He will be missed.

Merce Cunningham's voice:

Merce Cunningham's dances:

Originally Published: July 27th, 2009

Kenneth Goldsmith's writing has been called some of the most "exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry" by Publishers Weekly. Goldsmith is the author of eight books of poetry, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (, and the editor I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol...

  1. August 12, 2009
     Howard Partch

    Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Avedon\r

    Almost fifty\r
    years ago\r
    four men\r
    came together\r
    to take a \r

    They were not \r
    ordinary men.\r
    Each was \r
    extraordinary \r
    and exhibited\r
    that excellence\r
    in performance\r
    and exhibit.\r

    Our country is\r
    still blessed\r
    by these four\r
    who set standards\r
    for all of us.\r

    Today, the last \r
    of the four died\r
    and not surprisingly,\r
    the most athletic.\r

    Tomorrow others\r
    will think about\r
    another picture.\r

    Civilization and \r
    culture are made\r
    so much more\r
    by these signal\r

    July 27, 2009\r
    Howard A. Partch