Tag Archives: conceptual writing

Poetry Communities, or, Why Everybody’s a Genius

“Poetry Communities,” a companion to the conference “Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent” held at the University of Pennsylvania last year, is now online as a feature on Jacket2, edited by Katie L. Price and Jonathan Fedors. The feature includes … Continue reading

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Kenneth Goldsmith unpacks Walter Benjamin’s library

When Dmitri Prigov explores the relationship between the book as material object and endlessly repeating copy, he anticipates a similar interest in the relationship between copy and singular material instantiation in Anglophone conceptual writing. One of the leading figures in … Continue reading

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Dmitri Prigov and Cross-Cultural Conceptualism / Дмитрий Пригов и межкультурный концептуализм

A revised Russian version of chapter 5 of A Common Strangeness, “Dmitri Prigov and Cross-Cultural Conceptualism,” has just been published in Новое литературное обозрение (Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, or New Literary Review) as “Дмитрий Пригов и межкультурный концептуализм” (Dmitrii Prigov i … Continue reading

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Vanessa Place’s “Miss Scarlett”

Over on the Poetry Foundation, The Harriet Blog has a write up of my recent post on Vanessa Place’s “White Out” of Gone with the Wind. The Harriet Blog also notes Place’s current retyping of the novel on Twitter, and … Continue reading

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Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence

Here is a video of a talk I gave recently on copying, copyright, and contemporary poetry with reference to Kim Dotcom, Socrates, Plato, print culture, Hegel, Mitt Romney, J.D. Salinger, Monty Python, Charles Dickens, Richard Prince, Kenneth Goldsmith, Simon Morris, … Continue reading

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Prigov and Tarasov in Performance

Today on Jacket 2, I am delighted to present a guest post from Gerald Janecek on the work of the conceptual artist and writer Dmitri Prigov, whose work is the focus of one chapter of A Common Strangeness. Some time ago, … Continue reading

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Conceptual Writing and the Russians

Over on the Los Angeles Review of Books, Matvei Yankelevich has just published a very interesting response to Marjorie Perloff “Poetry on the Brink: Reinventing the Lyric,” published in the Boston Review’s May/June 2012 issue. In his piece, Yankelevich  not … Continue reading

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