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Dworkin, Craig Douglas

Works: 55 works in 129 publications in 3 languages and 4,604 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Sound poetry  Experimental poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Catalogs  Bibliography  Academic theses  Artists' books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Illustrator
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Most widely held works about Craig Douglas Dworkin
Most widely held works by Craig Douglas Dworkin
The sound of poetry, the poetry of sound by Marjorie Perloff( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound has been all but ignored in the current discourse about lyric forms. This collection of essays seeks to readdress the fundamental connections between poetry & sound - connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies
No medium by Craig Douglas Dworkin( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In No Medium, Craig Dworkin looks at works that are blank, erased, clear, or silent, writing critically and substantively about works for which there would seem to be not only nothing to see but nothing to say. Examined closely, these ostensibly contentless works of art, literature, and music point to a new understanding of media and the limits of the artistic object. Dworkin considers works predicated on blank sheets of paper, from a fictional collection of poems in Jean Cocteau's Orph?e to the actual publication of a ream of typing paper as a book of poetry; he compares Robert Rauschenberg's Erased De KooningDrawing to the artist Nick Thurston's erased copy of Maurice Blanchot's The Space of Literature (in which only Thurston's marginalia were visible); and he scrutinizes the sexual politics of photographic representation and the implications of obscured or obliterated subjects of photographs. Reexamining the famous case of John Cage's 4'33", Dworkin links Cage's composition to Rauschenberg's White Paintings, KenFriedman's Zen for Record (and Nam June Paik's Zen for Film), and other works, offering also a "guide to further listening" that surveys more than 100 scores and recordings of "silent" music. Dworkin argues that we should understand media not as blank, base things but as social events, and that there is no medium, understood in isolation, but only and always a plurality of media: interpretive activities taking place in socially inscribed space
Language to cover a page : the early writings of Vito Acconci by Vito Acconci( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneering conceptual artist Vito Acconci began his career as a poet. In the 1960s, before beginning his work in performance and video art, Acconci studied at the Iowa Writers Workshop and published poems in journals and chapbooks. Almost all of this work remains unknown; much of it appeared in the self-produced magazines of the Lower East Side's mimeo revolution, and many other pieces were never published. Language to Cover a Page collects these writings for the first time and not only shows Acconci to be an important experimental writer of the period, but demonstrates the continuity of his early writing with his later work in film, video, and performance. Language to Cover a Page documents a key moment in the unprecedented intersection of artists and poets in the late 1960s--as seen in the Dwan Gallery's series of "Language" shows (1967-1970) and in Acconci's own journal 0 to 9. Indeed, as Acconci moved from the poetry scene to the art world, his poetry became increasingly performative while his artwork was often structured and motivated by linguistic play. Acconci's early writing recalls the work of Samuel Beckett, the deadpan voice of the nouveau roman, and the jump cuts and fraught permutations of the nouvelle vague. Poems in Language to Cover a Page explore the materiality of language ("language as matter and not ideas," as Robert Smithson put it), the physical space of the page, and the physicality of source texts (phonebooks, thesauruses, dictionaries). Other poems take the space of the page as an analogue to performance space or implicate the poem in a network of activity (as in his "Dial-a-Poem" pieces). Readers will find Acconci's inventive and accomplished poetry as edgy and provocative as anything published today
Reading the illegible by Craig Dworkin( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation begins by insisting that the illegible can indeed be read. Focusing on works that appropriate and then physically manipulate a source text--through erasures, excisions, cancellations, graffiti, rearrangements, et cetera--it documents a remarkable but uncharted tradition of twentieth-century literature and visual art. While mapping the general contours of this tradition, the dissertation focuses on specific poems and artists' books by Charles Bernstein, Guy Debord, John Cage, Susan Howe, Ronald Johnson, Asger Torn, Aleksei Kruchenykh, Jackson Mac Low, Tom Phillips, Armand Schwerner, Robert Smithson, and Rosmarie Waldrop. In addition to offering specific readings of these works--which engage a wide range of subjects including experimental film, communication theory, and linguistic theory--the dissertation makes two broad claims. One is an argument for the way in which the formal elements of a text signify in specific, politically and historically inflected ways; in short, my thesis is that form must always necessarily signify, but that any particular signification is historically contingent and never inherently meaningful or a priori. The other extended argument is for the supple force of paragrammatics: those strategies of reading and writing, like de Saussure's anagrammatic deciphering of classical poetry, which abjure conventional reference in favor of establishing signification according to alternative logics. Demonstrating the relation of paragrammatics to a range of post-structural principles, as well as to George Bataille's influential concept of general economy, the dissertation takes the Situationists' concept of detournement (that hijacking or misappropriating diversion of a pre-existing work so that its means are turned against its ostensible ends) and elaborates the political and historical resonance of such "misreading." In brief, my dual claim is that paragrammatics, as a tactic for both reading and writing, manifests a certain politics within the realm of literature itself, and also that examples of literary paragrammatics provide concrete models for the sort of cultural activities readers might then bring to other aspects of the world around them. In the final analysis, this is a work about (upon) Marcel Duchamp in which he is only ever mentioned, as it were, en passant
