Sunday, October 15, 2006

 

When I think of Shirley Kaufman
I think of a poet
who attended
San Francisco State
roughly the same years I did,
not of somebody
who is 83!

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Reading
Mahmoud Darwish
in Hebrew

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Imagining
poets without notebooks
because they can’t
write longhand

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More anxiety
about the web’s
impact on writing

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A review of Sony’s
ebook reader

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Selling off
one of the great libraries
of medieval manuscripts

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A School of Quietude
poem
that I genuinely like

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Koch fiends
thrive on instability

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The next inescapable
book series
about to be transformed
into mega-movie
extravaganzas

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A “former Dutch colonies
arts festival
in
Zambia
includes lots of poetry

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Nate Mackey & H.L. Hix
are among
the poets on the shortlist
for the
National Book Award

Which was, for once,
not announced
in
New York

Ever the optimist,
I’m betting on Nate
to become the
first post-avant
to win such an award

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Maya Angelou
outpolls
Garrison Keeler, Billy Collins,
Mary Oliver & Pablo Neruda
to win
the Quill Book Award
for poetry

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“There is no such thing
as performance poetry”

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The depths
of
the Nobel Prize

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But this year’s winner
seems much more
promising.

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