Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal
Kenneth Goldsmith, "Lecture on Nothing"
Kenneth Goldsmith will be at Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, next May 4, 7 pm. The Nort American poet will perform John Cage's Lecture on Nothing (1959) in its entirety.
Kenneth Goldsmith's writing has been called "some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry" by Publishers Weekly. Goldsmith (USA, 1961) is the author of eleven books of poetry, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (ubu.com), 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 2009-2010 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, 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 the first-ever Poet Laureate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.