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AIRPORTS FOR CLASSROOMS April 14, 2014: The music was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent to diffuse the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal. Maybe what I mean is more simple: music for classrooms. The sometimes tense, anxious atmosphere of a workshop. The continuous looping of tradition, or convention, or both. At worst: [...] by

My Education: The NY/SF Poetry Scene in the Aughts April 1, 2014: I miss New York and the poets there and I’ve dreamed (had actual dreams) about stroking through the double doors of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project to silent-movie applause—applause and davening, for Chrissake, as I dash up the aisle to the podium, bobbing in a Salton Sea of undivided attention, and the flaring tips of my Italian sports [...] by

Joyelle McSweeney Reviews Lonely Christopher’s Newest Collection, Death and Disaster Series February 5, 2014: At Fanzine, Joyelle McSweeney reviews Lonely Christopher's new book of poems, Death & Disaster Series (Monk Books, 2014) (is it a possible partner to Kenny Goldsmith's newest, we wonder...but nay, more that all give due to Warhol). In fact, what interests McSweeney "is not just the appropriation of Warhol’s title but what is conjured by [...] by

Exhibit Livestreaming Now From Zurich: Poetry will be made by all! Includes Andrew Durbin, Trisha Low, Sophia Le Fraga, Steve Roggenbuck, More January 30, 2014: Oh, to be in neutral territory. Livestreaming now from Zurich, having begun today, January 30, at 15:00 (UTC +1:00): The LUMA Foundation's inaugural 89plus exhibition, Poetry will be made by all! (January 30–March 30, 2014) is curated by Simon Castets, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Kenneth Goldsmith, with Danny Snelson as exhibition advisor and [...] by

Vanessa Place Reviews Goldsmith’s Seven Disasters, Adds to Conv. on Affect August 22, 2013: Now we have a clear-eyed review from Vanessa Place on Kenny Goldsmith's Seven American Deaths and Disasters for the Constant Critic; in it, she responds to both Marjorie Perloff's recent thinking on Conceptualism and the Cal Bedient piece on affect: "Contrary to Bedient’s charge that conceptualism is feeling-less work, conceptual poetry, or [...] by

Charmless and Interesting: What Conceptual Poetry Lacks and What It’s Got August 2, 2013: [Note: Poetry will be featuring online exclusives by contributors as a way to respond to and comment on immediate, lively debates in poetry. This first installment is by Robert Archambeau.] Fourteen months after reading at the White House, Kenneth Goldsmith found himself in the real center of American power: cable television.  His [...] by

How Creative Can We Really Be? July 26, 2013: Lemon Hound recently posted an article by Kathryn Mockler that examines if anyone can truly think and write creatively in a society with spoken and unspoken rules indicating the proper times and places for artistic expression: There is a disconnection between our perception of our rights and freedoms and what we are actually [...] by

Kenneth Goldsmith + Stephen Colbert = Happy Disaster July 24, 2013: The always entertaining Kenneth Goldsmith, poet laureate at the Museum of Modern Art decked out in disarming pink and contrasting stripes, stopped by The Colbert Report last night to discuss his latest book: Seven American Deaths and Disasters. The book explores the poetic qualities of the transcriptions from national television and radio [...] by

Amy King Considers What Unrest After Conceptualism’s Institutional Embrace July 17, 2013: At The Rumpus the other day: Amy King backs up and moves forward in her breakdown of community, capital, Conceptualism, and poetry (specifically poetry as capital as seen in the "eyes" of the new VanessaPlace, Inc.). King also invokes Dada, Langpo, and other schools/movements/descendents; and remarks on the deliberate lineage-creation via [...] by

Cool Cool, Little Dinosaur (Goldsmith Infinite Redux: Magna Carta…Holy Grail) July 15, 2013: So, Kenneth Goldsmith got the stamp of approval from Dwight Garner and the New York Times. This rave in such a valuable piece of literary real estate will piss off a lot of people, which is precisely what Goldsmith likes to do (though, given his White House reading, paid appearance at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, laureateship at MOMA, job at [...] by