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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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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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Iteration and Jonathan Stalling’s Yíngēlìshī

“Like Place’s iterations of Gone with the Wind, Jonathan Stalling’s Yíngēlìshī 吟歌丽诗 also takes as its impetus the copying of another text and also addresses racial stereotyping and the negative attitude toward accents and dialects of English that differ from … 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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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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Vanessa Place’s Replacements

I’ve added a new post to my Jacket2 “Iterations” commentary. This one is on Vanessa Place and her “Boycott Project,” which involves taking various feminist texts and replacing all female-gendered words with their male counterparts. I first came across the … Continue reading

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Revolutions per Minute: Charles Bernstein

I have a new post on my Jacket2 “Iterations” commentary. This post focuses on Charles Bernstein and draws on and augments material from A Common Strangeness. In the essay “The Conspiracy of Us” (first published in 1979, in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E), Charles … Continue reading

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Revolution with a Twist: Kamau Brathwaite

I have begun what will be a series of posts on the poetics of iteration for Jacket2 under four broad headings: revolution, copyright, translation, and the book. My first post is on “Revolution with a Twist” and draws on the … Continue reading

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Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, 1946–2012

              With great sadness, I learnt yesterday of the passing of a great poet and a friend: Arkadii Dragomoshchenko. I have written a brief commentary about Arkadii as the first post in my commentary on … Continue reading

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