Wednesday, May 02, 2007

 

Amy King
is the 2007
Poet Laureate
of the Blogosphere

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The Washington Post’s
big
”Celebrating Poetry”
Book World feature,

with everything from
John Donne,
Mandelstam & Herbert
to
David Shapiro
&
Ken Rumble

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How
to
read
now

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Charting British poetry
since WW2

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Allen Ginsberg’s
finest poem

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A poetry festival
in Lorca’s home town

Festival Program

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Talking with
Lydia Davis

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A new record
for the world’s smallest book

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Six word short stories
(Hemingway was right!)

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Talking with
Tao Lin

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The Pulitzer for music
continues to bear fruit

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Talking with
Natasha Trethewey

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Of Isabella Whitney,
the first woman
to publish
a book of poems
in English
(1573)

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Judith Malina,
”femme fatale

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Newspapers
are cutting their own throats

The newspaper
suicide pact

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One Million Poet,”
the game show

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The Shakespeare riots

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Calvin Bedient
on Hart Crane

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Ashraf Osman
has tagged me
as a
Thinking Blogger

Now I must tag 5 others
who likewise
inspire me
with what they write
& how they focus
their blogwork:

Eileen Tabios,
who is creating a new literary audience
in part through her blog,
& for translating kari edwards
into Ilokano

Zoe Strauss
for never blinking
at what she sees

Mark Scroggins,
a scrupulous literary scholar
who doesn’t take short cuts
even in his blog

Stephen Burt
& Jessica Bennett
,
for their integration
of literature & life
(tho basketball is neither)

&
Geof Huth
for using the form
to create
a critical language
for vispo

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“’to be a writer of contemporary verse,
there’s really no place better
than Minnesota
,’ says Stephen Burt.”

You need to get to the sidebar
to find out about
the job
at Harvard

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The Lettrist

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Art of the blurb

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Once
they took E.A. Robinson
seriously

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Poetry and bread
in
New Haven

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Another Irish poet
beloved
by the School of Quietude

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Who needs more
of the novel?

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Another poet
at Virginia Tech

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Palestinian poet
Taha Muhammad Ali

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A biography of
e.e. cummings

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Audios from the past
alas

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One more review
of Bill & Sam

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Ooga-Booga
finally
wins a prize

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At 31,
Meghan O’Rourke
has graduated from Yale,
worked for The New Yorker,
become culture editor of Slate
& poetry editor of
The Paris Review

O’Rourke’s first book
(from FSG)
is reviewed in the
New York Times

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Donald Hall
on
All Things Considered

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Writers workshop
sounds alarm

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Cruising for culture
with Lincoln Kirstein

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The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema
(Slavoj Zizek of course)

Check out
the reading list

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About to become
the top-grossing
visual artist
of all time

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Emotion’s role
in thought

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All the news that’s fit to spin:
”BAGHDAD, May 2 – The Bush administration
is planning to withdraw
most United States combat forces
from Iraq over the next several months
and wants to shrink the American military presence
to less than two divisions by the fall,
senior allied officials said today.”
New York Times article
by Michael R. Gordon & Eric Schmitt
May 2, 2003

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