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Kenneth Goldsmith

Where Stands Postmodern American Poetry: Is Paul Hoover's Anthology the Final Word?

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Anis Shivani

There is a rich context for this update of the now-standard anthology of postmodern American poetry, the one Paul Hoover first compiled in 1994, and which now, at nearly 1,000 pages, seeks to be the definitive reference for those seeking a comprehensive overview of the state of experimental American poetry.

Bad Ideas: Poetry, Authenticity, and Power

Robert Peake | Posted 06.12.2015 | Books
Robert Peake

Conceptual poetry is not about people; it is about ideas. Partly for this reason, and up until recently, conceptual poets have been largely able to define the terms of conversation about their work within academia.

What Happened When A White Male Poet Read Michael Brown's Autopsy As Poetry

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.20.2015 | Arts

On March 13, poet Kenneth Goldsmith took the stage at a conference titled Interrupt 3 at Brown University and read a poem titled "The Body of Michael ...

Kenneth Goldsmith: Assume No Readership

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

His poems are copied text from other sources such as traffic reports, a commentary track from a baseball game and an entire transcribed New York Times newspaper -- all revolving around the same question: What can poetry possibly be?

Kenneth Goldsmith: Reads Traffic Reports to Obama

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Plagiarism, file sharing, inauthenticity and insincerity. Vivacious American poet, Kenneth Goldsmith, was unfazed about entertaining the White House: "I just said the things that I normally say."

Kenneth Goldsmith: Poetry in a Newspaper

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Meet the playful American poet Kenneth Goldsmith, who demonstrates how poetry is all around us -- you just need to open your eyes to it.

Can the Trolling of Media Outlets Revitalize American Poetry?

Seth Abramson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Seth Abramson

The course title "Wasting Time on the Internet" may have the unfortunate side effect of misleading prospective students into thinking the course believes something it entirely rejects, but far more importantly it provokes American media outlets into taking notice.

At This University, Students Can Get Credit For ‘Wasting Time On The Internet'

The Washington Post | Abby Ohlheiser | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

Lucky creative writing students in a University of Pennsylvania seminar will be able to earn academic credit for wasting time on the Internet next spr...

An Artist Just Printed Out 33 GB Of The Internet

The Creators Project | Posted 05.19.2014 | Arts

Currently sitting in a gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany is a print out of Papers from Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society. This was Kenneth ...

MoMA's Poet Laureate Spars With Colbert

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

If you didn't already know, the Museum of Modern Art has a resident poet of sorts. His name is Kenneth Goldsmith, author of "Seven American Deaths and...

Meet The Man Who Wants To Print The Internet

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology

Think of all the paper jams. Artist and the Museum of Modern Art’s first poet laureate Kenneth Goldsmith has rented out a 500-square-meter space ...

Reading Traffic Reports to Obama

Brian Joseph Davis | Posted 02.12.2012 | Books
Brian Joseph Davis

If writing and the avant-garde have a node point in 2011, it's poet and critic Kenneth Goldsmith.

Obamas To Celebrate Artists With White House Poetry Night

AP | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will celebrate American poetry and prose with a gathering of poets, musicians and artists...