Against expression : an anthology of conceptual writing by Craig Dworkin( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Bernstein has described conceptual "poetry pregnant with thought." Against Expression, the premier anthology of conceptual writing, presents work that is by turns thoughtful, funny, provocative, and disturbing. Editors Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith chart the trajectory of the conceptual aesthetic from early precursors such as Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp through major avant-garde groups of the past century, including Dada, Oulipo, Fluxus, and language poetry, to name just a few. The works of more than a hundred writers from Aasprong to Zykov demonstrate a remarkable variety of new ways of thinking about the nature of texts, information, and art, using found, appropriated, and randomly generated texts to explore the possibilities of non-expressive language. --Book Jacket
Architectures of poetry( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Architectures of Poetry is the first comprehensive accounting of the currently intense dialogue between the sister arts of poetry and architecture. Refusing to take either term in a metaphoric sense, the eleven essays collected in this volume exemplify an exciting methodological direction for work in the humanities: a "literal wager" that is willing to take the unintended suggestions of language as reality. At the same time, they also provide close readings of the work of a number of important writers."--BOOK JACKET
The consequence of innovation : 21st century poetics by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cultural Writing. Literary Criticism. Dworkin has edited a collection of amazing new essays on poetics, summarizing the variety of poetries that have arisen in innovative writing during the past 10 years. Filling the gap that has arisen in publishing writing on new poetry, there are essays on computer programs as poems by Brian Kim Stefans, flarf poetics by Gary Sullivan and Michael Gottlieb, uncreative poetry by Kenneth Goldsmith, and environmental poetry by James Sherry. There are essays on playwright Fiona Templeton and a groundbreaking piece by Sianne Ngai centered on Gertrude Stein. There is also an important group of general essays on the poetry marketplace by Steve Evans, Charles Bernstein, and Marjorie Perloff"--SPD Books
Motes by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strand by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty morning walks by Andy Fitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parse by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the remove of literature by Nick Thurston( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-writing Freud by Simon Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist has re-written Sigmund Freud's "The interpretation of dreams." A computer programme randomly selects words, one at a time from Freud's 223, 740 word text and begins to reconstruct the entire book, word by word, making a new book with the same words
Alkali by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bumpers by Kyle Schlesinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bumper stickers created by poets and artists to be displayed on vehicles, suggest an alternative medium that could bring poetry and art to the streets
Chap. XXIV by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dure by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve erroneous displacements and a fact by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Craig Dworkin presents his entire corpus of thirteen FACT poems (2005-16) for the very first time in his latest book, Twelve Erroneous Displacements and a Fact (2016). The publication was commissioned for the 'Reading as Art' exhibition at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre (27 August -- 19 November 2016). Dworkin's FACT series is an exact list of the ingredients that make up the constituent components of the materials used to inscribe the text of the poem and the object on which its is published, hence the blunt title of the work. It's a self-reflexive, deconstructed meditation on the act of writing and of publishing, with an emphasis on the materiality of language. Each time Dworkin displays the poem he researches the medium on which it's being viewed and changes the contents accordingly. It's a flexible work-in-progress, which has listed the make-up of everything from a xeroxed sheet of paper to compact disc to smartphone touchscreen to dyed wool Himalayan rug. The idea is written on and through the material form."--(
Signature--effects by Craig Douglas Dworkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do or DIY : Zur Geschichte und Praxis des Selbstverlags( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sound of poetry, the poetry of sound
Language to cover a page : the early writings of Vito AcconciReading the illegibleAgainst expression : an anthology of conceptual writingThe consequence of innovation : 21st century poeticsParseReading the remove of literatureRe-writing Freud
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Dworkin, Craig Douglas

Dworkin, Craig Douglas 1969-