Karen Eliot and Karen Eliot performing "The Grammar of Melancholy" at Wig House, Baltimore, Maryland, 1989 (photograph by Laure Drogoul)
"Neoism is a state of mind. This is why it transforms itself according to the situations it encounters. Neoism applies itself to everything, and yet it is nothing; it is the point at which all opposites collapse. We hereby declare that Monty Cantsin invented the word Neoism on 24th March 1979 at 6 p.m. We were there with our 14 children when Cantsin first uttered the word."
The Unknown Neoist