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Brilliant and elegant insight into the exact relation of contemporary literary practices and broader cultural changes, explaining how the technologies of distributed digital media exemplified by the World Wide Web have made possible the flourishing of a particular type of literature.(Professor Craig Dworkin, author of The Consequence of Innovation: Twenty-First-Century Poetics)
What Goldsmith argues has significant implications for the world of poetry, poetics, and pedagogy. His book contains brilliant moments of exegesis and archival documentation, and its keen attention to, knowledge about, and currency in artistic practice makes it as much a user's manual as a scholar's tome.(Adalaide Morris, The University of Iowa)
In these witty, intelligent essays, Goldsmith brings his encyclopedic knowledge of radical artistic practice to bear on how the rise of the internet has irrevocably changed, or should irrevocably change, our existing conceptions of poetry. Goldsmith's practice as artist and critic is deeply interesting. His book is sure to generate lively debate among poets, artists, literary historians, and media theorists.(Sianne Ngai, University of California, Los Angeles)
Multimedia artist and executive manager of words, Goldsmith writes a provocative manifesto for writing in the digital era, with a treasure trove of ideas, techniques, and examples that allow us to make it new--again!(Marcus Boon, author of In Praise of Copying)
" a fascinating collection of essays "(Phi Beta Kappa)
Goldsmith achieves a very difficult feat with this book: he writes lucidly about complex and avant-garde ideas. As a result, he opens up a vital debate for anyone who cares about literature, between notions of traditional creative writing and the set of practices he labels "uncreative writing".(Douglas Cowie Times Higher Education)
Selected writers and their practices are reviewed in a series of accessible essays perfect for college-level writers.(Midwest Book Review)
Good.(James Franco, actor)
An invigoratingly different style of writing guide, that reveals how jump-starts to one's imagination can be achieved through what seems (at first glance) to be the unlikeliest of means.(Library Bookwatch)
Kenneth Goldsmith is the author of ten books of poetry and founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (ubu.com). He is the coeditor of Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing 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 of his work, Sucking on Words, premiered at the British Library. He teaches writing at The University of Pennsylvania and is a senior editor of PennSound, an online poetry archive.
Kenneth Goldsmith is one of the most thought provoking poets and word artists out there. A brilliant thinker and trouble maker. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tennessee Slim
Covers ideas and theory in a captivating and readable way, without being overburdened with indecipherable language that seems the status quo of books on the same subject matter.Published 9 months ago by Zachary Franklin
As one might expect, the Ubu web founder Kenneth Goldsmith has made a case that we have ALWAYS created from our interactions with others rather than creating in a vacuum. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nelle Mercer
The avant-garde's Donald Trump here fights the good fight against such antiquated notions as genius, originality, and using a pen. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Robert W. Getz
One of the most important books written on the future (and perhaps recent past) of contemporary writing -- prophetic look on how technology is shaping writing and consciousness. Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by Samuel Graham