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Conceptual Writing: A Worldview April 30, 2012: Conceptual writing and concrete poetry have a lot in common: both are / were international movements and both are / were based on the premise of not reading. By employing the use of icon-based [...] by

Why I Don’t Trust the Cloud April 27, 2012: Boy, am I glad that I didn’t build UbuWeb on the cloud. There were times when I actually considered it. I mean, it sounded so good: unlimited server space, bandwidth, global access, all for [...] by

The New Aesthetic and The New Writing April 26, 2012: In advanced poetries, there was no postmodernism. Beginning with Mallarmé and ending with Language Poetry, the emergence of digital culture signified a break with modernism, replacing deconstructive [...] by

The Burden of Artists’ Crap April 23, 2012: Recently, I witnessed a heartbreaking sight: the selling off piecemeal of Jackson Mac Low’s library at a flea market near my house in New York City. One Sunday afternoon, while rambling through [...] by

Richard Prince’s Latest Act of Appropriation: The Catcher in the Rye April 19, 2012:   I had long given up Richard Prince for dead. Once a heroic and radical appropriation artist—one who granted a wellspring of permissions to the current crop of conceptual writers—over the [...] by

The Man Booker Prize for Uncreative Writing April 16, 2012: Poet and professor Craig Dworkin has done some research into the Man Booker prize and, as it turns out, it’s the world’s most lucrative prize for uncreative writing. Speaking in the Big [...] by

The Soft Grid: A Response to Sina Queyras’s Lyric Conceptualist Manifesto April 11, 2012: Sina Queyras has posited the future of post-conceptual writing as lyric conceptualism in her striking Lyric Conceptualism, A Manifesto In Progress. This sort of tempering of first-generation purity [...] by

Johanna Drucker: A Postscript to Beyond Conceptualisms April 10, 2012: Conceptual writing may or may not be played out. Certainly the works that have come to define it, by Kenny Goldsmith, Caroline Bergvall, Christian Bök, Vanessa Place, Craig Dworkin and many others, [...] by

Poetry Is Dead, I Killed It: an Essay by Vanessa Place April 5, 2012: Even if conceptualism is facing crisis and decline, it is also being constantly (and artificially) reinvented, reinterpreted, refashioned, reborn, rechanneled, and repackaged. What allows this is an [...] by

CONCEPTUAL WRITING WAS INTRIGUING AND PROVOCATIVE April 2, 2012: Of all possible categories, conceptualism does not seem to deserve a manifesto or an obituary; discredited as an intellectual problem, it is apparently on its way to extinction—like the [...] by