Commentaries - March 2013

Recantorium: trilingual edition from Gammm (pdf)

new pdf ebook of "Recantorium" at gammm.org:
English original + French & Italian translation.
RECANTORIUM (a bachelor machine, after Duchamp after Kafka)

Goldsmith as Poet Laureate of MoMA

Andy Battaglia, “Transforming the Discourse,” The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2013. [ link ]

Poetics versus philosophy symposium at Texas A & M University, April 11-13, 2013

Poetics Versus Philosophy: Life, Artifact, and Theory
Texas A & M University,
April 11,12,13, 2013

symposium website
including full program

&
launch of
Marjorie Perloff
La Escalera de Wittgenstein
&
Charles Bernstein
L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E ¡CONTRAATACA! Poéticas selectas (1975-2011)
ed./tr. Heriberto Yepez,et al., intro. Eduardo Espina,

How to make us flux: Scores/scripts/instructions

I didn’t start reading or writing poetry until I was in my mid-twenties. I didn’t study avant-garde art or literary history/criticism until after college. I did, however, read Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit sometime during my John Lennon phase in junior high, so though I wouldn’t have known the word, I’d been fluxed to a certain degree. Though Grapefruit is, well, kinda hippy-cheesy, I do think that it ‘holds up’ as an exemplary model of a book that transcends its avant-garde context, something that (like Joe Brainard’s I Remember) achieves that rare mode that can be understood and mind-opening to kids and aged seen-it-all’s alike.

Three poems by Paul Celan from 'Snowpart'

EIN BLATT, baumlos,
für Bertolt Brecht:

Was sind das für Zeiten,

wo ein Gespräch
beinah ein Verbrechen ist,
weil es soviel Gesagtes
mit einschließt?

A LEAF, treeless,
for Bertold Brecht: