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Poets: Really, they’re the laziest, stupidest people I know. December 4, 2009: The following words are from Christian Bök, responding during a Q&A session  at Kelly Writers House, UPenn, November 18, 2009: "I think that my poetics makes it viable for me to excuse a whole variety of obsessive compulsive disorders. It's not Asperger syndrome; it's not a bug, it's a feature. Half the battle of being a poet is [...] by

The Digerati Strike Back October 25, 2009: It was bound to happen: based on Paul Zukofsky's recent draconian copyright comments, the digerati have struck back and posted a fully indexed, OCR'd PDF of A. by

The Tortoise And The Hare: Dale Smith and Kenneth Goldsmith Parse Slow and Fast Poetries August 10, 2009: Dale Smith: As a poet I’m invested in the history of poetics, its long lore, and its entanglements with philosophy, rhetoric, politics, and other modes of thought and conversation. For me, how we relate to history — our various understandings of it — is essential. Kenneth Goldsmith: Any notion of history has been leveled by the [...] by

The Voice & Dances of Merce Cunningham July 27, 2009: He will be missed. Merce Cunningham's voice: http://www.ubu.com/aspen/aspen5and6/audio5D.html Merce Cunningham's dances: http://www.ubu.com/film/cunningham.html by

All Avant-Garde All The Time: The Sounds of The UK July 23, 2009: All Avant-Garde All The Time - UbuWeb Podcast #9: The Sounds of the UK from the 1960s To Yesterday >>> Download Produced by The Poetry Foundation, UbuWeb is pleased to announce the latest in its podcast series, focusing on a dozen of Ubu's hidden treasures, highlighting audio works that you really should know about about [...] by

Conceptualism, Identity Politics & Globalization: A Response July 9, 2009: The following is a response to "Arif Khan," who took issues with my introduction to the Flarf & Conceptual Writing feature, in particular with my statement "Identity, for one, is up for grabs. Why use your own words when you can express yourself just as well by using someone else’s?" Mr. Khan stated, "Any one who claims to be above [...] by

Flarf and Conceptual Writing in Poetry Magazine July 1, 2009: An introduction to the 21st Century's most controversial poetry movements. From the July/August 2009 Issue of Poetry Magazine by Kenneth Goldsmith Start making sense. Disjunction is dead. The fragment, which ruled poetry for the past one hundred years, has left the building. Subjectivity, emotion, the body, and desire, as expressed in [...] by

UbuWeb Featured Resources: David Toop & Pauline Oliveros May 6, 2009: UbuWeb Featured Resources, May 2009 Selected by David Toop 1. Henri Michaux: Images du Monde Visionnaire 2. Yves Klein: Anthropometries of the Blue Period & Fire Paintings 3. Jacques Lacan: Télévision 4. Yukio Mishima: Rite of Love and Death 5. Chris Marker, John Chapman & Frank Simeone: Junkopia 6. Ethnopoetics: [...] by

UbuWeb Featured Resources February 2009 – Selected by Dennis Cooper February 24, 2009: UbuWeb Featured Resources: February 2009 Selected by Dennis Cooper 1. Alexander Kluge 'Brutality in Stone (Yesterday Goes on Forever)' 2. Ryan Trecartin 'I-Be AREA' 3. Alain Robbe-Grillet 'Jealousy' 4. Douglas Huebler 'Variable Piece 4 New York City: Secrets' [PDF] 5. Tellus #15: The Improvisors 6. Rene Ricard 'Rene Ricard famous at 20' 7. [...] by

The Inaugurable Poem Remixes January 27, 2009: People Like Us "An Induction Is A Draft Is A Gust Of Air" (video version) PLU + RIAA "A Golden Induction" People Like Us "An Induction Is A Draft Is A Gust Of Air" People Like Us "Adjournment-Poem" Fatty Jubbo "Histrionic Inaugural Poem" Fatty Jubbo "Elizabeth Claire Prophet Inauguration" Fatty Jubbo "Riveting Inaugural Poem" Fatty Jubbo "A [...] by