Crisp and pop icon Madonna, among other public figures.
On the basis of the overwhelming success of these seminars,
he was awarded the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence
in 2002 and dubbed "John Keats meets Janice Dickinson"
by his colleagues.
In the Advertising
world, he has performed as Writer and Copy Supervisor for
Fortune 50 companies (primarily Pfizer,
Express and Dell).
He also possesses a formal background in Biology, and has
worked closely on trichromacy theories of vision and on the
effect of neurotoxins on spinal cord structure and function.
Michael Angelo has additionally served as a bi-weekly columnist
for large-print New York City print and online publications
under various noms de plume. He has also reviewed
Electronic and Dance Music CDs from Star69 Records, as well
as for internationally eponymous DJs, like Junior
Rauhofer and Danny
Lastly, he currently Serves as US Editor-in-Chief
for the Australian cultural studies journal nebu[lab]
under the directorship of Dr.
Samar Habib, and as US Editor for the Doodlescope
Project, a compendium of thought about graffiti
and doodling, at the University of Macao under the auspices
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