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Sven Birkerts in Conversation with Albert Goldbarth: Reading in a Digital Age
Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
Sven Birkerts‘s In Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age (Graywolf Press), he examines the changes that he observes in himself and others—the distraction when reading on the screen; the loss of personal agency through reliance on GPS and one-stop information resources. Birkerts examines what is lost by our wholesale acceptance of digital innovation and what is regained when we immerse ourselves in a good book. In Selfish (Graywolf Press), Albert Goldbarth, one of the widest-ranging poets at work today, explores our current climate of narcissism in poems that reference celebrity culture, Charles Darwin, sex shops, science fiction, ancient cave art, comic books, and the fates of many family and friends.