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The Silliman Fields

July 7, 2009

ron silliman responds to kenny goldsmith’s flarfatory gushings and kenny’s own work.

calls kg “kenny g”.*

maybe that’s why goldsmith responded by laying silliman’s theory to waste.

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M

And you fail to mention the impact of technology which creates a completely new linguistic environment and pace in which these displacements occur, making them completely different from Mac Low or Andrews or Zukofsky, etc. … As I’ve said before on the Poetry Foundation, with the rise of the web, writing has met its photography. By that I mean, writing has encountered a situation similar to what happened to painting upon the invention of photography, a technology so much better at doing what the art form had been trying to do, that in order to survive, the field had to alter its course radically.

M

* ron silliman has provided a correction to this post which we gladly add here.  ’cause we believe in the truth.  and the ron.  and also because sometimes things get out of hand on the internet and we don’t want to start any fights….mmmmmmkay?  silliman notes:

Kenny’s own show on WFMU — whose website I linked to — calls him Kenny G. This is a longstanding joke of his, not a putdown on my part.

M

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  1. July 7, 2009 11:28 pm

    Kenny’s own show on WFMU — whose website I linked to — calls him Kenny G. This is a longstanding joke of his, not a putdown on my part.

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