Coach House poets at the Whitney Museum of American Art

April 17, 2009 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

On Friday, April 17 the Whitney Museum of American Art (Madison Avenue, at 75th Street) presents eight poets associated with two cutting-edge movements in contemporary poetry: the Flarf Collective and Conceptual Writing. The followers of both movements employ technology to create their works, often using strategies familiar to the visual arts: appropriation, falsification, insincerity, and plagiarism. Fusing the avant-garde impulses of the last century with the technologies of the present, these strategies propose an expanded field for twenty-first century poetry.

The event features Coach House poets Christian Bök (Eunoia), Kenneth Goldsmith (Fidget) and and Darren Wershler-Henry (The Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader) as well as Nada Gordon, Sharon Mesmer, K. Silem Mohammad, Kim Rosenfield and Gary Sullivan.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free with Museum Admission, which is pay-what-you-wish during Whitney After Hours on Fridays from 6-9 p.m. Advance reservations are recommended. Tickets may be reserved at the Museum Admissions desk or online at http://www.whitney.org. Inquiries: (212) 570-7715 or public_programs@whitney.org.

At the Whitney: Flarf Versus Conceptual Writing
with readings by Christian Bök, Nada Gordon, Kenneth Goldsmith, Sharon Mesmer, K. Silem Mohammad, Kim Rosenfield, Gary Sullivan and Darren Wershler-Henry
Friday, April 17, 2009
The Whitney Museum of American Art, Madison Ave. at 75th Street
New York, NY
7 p.m.
PWYC, reservations recommended

Location: 
Whitney Museum of American Art
Madison Ave. at 75th Street
New York, NY
United States
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