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‘Is There a Masculine Genius?’ Three New Conceptual Works Reviewed by Blake Butler July 1, 2013: At Vice, Blake Butler looks at conceptual writing with the help of three new books he's taken pleasure in: Vanessa Place's Boycott (Ugly Duckling Presse), Kenneth Goldsmith's Seven American Deaths and Disasters (Random House), and Stephanie Barber's Night Moves (Publishing Genius). Butler's feeling on this type of work in general: As [...] by

Garrett Caples Calls Kenny Goldsmith to Account June 26, 2013: Yes, abandon all despair ye who enter here: Garrett Caples, has once again blown our minds at the City Lights Booksellers & Publishers blog. In his blog post all about Kenneth Goldsmith's work-in-progress, Printing the Internet, (which we've covered to some extent here, and here) Caples argues against Goldsmith's claim that the [...] by

The New York Times on Kenny Goldsmith’s Seven American Deaths and Disasters June 20, 2013: The New York Times reviewed Kenny Goldsmith's "potent" new book, Seven American Deaths and Disasters (Random House 2013), which "transcribes the news." Dwight Garner writes of the book: Mr. Goldsmith, who refers to his writing as “mimetic and uncreative,” recently became the first poet laureate appointed by the Museum of Modern Art. [...] by

Flaunt Magazine: ‘All Poetry Is Poems’ March 14, 2013: The folks at fashioncentric Flaunt magazine have devoted a recent Au Contraire section to poetry. 18 pages of John Ashbery, Fiona Banner, Caroline Bergvall, Derek Beaulieu, Erica Baum, Kenneth Goldsmith, Christian Bök, and Alexander Grant, to be exact. Who knew Flaunt was interested in poetry, let alone innovative and emerging conceptual [...] by

Kenny Goldsmith Featured in ‘On The Media’ March 11, 2013: The March 8th episode of "On The Media," hosted by Brooke Gladstone, features an interview with Kenneth Goldsmith on plagiarism and "patch-writing." Artists often draw inspiration from other sources. Musicians sample songs. Painters recreate existing masterpieces. Kenneth Goldsmith believes writers should catch-up with other mediums and [...] by

Some Good Points on Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing at HTMLGIANT February 7, 2013: Michael Jauchen reviews, in 25 points, Kenny Goldsmith's Uncreative Writing for HTMLGiant. We love number 8 (image above): "8. Picasso’s Portrait of Gertrude Stein with excerpts from The Making of Americans inserted." Jauchen also makes similar hybrid images with Mallarmé and "A Throw of the Dice," Georges Perec and Species of Spaces, and [...] by

Kenneth Goldsmith Named Poet Laureate of the Museum of Modern Art January 23, 2013: We're thrilled to see Kenneth Goldsmith assuming the poet laureateship of the Museum of Modern Art, the first ever! We learned about this from the Columbia University Press blog, who tells us: In connection with this, Goldsmith will be delivering a special lecture on March 13th. Goldsmith has also organized a series of guerilla readings in [...] by

Don’t forget! Tonight is the White House Poetry showdown! May 11, 2011: Live streaming TONIGHT: poetry at the White House! Kenny Goldsmith, Elizabeth Alexander, Common, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, singers Aimee Mann and Jill Scott, and artist Alison Knowles will be holding court in the Michelle Obama-sponsored Evening of Poetry. And yes, controversy has abounded since the announcement of this year's team, from [...] by

Public musings: balancing the role of the poet April 11, 2011: On my mind today: Ron Silliman’s blog, its demise, Kenneth Goldsmith's post on Ron Silliman, a response I had to a public proposal for a new poetry venture from a fellow Canadian poet, and a recent post I made here regarding the line. There is, in all of this diversity, an illustration of how complicated the public role of the poet can be. How [...] by

The Animated “Ursonate” November 15, 2010: On Harriet back in 2007, Kenneth Goldsmith called Kurt Schwitters' "Ursonate" "the greatest sound poem of the 20th century" and posted nine audio versions by sound artists. Turns out "Ursonate" has been inspiring animators and new media artists as well. Here are eight text-based visual interpretations ranging from Golan Levin and Jaap Blonk's [...] by