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Open Letter to the New Yorker

Dear New Yorker, I’m writing to you concerning the racism of the 6,000-word profile of Kenny Goldsmith titled “Something Borrowed.” The racism expresses itself structurally: understanding that some readers will already be aware of the controversy around Kenny’s work, and…






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Index Card Poems

I found these poems (or lines of poems) in my papers, typed on index cards. I don’t know what I was planning to do with them or when I wrote them. Probably at least ten years ago. I recycled a…






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On Artificial Intelligence

Here’s a paper I wrote at Bard in 1990 or so for no reason at all concerning artificial intelligence. Surprisingly, it’s not entirely wrong, just not very scientific. Lots of spelling errors, too, but as you can see, it was…






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Open Letter to Shia LaBeouf

  Dear Shia LaBeouf, I and several other poets in my circle have been following with great interest the recent controversy concerning the accusations of plagiarism that have been leveled against you. We find it all very interesting, and believe…