Kenneth Goldsmith was the poet laureate at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. What does that mean? I imagine him wandering through halls, writing poems about Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. If anyone deserved the title, it’s Goldsmith. He’s the founding editor of an online archive UbuWeb, a poet, a librettist, an essayist and the author of several books, including his latest, Seven American Deaths and Disasters, which is what he’ll read from Monday at The Reading Room, 3715 Parry Ave. The free event starts at 7 p.m. and seats will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 6 p.m.
Mon., March 24, 7 p.m., 2014