Day by Kenneth Goldsmith

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Kenneth Goldsmith's writing has been called "some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry" by Publishers Weekly. Goldsmith is the author of ten books of poetry, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (, and the editor of I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which was the basis for an opera, Trans-Warhol, that premiered in Geneva in March of 2007. An hour-long documentary on his work, Sucking on Words was first shown at the British Library in 2007. He teaches writing at The University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior editor of PennSound, an online poetry archive. He held The Anschutz Distinguished Fellow Professorship in American Studies at Princeton University for 2009-10 and received the Qwartz Electronic Music Award in Paris in 2009. In May 2011, he was invited to read at President Obama's A Celebration of American Poetry at the White House, where he also held a poetry workshop with First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2011, he co-edited, Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing and published a book of essays, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age. Goldsmith was invited to participate in dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, Germany, 2012. In 2012, dOCUMENTA(13) published his Letter to Bettina Funcke as part of their "100 Notes-100 Thoughts" book series.
Published July 1, 2003 by Figures. 840 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With a special version of the story of the Three Kings, a recipe for arroz con dulce, a sweet rice pudding, photos of El Museo del Barrio’s parade in New York City, and background information on the santos—the wooden statues of saints, a popular Puerto Rican art form—this is a rich authentic mixt...

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The book taps into the deepest strains of Pop Art's leveling of artistic and social hierarchies: Andre Agassi's third round loss to Arnauld Clement in the 2000 French Open runs up against Wall Street's still zoomy numbers (by far the most pages here), Ecstasy use at the Nile Night Club in New Jer...

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Prague Post

Goldsmith goes on to state that conceptual poetry is "populist" because it utilizes the language of commerce, the language of news, the language of everyday life, whereas traditional poetic language is not spoken language, and is, as Robert Lowell wrote, "heightened from life,/ yet paralyzed by f...

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The Snipe News

Discussing the idea of influence in an interview with the Onion‘s AV Club, Sunny Day Real Estate guitarist Dan Hoerner recently said, “I was trying to be The Edge.

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