Kenneth Goldsmith (c) Oscar Turco
Kenneth Goldsmith is one of the stars of conceptional literature in the USA. Born in 1961 in Freeport, New York, he lives in New York City. Goldsmith works with many different experimental approaches, expanding with verve and humour the boundaries of what we are used to considering as literature. This has brought him not just 40,000 followers on Twitter but also a Guest Professorship at Princeton University. Goldsmith was also the first Poet Laureate of the MoMA in New York and in 2011 read at a Celebration of American Poetry attended by President and Mrs. Obama in the White House. In 1996 he founded UbuWeb, an Internet platform for avant-garde films, sound and poetry. Goldsmith has published numerous books of poetry and essays.