Kenneth Goldsmith


McNeil 583


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 thirteen 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 2007. An hourlong 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. 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 coedited Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing and published two books of essays, Wasting Time on the Internet and Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age, which won the 2011 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Book Award. Goldsmith participated in dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, Germany (2012). dOCUMENTA(13) published his “Letter To Bettina Funcke” as part of their 100 Notes—100 Thoughts book series. In 2013, he was named as the inaugural Poet Laureate of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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