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Kenneth Goldsmith’s
Duchamp is My Lawyer: The Polemics, Pragmatics, and Poetics of Ubuweb

About the Author
Kenneth Goldsmith teaches writing at the University of Pennsylvania and is a senior editor of PennSound, an online poetry archive. His books include Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age (Columbia, 2011); Capital: New York, Capital of the Twentieth Century (2015); and Wasting Time on the Internet (2016).

Christoph Cox’s
Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

About the Author
Christoph Cox is professor of philosophy at Hampshire College and editor-at-large at Cabinet.


Philip Gelb’s
“Vegan Underground” &
“Notes from An Underground Restaurant”

About the Author
“I found out what a fantastic chef he was when I was invited to perform at one of his dinners. Phil’s dinners are artistic masterpieces. From the finest fresh vegetables to be found in the Bay Area he makes visually stunning and marvelously tasty courses.” — composer Pauline Oliveros

Suzanne Delahanty’s
“Soundings” exhibition catalog, Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, 1981 &
The Origins of “Soundings” —
¿Arte Sonoro? exhibition catalog,
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2019

About the Author’s Exhibition: Soundings, 1981
“The entire fall season at the Neuberger Museum of the State University of New York, College at Purchase, was occupied by a single massive exhibition: Soundings, a tremendously ambitious undertaking, curated by Neuberger director Suzanne Delehanty, which billed itself as “the first American survey of visual artists’ use of sound, music and acoustical phenomena from 1900 to the present.” There have been any number of exhibitions exploring the active engagement, conceptually or physically, of sound in the plastic arts. Most of these, however, have been in Europe, and those mounted in the United States have, indeed, not matched Soundings in their chronological or methodological breadth.” — Peter Frank is a critic and curator who specializes in intermedia. He is currently working on monographs on the Something Else Press, Fluxus, and artists’ records.


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Davey Williams’
Solo Gig: Essential Curiosities in Musical Free Improvisation

About the Author
Davey Williams — who passed away April 6, 2019 — was an American free improvisation and avant-garde music guitarist from Alabama. In addition to his solo work, he was noted for his membership in Curlew and his collaborations with LaDonna Smith.

Robert Gregory’s
Interferences” (Poltroon Modern Poets #8)
You Won’t Need That
Change, the Skinny Man

Poetry. “The dark trees of midnight have always been as central to Robert Gregory’s poems as the flowers in the garden are in James Schuyler’s. I’ve always thought of Gregory as a solitary walker whose sharp eye never misses a fleeting shadow, a hidden bird, the barest hint of moonlight through the clouds. In YOU WON’T NEED THAT, all those elements remain, but they’ve expanded into a poetry that is more emotive, more surreal, where smoke can speak and trees are gods. Take that walk with Gregory and you’ll find, when dawn breaks, nothing is quite the same.” Robert Hershon.