Thursday, March 27, 2008

Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith talked with me on ceptuetics about his latest book, Sports, the new installment of his American "on the ones" trilogy (Make Now Press). From there we wander through many filters of conceptual writing: boredom, temporality, information management, peeling language off the page & pouring it into different forms.

See Goldsmith's EPC author page for many articles on his work, including an excellent collection of writings in Open Letter: Kenneth Goldsmith and Conceptual Poetics, edited by Barbara Cole and Lori Emerson. Also, Goldsmith & UbuWeb in this month's ArtForum.

Please feel free to send me comments/thoughts on Goldsmith's work at, if interested - I'm coming near a deadline for a thesis on the subject of conceptual writing, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Caroline Bergvall, and would be happy to discuss their work & the movement w/ others.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bruce Andrews, Kim Rosenfield

"we're all idiom now": Bruce Andrews reads from Give 'Em Enough Rope, Lip Service, and War and Peace (journal edited by Judith Goldman and Leslie Scalapino), discussing his modular writing process, his collaborations with musicians, dancers & other poets, and Lip Service's interrogation of gender socialization. At the end Bruce gives a shout-out to Obama.

re:evolution: Kim Rosenfield reads, sings, and talks about her latest, ambiguously named project (forthcoming on Les Figues next spring) - we talk inherited modes of logic & how to disrupt them w/ subjectivity in the poetic text, Kim strutting her stuff, feminism, and psychotherapy. Interrupting re-evolution's "Denouement," Kim gives a shout-out to Obama.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rod Smith reading/interview

Rod Smith reads from Deed (University of Iowa, 2008), discusses the structure of the book, quotation and d├ętournement, his writing processes, and the New American and “outsider” traditions that have influenced him.

Monday, March 3, 2008

......two upcoming events......

Lil' Norton night

(President's Choice, Model Homes, Physical Poets)
Poetry Project, 131 E. 10th St at 2nd Ave
Friday, March 7 @ 10pm

Anne Tardos, Laura Elrick, Patrick Lovelace, Seth Landman,
Kareem Estefan, Eddie Hopely, Diana Hamilton, Kevin Thurston

more info at Poetry Project's calendar

Spectral Cravings
(performances / poems coordinated by Rachel Levitsky)
Dixon Place, 258 Bowery btwn Houston + Prince
Monday, March 10 @ 7pm

Pamela Brown, Andres Clerici, Lydia Cortes, Kareem Estefan,
Maria Mirabal, William Owen, Austin Publicover, Gail Tuch, Phyllis Wat

more info at William Owen's blog