Conceptual writing

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Emma Kay's Worldview reproduced on a single poster, 1999. Digital print on paper, 176 x 271 cm. Tate.

Also conceptualism, conceptual poetics, conceptual poetry, conceptual fiction, literary appropriation, ready-made poetry, uncreative writing.



Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, 2011, Log.
  • Reprint: Appropriation (&) Literature, ed. Annette Gilbert, with Tobias Amslinger and Mirja Aye, Weisbaden: Lux Books, 2014, 580 pp. [3]. Reviews: Greaney (MLN), Gramatzki (KulturPoetik, DE). (German)/(English)




This list is generated automatically and includes Monoskop pages categorised as 'conceptual writing'.


Note that none of these publishing houses are devoted to conceptual writing exclusively.

  • 0x0a, eds. Hannes Bajohr/Gregor Weichbrodt, Berlin/New York, est 2014.
  • Edition After Hand, eds. Henrik Have (1973-2014), Thomas Hvid Kromann and Mathias Kokholm, Aarhus, est 1973.
  • Forlaget Attåt, ed. Paal Bjelke Andersen, Oslo, est 2008.
  • Basilisk: Beta (book series), Copenhagen, since 2011. [4]
  • Bookthug, eds. Jay Millar and Malcolm Sutton, Toronto, est 2004.
  • Coach House Books, eds. Stan Bevington (1997-98), Darren Wershler-Henry (1998-2002), Alana Wilcox (2002-), Toronto, re-est. 1997.
  • Gauss PDF, ed. J. Gordon Faylor, Oakland, CA, est 2010.
  • information as material, eds. Simon Morris, Craig Dworkin and Nick Thurston, York, UK, est 2002.
  • Insert Blanc Press, ed. Mathew Timmons, Los Angeles, est 2005.
  • khora impex, eds. Sebastian Big and yigru zeltil, Romania, est 2017.
  • Krupskaya Books, eds. Jocelyn Saidenberg (1998-), Kevin Killian (2001-15), et al., San Francisco, est 1998.
  • Les Figues Press, eds. Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place, Los Angeles, est 2005.
  • No Press, ed. derek beaulieu, Calgary, est 2005.
  • ntamo, ed. Leevi Lehto, Helsinki, est 2007.
  • OEI editör, eds. Jonas Magnusson and Cecilia Grönberg, Stockholm, est 2002.
  • ood press, eds. Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra, Thiago Porciuncula and T. Pinto Brandao, Rio de Janeiro, est 2009.
  • Roof Books, ed. James Sherry, New York City, est 1979.
  • sOd press, eds. a.j. carruthers and Amelia Dale, Sydney, est 2011.
  • edition taberna kritika, ed. Hartmut Abendschein, Bern, est 2007.
  • TROLL THREAD, eds. Chris Sylvester, Joseph Yearous-Algozin, Holly Melgard and Divya Victor, est 2010.
  • /ubu Editions: Publishing the Unpublishable, eds. Danny Snelson and Kenneth Goldsmith, New York City, 2003-10.
  • Veer Books, eds. William Rowe, et al., London, est 2003.
  • Ugly Duckling Presse, ed. Matvei Yankelevich, et al., Brooklyn, NY, est 1995.

Archives, Resources[edit]

Criticism, History, Theory[edit]

Monographs, pamphlets[edit]

Vanessa Place, Robert Fitterman, Notes on Conceptualisms, 2009, Log, PDF.
  • Marjorie Perloff, Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century, University of Chicago Press, 2010, ix+201 pp. Excerpt. [9]. Reviews: Di Leo (Am Book Rev), Rowe (Full Stop), Scroggins (Bookforum), Golding (CompLit Studies), McCallum (English in Education), Mao (Common Knowledge), Wilkinson (Modern Philology), Paris (J Modern Lit), Lista (National Post), Dow (PN Rev), Lana Turner, Vriezen (deReactor, NL). [10]
    • O génio não original: poesia por outros meios no novo século, trans. Adriano Scandolara, Belo Horizonte: UFMG, 2013, 314 pp. [11] (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism, ed. Triple Canopy, New York: Triple Canopy & MCA Denver, 2013, 268 pp. [15]
  • Brian M. Reed, Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics, Cornell University Press, 2013, xix+222 pp. [16] [17]. Reviews: Nielsen (Am Lit), Chan (JMMLA), Stoehr (RMRLL).
  • Felix Bernstein, Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry, pref. Trisha Low, Los Angeles: Insert Blanc Press, 2015, 170 pp. Notes amalgamated for the Poetry Will Be Made By All event conceived by Kenneth Goldsmith and Hans-Ulrich Obrist in 2014. Reviews: Seltman (LARB), Daniele (European J of Am Studies), Lawrence (Capilano Rev). [18] [19] [20]
  • Gaëlle Théval, Poésies ready-made, XXe-XXIe siècles, Paris: L'Harmattan, 2015, 288 pp. TOC. [26]. Based on 2011 PhD dissertation at U Paris-Diderot. Reviews: Huglo (Sitaudis), Tardy (Cahier Critique de Poésie). (French)
  • Ondřej Buddeus, Markéta Magidová (eds.), Třídit slova. Literatura a konceptuální tendence 1949-2015, Prague:, 2015. Excerpt. [29] (Czech)

Journal issues and features[edit]

Interviews, surveys[edit]

National and regional surveys[edit]

See also anthologies.

Papers, articles, pamphlets, statements, theses[edit]

Primary historical references[edit]

See also[edit]

groups, movements, cultures

Avant-garde and modernist magazines, Artists' publishing, Vorticism, Dada, Zenitism, Estridentismo, Surrealism, Concrete poetry, Zine culture, Afrofuturism, Shadow libraries, Code poetry, Conceptual writing, Alternative literature, Conceptual comics.
See also Artists' cultures.