Coach House poets at the Whitney Museum of American Art
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 email@example.com.
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
PWYC, reservations recommended