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UbuWeb Top Ten for Feb by Christian Wiman

By Kenneth Goldsmith


1. Christopher Logue – “This is the final statement…” (1934-35) [MP3 link](From Aspen 7)
2. John Tavener – For Rene Magritte [MP3 link] (From Aspen 7)
3. Ed Dorn – from Gunslinger, Book 4 [MP3 link] (From Giorno Poetry Systems – Totally Corrupt )
4. UbuWeb Podcast – Women of the Avant Garde Part 2 [MP3 link] (Ubu Podcast Page)
5. Indonesian Ketjack
6. Laurie Anderson – Difficult Listening Hour (from The Kitchen Presents Two Moon July [1986] )
7. Ian Hamilton Finlay – Fisherman’s Cross (Finlay’s page on Ubu)
8. Works by Alexander Scriabin (From Aspen 2)
9. John Baldessari: Some Stories (1990)
10. Susan Sontag – The Aesthetics of Silence From Aspen 5 + 6)

Christian Wiman is the editor of Poetry. His new book of poems, Every Riven
, will be published in November by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

UbuWeb can be found at http://ubu.com

Comments (3)

  • On February 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm Sina Queyras wrote:

    Great! More audio files for dull gym hours.

  • On February 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm Peter Greene wrote:

    Monkey exorcists by the hundreds! I’ll be chewing up the Sontag with apres-diner, um (glances around) apples and pipes. Thanx 4 the linx – good to get around a bit away from one’s own beaten trax.


  • On February 7, 2010 at 1:17 am Margo Berdeshevsky wrote:

    Thanks SO much. Some of the most interesting thought pieces offered hereabouts in months.

    The Sontag piece is a gem. Her rare ability to “think.” And a potent reminder of what Bergman was doing in ‘The Silence’ — both manipulation, and the reach for what is beynd language. What the spirit wants to hold and say and cannot. Also useful and memorable to me is, this quote :” the efficacious art work leaves silence in its wake.” This puts the lie to works that babble and leave babble in their wake. what a huge difference.

    Again, many thanks for these.


Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 4th, 2010 by Kenneth Goldsmith.