Further thoughts on the cultural labor of poetry and art. Not merely "is it good?," but "what has it accomplished?"...reviews of recent poetry collections; selected poems and art dealing with war/peace/social change; reviews of poetry readings; links to political commentary (particularly on conflicts in the Middle East); youtubed performances of music, demos, and other audio-video nuggets dealing with peaceful change, dissent and resistance.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Which Way the Wind Blows: Kenneth Goldsmith as Weatherman in Iraq
"You don't have to be weatherman to know which way the wind blows." Conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith, at the recent brouhaha at the Whitney Museum of Art, scoring one for conceptualism.