Kenneth Goldsmith Fidget (, Coach House Books) (MP3) Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, September March Fidget has 86 ratings and 13 reviews. mwpm said: every move Kenneth Goldsmith’s body made on June 16, * * *Eyelids open. Tongue runs acros. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed No. , Fidget ruthlessly documents every movement made by Goldsmith’s body on Bloomsday (June 16) from

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Feb 26, Andrew Gorman rated it it was ok. Floods back of mouth. Fingertips wrap golrsmith bone. Index finger massages right eyebrow. Arms parallel arms of chair.

The event was organized and curated by Ilan Manouach. In his own words, “I guess what I write is poetry. Counterclockwise twist thrusts elbow toward ceiling.

Kenneth Goldsmith Reads Fidget

He has also collaborated with musician David Grubbs with texts from Fidget. Unless you enjoy pages upon pages of, “Left hand down. Left leg draws fingers into skin below left ankle. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Left leg scrapes ankle. Arm drops two hundred twenty degrees then reverses forty degrees. Hands return to lap. Left tips of fingers dig into scalp. Right foot propels body forward.

Left hand slides away from body. Shoulder lifts above elbow. Tongue licks upper lip left to right. The concept is crazy and mind-blowing, and was fun for about half the book, but then I was just completely done with it. Left fingers scratch forehead. Weight on balls of feet. Losa rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about Fidgetplease sign up.

This book is very, very odd. Other than minor issues I have with a few of Goldsmith’s choices, the reason this is getting two stars is that it’s just brutal to read.

Kenneth Goldsmith

Arms close to body. Feb 25, J. Right side of knee touches ground. Left hand twists clockwise, driven by thumb and forefinger.

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Head props on pillow. Right thumb covers nostril.


During the afternoon, Goldsmith led a poetry workshop for high school students with the first lady. Knees bend in squatting position.

Air pins tongue to teeth. Right leg crosses left. Carly rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Jul 27, Eryk marked it as to-read.

It’s fascinating for a little bit, and then it’s just boring. You’ll start to notice extremely subtle patterns in the wording, and it’s in these subtleties that the work truly shines. Hand returns to side.

Three fingers form star. He has published ten books of poetry, notably FidgetSoliloquyDay and his American trilogy, The WeatherTrafficand Sports Arcs to opposite side.

Hand moves to right.

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