CAMBRIDGE M’ASS, originally published by Lyn Hejinian’s Tuumba Press in 1979, marked Robert Grenier’s shift to visual poetry. Celebrating its recent reprint, Paul Stephens talks with him about the oversize poster-poem, where poetry is both map and maze.
Andrea Quaid and Vanessa Place on the simultaneity, reflection, and transformation of conceptualism.
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Kenneth Goldsmith is a trickster for sure, not just because his work takes place on the crossroads between legal and illegal, between digital and real life, between word and image, but because he’s a man who wears a lot of hats, metaphorical and otherwise.
Hervé Le Tellier’s two recent works, Enough About Love and The Sextine Chapel, present an intellectual, geometrically woven, and wholly stimulating take on erotic-lit.
It’s tough being a bohemian these days.
If you’re interested in the writing practices associated with Oulipo (founded in 1960, it has included Raymond Queneau, Harry Mathews, Italo Calvino, and Georges Perec), you’ll want this book recording a 2005 conference on the poetics of constraint.
Notes on Dr. Joseph Vacanti and Dr. Robert Langer
Neatly bound in blue, Kenneth Goldsmith’s third book, Day, comprises every letter, number and symbol printed in the September 1, 2000 edition of the New York Times, laboriously retyped by the author to a length of 836 pages.