WE ARE KENNETH GOLDSMITH

Against Expression

WE ARE KENNETH GOLDSMITH

Against Expression. An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, edited by Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith appeared in 2011. It was immediately turned into the canonical anthology of “conceptualism” in the United States and through its imperial power it also became the canonical anthology of 21th Century global-imperialist-experimental hegemony abroad.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression they became part of the experimental-literary campaign against “expression” and thereby everything that “expression” signifies in the context of North-American global wars against “terror”, North-American internal colonialism, Nafta, and other poetries identified as “expression”.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression they said yes to the co-option of previous North-American conceptualisms.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression they said yes to the co-option and erasure of Global South’s conceptualisms.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression they said yes to the increase of power that directly lead to 2015’s (explicit) expression of North-American conceptualism’s colonial-racist geopolitics.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression they said yes to Kenneth Goldsmith’s appropriation of “conceptualism”.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression they said yes to Kenneth Goldsmith’s appropriation of critical theory.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression they said yes to being appropriated by Kenneth Goldsmith.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression the dead were made to say yes to become Kenneth Goldsmith’s zombies.

By saying YES to become part of Against Expression the living said yes to become Kenneth Goldsmith.

WE ARE KENNETH GOLDSMITH

Craig Dworkin is Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith is Kenneth Goldsmith

Marjorie Perloff is Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith is Kenneth Goldsmith

Craig Dworkin is Kenneth Goldsmith

Monica Aasprong is Kenneth Goldsmith

Walter Abish is Kenneth Goldsmith

Vito Acconci is Kenneth Goldsmith

Kathy Acker is Kenneth Goldsmith

Sally Alatalo is Kenneth Goldsmith

Paal Bjelke Andersen is Kenneth Goldsmith

Anonymous is Kenneth Goldsmith

David Antin is Kenneth Goldsmith

Louis Aragon is Kenneth Goldsmith

Nathan Austin is Kenneth Goldsmith

  1. G. Ballard is Kenneth Goldsmith

Fiona Banner is Kenneth Goldsmith

Derek Beaulieu is Kenneth Goldsmith

Samuel Beckett is Kenneth Goldsmith

Caroline Bergvall is Kenneth Goldsmith

Charles Bernstein is Kenneth Goldsmith

Ted Berrigan is Kenneth Goldsmith

Jen Bervin is Kenneth Goldsmith

Gregory Betts is Kenneth Goldsmith

Christian Bök is Kenneth Goldsmith

Marie Buck is Kenneth Goldsmith

William S. Burroughs is Kenneth Goldsmith

David Buuck is Kenneth Goldsmith

John Cage is Kenneth Goldsmith

Blaise Cendrars is Kenneth Goldsmith

Thomas Claburn is Kenneth Goldsmith

Elisabeth S. Clark is Kenneth Goldsmith

Claude Closky is Kenneth Goldsmith

Clark Coolidge is Kenneth Goldsmith

Hart Crane is Kenneth Goldsmith

Brian Joseph Davis is Kenneth Goldsmith

Katie Degentesh is Kenneth Goldsmith

Mónica de la Torre is Kenneth Goldsmith

Denis Diderot is Kenneth Goldsmith

Craig Dworkin is Kenneth Goldsmith

Marchel Duchamp is is Kenneth Goldsmith

Laura Elrick is Kenneth Goldsmith

Dan Farrell is Kenneth Goldsmith

Gerald Ferguson is Kenneth Goldsmith

Robert Fitterman is Kenneth Goldsmith

Lawrence Giffin is Kenneth Goldsmith

Peter Gizzi is Kenneth Goldsmith

Judith Goldman is Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith is Kenneth Goldsmith

