As a poet interested in the social material of writing, I found a deep connection with the early paintings of Shusaku Arakawa and with Arakawa and Madeline’s Gins paradigmatic The Mechanism of Meaning (1971).
Charles Bernstein is the author of Recalculating and Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays & Inventions, from University of Chicago Press. "Disfiguring Abstraction," a critique of MoMA's Inventing Abstraction, appeared in Critical inquiry (Spring 2013). He is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thomas McEvilley: And Autumnstruck We Would Not Hear the Song
Everyone talks about working outside the box but most of us don’t even know what box we’re boxed in by so we box ourselves in all the more. The work of Thomas McEvilley not only shows the imaginary fly the way out of actual fly bottles but also shows that preposterous insect how to get back in.