A Conversation With David Antin

A Conversation With David Antin



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A Conversation With David Antin by David Antin

A Conversation with David Antin is a four-month e-mail exchange between the poet/essayist Charles Bernstein and artist/poet/critic David Antin. Ideas on art, poetry, performance, and the life of one of the most singular thinkers in America are discussed. The combination of the speed of electronic transmission and the rigors of writing as opposed to talking, made it, in Antin's words, "a cross between the 18th-century and the 21st." This book presents the entirety of their dialogue, wholly uncut, and is an essential document about a man whose thought and writing has helped define the avant-garde for nearly half a century.

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ISBN-13: 9781887123556
Publisher: Granary Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/02/2002
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

David Antin is a poet, critic, and performance artist. His background includes graduate work in linguistics at New York University. He has pursued a career as a poet since 1955 and that of an art critic since 1964. He has served as Educational Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and was Director of the UC-San Diego Mandeville Gallery, where he assembled exhibitions by artists Alex Katz, Tom Wesselman, and others. Among his published books are Code of Flag Behavior, After the War, Talking at the Boundaries, Turning, What it Means to be Avant-Garde, and others.

Charles Bernstein, one of the founders of the Language writing movement, is one of the leading figures in contemporary poetry and poetics. He currently teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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