Tuesday, April 17, 2007

 

Neal Cassady’s family
has created a website
in his honor

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The new Origin
can be downloaded
as a PDF file
here

Includes
Andrew Schelling / Gail Sher,
Howard McCord, Ethan Paquin,
Brooks Johnson, Hettie Jones,
Clive Faust, Michael Rothenberg,
Duncan McNaughton, Carol Bergé,
Mikhail Horowitz, Kirpal Gordon,
Patricia Smith, Bobby Byrd,
Lisa Jarnot / Robert Duncan,
Joseph Massey, Cid Corman,
Barbara Moraff, Eliot Katz,
Andy Clausen, Ira Cohen,
Brenda Iijima, Sam Hamill,
Albert Saijo, Will Petersen,
Gary Snyder, Daisy Zamora,
Edward Sanders, Ron Padgett,
David Shapiro, Kent Johnson
& much more

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Olson’s legacy in Buffalo
(by Mike Kelleher)

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Fully Awake:
Experiencing Black Mountain College

(a profile of the new documentary
and more)

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A poetry auction
to benefit
Frank Sherlock

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A profile of rob mclennan

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Edmonton poets
extend their reach
through podcasts

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“Much of the most
successfully daring postwar fiction
has been by writers committed to
the long dramatic sentence….”

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A classic response
to
National Poetry Month

And another

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In Chicago,
Women & Children First
(a bookstore)
is on the brink

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Why indies might not matter:
except for Eshleman’s
Vallejo,
this “top ten list
mostly shows
indie store owners
to be dismal readers

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Shakespeare’s
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
in D.C.
and in Cambridge,
MA

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Hello, Silence, my old friend

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Librarians vs. the “Patriot” Act

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Teaching
the other
writing

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English is no longer
the first language
of blogging
(& other aspects
of the web)

(side note:
Technorati tracks 70 million blogs
& ranks this one 7,119
in terms of the number
of blogs that link to it
-- which put this blog
into the top
0.0001
percent of all blogs)

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A celebration of
Farid al-Din Attar,
Iranian master poet
of the 12th century

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Aaron Belz
reviews
Jayne O. Wayne

and
the ten Jens

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Sonnet L’Abbé & Kenneth Sherman
reviewed

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Profile of Julia O’Connor,
the very active poet laureate
of
Sacramento

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Missing Nikki Giovanni

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Rafael Campo
posed
as the Anti-Pound

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Natasha Trethewey
has won
the Pulitzer Prize
for poetry

The shortlist also included
Martín Espada
& David Wojahn

Houghton Mifflin
W.W. Norton
&
U. of Pittsburgh Press
respectively

Nominating jurors
for poetry
included
Cynthia Huntington
Rafael Campo
(the Anti-Pound)
& Claudia Emerson

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While Ornette Coleman
won for
music

(with a special citation
awarded to John Coltrane)

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John Leonard
on
Kurt Vonnegut

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A Vonnegut piece online

And another

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Thank you for being a cow.”

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Carlin Romano
on
Kurt Vonnegut

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A rather daft
and kind old man

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This text,
Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal
by Naomi Shihab Nye
has become a blog & listserv
sensation in the last few weeks
with some reason

(I’ve seen it several times,
never with the same
formatting twice)

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Far more treacly
sentimentality
from Nye

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Banning Kaffir Boy

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Reading Gillian Allnut

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The LA Times guide to poetry
& confessionalism:

The Amputee’s Guide to Sex
really is the title
to a book of poetry

As is My Body

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William Pritchard
on Lowell’s Selected

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A profile of Carolyn Forché

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A Joyce scholar
is the new president
of Sarah Lawrence

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The art of binding books

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The latest in reading fads

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Wordsworth rap

And a perspective thereon

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James Fenton
on Elizabeth Bishop’s
”The Unbeliever”

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The poetry of Kingsley Amis

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Tony Harrison
on the joy of rhyme

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Attacking Craig Raine’s Eliot
from the right

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that faintly alarming figure,
the happy poet

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Frieda Hughes
on Auden

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Privilege still prevails
at Yale

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The end of Tonic

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The influence
of black Americans

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Kenneth Baker
on
Sol LeWitt

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The view from Chelsea

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Great painters from the neck down

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