Category Archives: Kenneth Goldsmith

Book announcement: “Attention Equals Life” (with discount code)

  As I’ve mentioned a few times here before, my second book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture, was recently published by Oxford University Press.  Although it is not strictly a study of the New … Continue reading

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John Ashbery and Kenneth Goldsmith Collaborate on a Rug: “Love and Career”

John Ashbery has a long history of collaborating with other writers and artists, from co-written novels (A Nest of Ninnies, with James Schuyler) to poem-art hybrids like The Vermont Notebook (with Joe Brainard). But I don’t think he’s ever collaborated on a rug before. … Continue reading

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Christopher Schmidt’s New Book on the Poetics of Waste in Ashbery, Schuyler, and Others

We tend to think of waste and garbage as civilization’s abject “other,” the marginalized and repressed excess produced by the machinery of capitalism.  Then why does it seem to be everywhere in American poetry?  A new book by the critic … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Criticism, James Schuyler, Joe Brainard, John Ashbery, Kenneth Goldsmith

Poetry in Theatre: Early Frank O’Hara — June 3, New York

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Segal Theater is hosting “Poetry in Theatre: Early Frank O’Hara + Plays by Contemporary Poets, with Judith Malina,”a wonderful-sounding program devoted to the New York School’s innovative blending of poetry and theater, and its legacy.  The program … Continue reading

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