Sue Parman is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and an award-winning poet, artist, and writer. For more information, see www.sueparman.com
Artist’s Statement: The painting/poem “This is not a Poet” is a portrait of Kenneth Goldsmith, originator of the “uncreative writing” poetry movement. Goldsmith once said that he didn’t have a “readership” so much as a “thinkership.” This portrait is my poetic/artistic response to his “thinkership” challenge. The painting is 32” (H) x 37” (W). It is a watercolor that has been printed with hand-made stamps, including an “S” for the eyes (representing myself trying to see through his eyes). The un-poem in the painting is mine.