Thursday, March 6, 2008


Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall,
at the California College of the Arts,
1111--8th Street, San Francisco.

Andrew Choate was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina and educated at Northwestern University and CalArts. His latest book, Langquage Makes Plastic of the Body, was published by Palm Press in 2006. It includes a CD of his singing and reading. Pigs in Blankets, a radio play from 2004, and Spir-ahchoo!-ality, a sneeze-based recording from 2005, have been audially exhibited in London, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Rome and Yerevan. His writings on music and art have been published in d’Art International, Coda, Facsimile Magazine, Signal to Noise, Urb and the Wire since 1998. As “The Unwrinkled Ear,” he has hosted a weekly radio show since 1994; the current incarnation can be heard on from 21:00-22:30 PST, Thursdays. He is a member of The Little Fakers, an urban marionette collective.

Kenneth Goldsmith’s writing has been called some of the most “exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry” by Publishers Weekly. Goldsmith is the author of nine books of poetry, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (, and the editor of I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which is the basis for an opera, Trans-Warhol, premiered in Geneva in March of 2007. An hour-long documentary on his work, sucking on words: Kenneth Goldsmith premiered at the British Library in 2007. Kenneth Goldsmith is the host of a weekly radio show on New York City’s WFMU. He teaches writing at The University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior editor of PennSound, a online poetry archive. More about Goldsmith can be found on his author’s page at the University of Buffalo’s Electronic Poetry Center: