Kenneth Goldsmith #1

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Brion Gysin is
the horizontal axis
of the avant-garde

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Concrete poetry’s
shelf life is about a week—
the same as gossip

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The New York Times is
Vogue with rabbinical text
and raw editing

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Writing is fifty
years behind fashion, but it’s
gorgeously simple

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Cooperative
mimesis is the flatness
of community

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The parameters
of the abstract canon are
ennui’s storage bins

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The normative speech
of idiosyncratic
art is radiance

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Cage, Ginsberg, Warhol
and Whitman: grubby merchants
all, plain and greedy

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[Goldsmith is virtually unrepresented on quote sites. All text pooled from his interview with Marjorie Perloff in Jacket magazine, 2003]

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