What’s so stupid about poetry — An introduction to conceptual writing

Reading and conversation with Vanessa Place and Swantje Lichtenstein
Friday, December 6, 2013, Studio8, Berlin


“Vanessa Place killed poetry.” — Anonymous, via Twitter


VanessaPlace Inc. is a trans-national corporation whose sole mission is to design and manufacture objects to meet the poetic needs of the human heart, face, and form. What is poetry really worth? What is poetry’s purpose — personally, culturally, politically, financially? VanessaPlace Inc. offers a language-based solution to these and other dilemmas facing the culture business today. The poetry-products of Vanessa Place turn cultural capital into capitalized culture through a game-changing, dynamic shift of focus from manifesto to manifestation.