Re: Whatever Happened to Working Class Poems
I just stumbled on the answer to a question Zak asked up thread:
Goldsmith has written some interesting poems. He wrote one based entirely on the weather reports in NYC, and at the White House he read one based entirely on the traffic reports across the Brooklyn Bridge or thereabouts. I think it's a rather bold thing to do. What amazes me is that the establishment was open enough to the work he's doing to reward him. Isn't this sort of a contradiction to what people are always saying about the establishment?
Here's the answer Margorie Perloff provides in a footnote to an article I just linked to in another thread:
"3. According to Goldsmith in conversation, his invitation came from Joe Reinstein, the deputy social secretary at the White House, who told him he had loved the art gallery installation of Goldsmith’s Soliloquy and must have long been familiar with Ubuweb. Reinstein is married to the Fluxus artist Hannah Higgins, whose mother is the well-known Fluxus performance artist Alison Knowles, who was invited together with Goldsmith, thus literally sneaking in the avant-garde by the back door of the White House."
(Sorry about the unclickable link.)
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