Poetry in Motion: Joe Brainard’s “I Remember” If It Was Entirely About Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

In 1970, painter Joe Brainard crafted a highly unique memoir, beloved on arrival on his native Manhattan and beyond.  It has become a cult classic, praised and imitated by the likes of Paul Auster, Kenneth Koch, and Georges Perec.  Titled I Remember, Brainard’s book was a series of statements about his recalled life, all of which began with the phrase “I remember”.  But what, I remember wondering, might Brainard’s book have looked like if each passage had been about famed […]

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