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Thursday Scratch Nights

Film Screening

sucking on words: Kenneth Goldsmith


Film Screening

sucking on words, Kenneth Goldsmith

Thursday 1 March / 6.30pm / Free


"If every word spoken in New York City daily were somehow to materialise as a snowflake, each day there would be a blizzard."

The words of Kenneth Goldsmith, described by Juliana Spahr as 'the world's leading conceptual poet', and by himself as 'the most boring writer that has ever lived'. His ideas have been brought to the screen by artist and director Simon Morris.

sucking on words introduces 8000 of those daily words - a flurry of excitement as the climates of conflict and admiration come together around Goldsmith's pioneering conceptual poetics. Shot on location in Manhattan, 'sucking on words' features interviews with the leading critics and poets Bruce Andrews, Barbara Cole, and Robert Fitterman.


The lively conversations featured in the film are an ideal introduction to Goldsmith's witty and provocative works, already regarded as hallmarks of 21st century literature.


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March 2012


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