Tag Archives: dmitri prigov

Archive of the Now

I first attended the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association a decade ago. It was a small affair gathering together a few hundred people on the somewhat desolate outskirts of Ann Arbor. In stark contrast, the ACLA’s latest … Continue reading

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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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Book Presence in a Digital Age

Here is the first of a four-part series of highlights from the wonderful symposium “Book Presence in a Digital Age” organised by Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, which I was lucky enough to attend last year. Speakers in this clip include Jessica Pressman, … Continue reading

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Prigov’s visual poems in English

I’m very excited that someone is finally having a go at translating Dmitri Prigov’s Stikhogrammy into English. Kristin Reed is a braver soul than me, and it’s wonderful to see her translations of what she terms Prigov’s Versographies published in the … Continue reading

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Burnt Copies

The final post in my Jacket2 commentary on “Iterations” takes a very local turn. Like Prigov’s Little Coffins, New Zealand artist Campbell Walker’s 2012 work The Crime LINKS in the Smoke is an undead work that plays on the print book … 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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Prigov’s Little Coffins

I have just added a post to my Iterations commentary on Jacket2. The post continues my discussion of the book as an iterative form and draws on my discussion of Dmitri Prigov’s Grobiki otrinutykh stikhov or Little Coffins of Rejected … 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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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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