or Evolution of the Museum
and Other New Writings.
Ratstar Press, 2022. Softcover.
”Dan Graham began as a poet —
and he still is one. Although comedy
provides a good cover, as these writings
bear out. Someone once said, “He’s a concrete
Poetry who couldn’t get published.” That putdown obviously misses the point. Graham wanted to publish only on his own terms.
He’s called his quasi-sociological articles,
para-rock criticism, and editorial montages
“inserts”. But the goal is not so much to fit
into a distribution system as it is to rub
it the wrong way. - John Miller