Kenneth Goldsmith Reading at The White House, May 11, 2011. Photograph courtesy of Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith: "Poet Laureate" Lecture 2013

"My Career in Poetry, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Institution"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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Taking cues from the visual art world, Kenneth Goldsmith posits poetry's next—and possibly last—move as institutional critique, as viewed through the lens of activist poetry: poetry that makes things happen, poetry as an occupying force.

A reception and signing of Goldsmith's newest book, Seven American Deaths and Disasters (powerHouse Books), follows the lecture.

This program is part of the Artists Experiment initiative.

Tickets ($10; $8 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) can be purchased online, at the information desk in the main lobby, at the film desk, or on the evening of the program in the Education and Research Building lobby.