Nada Gordon is Kenneth Goldsmith

Noah Eli Gordon is Kenneth Goldsmith

Michael Gottlieb is Kenneth Goldsmith

Dan Graham is Kenneth Goldsmith

Michelle Grangaud is Kenneth Goldsmith

Brion Gysin is Kenneth Goldsmith

Michael Harvey is Kenneth Goldsmith

L. Hix is Kenneth Goldsmith

Yunte Huang is Kenneth Goldsmith

Douglas Huebler is Kenneth Goldsmith

Peter Jaeger is Kenneth Goldsmith

Emma Kay is Kenneth Goldsmith

Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler are Kenneth Goldsmith

Michael Klauke is Kenneth Goldsmith

Christopher Knowles is Kenneth Goldsmith

Joseph Kosuth is Kenneth Goldsmith

Leevi Lehto is Kenneth Goldsmith

Tan Lin is Kenneth Goldsmith

Dana Teen Lomax is Kenneth Goldsmith

Trisha Low is Kenneth Goldsmith

Rory Macbeth is Kenneth Goldsmith

Jackson Mac Low is Kenneth Goldsmith

Stéphane Mallarmé is Kenneth Goldsmith

Donato Mancini is Kenneth Goldsmith

Peter Manson is Kenneth Goldsmith

Shigeru Matsui is Kenneth Goldsmith

Bernadette Mayer is Kenneth Goldsmith

Steve McCaffery is Kenneth Goldsmith

Stephen McLaughlin and Jim Carpenter are Kenneth Goldsmith

David Melnick is Kenneth Goldsmith

Richard Meltzer is Kenneth Goldsmith

Christof Migone is Kenneth Goldsmith

Tomoko Minami is Kenneth Goldsmith

Silem Mohammad is Kenneth Goldsmith

Simon Morris is Kenneth Goldsmith

Yedda Morrison is Kenneth Goldsmith

Harryette Mullen is Kenneth Goldsmith

Alexandra Nemerov is Kenneth Goldsmith

K. Ogden is Kenneth Goldsmith

Tom Orange is Kenneth Goldsmith

Parasitic Ventures is Kenneth Goldsmith

Georges Perec is Kenneth Goldsmith

NourbeSe Philip is Kenneth Goldsmith

Vanessa Place is Kenneth Goldsmith

Bern Porter is Kenneth Goldsmith

Raymond Queneau is Kenneth Goldsmith

Claudia Rankine is Kenneth Goldsmith

Ariana Reines is Kenneth Goldsmith

Charles Reznikoff is Kenneth Goldsmith

Deborah Richards is Kenneth Goldsmith

Kim Rosenfield is Kenneth Goldsmith

Raymond Roussel is Kenneth Goldsmith

Aram Saroyan is Kenneth Goldsmith

Ara Shirinyan is Kenneth Goldsmith

Ron Silliman is Kenneth Goldsmith

Juliana Spahr is Kenneth Goldsmith

Brian Kim Stefans is Kenneth Goldsmith

Gary Sullivan is Kenneth Goldsmith

Nick Thurston is Kenneth Goldsmith

Rodrigo Toscano is Kenneth Goldsmith

Tristan Tzara is Kenneth Goldsmith

Andy Warhol is Kenneth Goldsmith

Darren Wershler is Kenneth Goldsmith

Christine Wertheim is Kenneth Goldsmith

Wiener Gruppe is Kenneth Goldsmith

William Butler Yeats is Kenneth Goldsmith

Steven Zultanski is Kenneth Goldsmith

Vladimir Zykov is Kenneth Goldsmith

Marjorie Perloff is Kenneth Goldsmith

Rainer Rumold is Kenneth Goldsmith

Peter Fenves is Kenneth Goldsmith

Stephen Foster is Kenneth Goldsmith

Christine Froula is Kenneth Goldsmith

Françoise Lionnet is Kenneth Goldsmith

Robert von Hallberg is Kenneth Goldsmith

Rainer Rumold is Kenneth Goldsmith

Marjorie Perloff is Kenneth Goldsmith

Originally published in June 1, 2015