Kenneth Goldsmtih on Uncreative Writing at Pennsylvania Avenue

At the risk of being uncreative ourselves, we are offering a second post on Kenneth Goldsmith and Billy Collins’s events at the White House. (Hey, how often do you have an author read at the White House? Let alone two?) In the first video, Billy Collins, who edited Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds, and Kenneth Goldsmith, author of the forthcoming Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age, talk to high school students about their approaches to poetry. (Billy Collins is first up with Rita Dove and Kenneth Goldsmith begins at around the 46:00 mark):

The second video comes from the reading which took place in the evening in which Goldsmith and Collins were joined by Aimee Mann, Rita Dove, Common, and others:

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