Saturday, July 07, 2007

 

Poet & performance artist
Sandy Crimmins
has died

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Harvey Goldner,
the Bard of Belltown,”
has also died

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Alzheimer’s kills
Philip Booth

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Leonard Schwartz’
Cross-Cultural Poetics
radio archives

(over 100 hours
of terrific stuff)

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Destroying books
as art

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The San Diego Union-Tribune
folds its Sunday Book Review

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The audience laughs
while the writer
breaks down in tears

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Another occasion to cry:
The Last Novel

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Or,
try it the other way:
80 pages of discussion
concerning humor & poetry

Plus
24 pages of poetry
from the HumPo
list

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When
(if)
Shakespeare met Cervantes

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“As a surrealist,
I quite enjoy having dementia

George Melly is dead

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A lengthy portrait
of Mayakovsky

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The politics
of book reviews

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John Irving
on
Günter Grass

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Lorraine Wild
& the design of books

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Modest proposals
for a right-wing
English curriculum

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Peggy Fox on
Ezra Pound, James Laughlin
& the founding of
New Directions
(PDF)

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The New York Times
obit
for Mary Ellen Solt
tries
to demonstrate
vispo
in its text

& the Associate Press piece

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Imagine a review
of Paul Celan translations
that alludes to the work
of Pierre Joris
as an afterthought

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The silliest
”Great American Novel”
list
I’ve ever read

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The slam team
from Springfield

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Terry Eagleton’s
Mikhail Bakhtin

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San Francisco’s
International Poetry Festival
reflect’s the city’s
beat street roots

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A hospital
with a poet laureate

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A profile of
Barry Spacks

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The impact of metaphor
on scientific theory
(PDF)

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Hypertext
on a refrigerator door

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How
not
to start a magazine

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Early writer’s block

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Language, Mind & Culture
(PDF)

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Salman Rushdie,
between East & West

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Another review
of Carol Muske-Duke’s
prison (writing worksho) memoir

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To whom it may concern

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Buying David Halberstam’s
apartment

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Foreword Magazine’s
Book of the Year Finalists,
all 699 of them

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Who killed the novel?
Tony Soprano!

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Is selling on the web
devaluing
used & rare books
?

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In Canada,
fears that bookselling
may be a dying industry

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This week’s
death-of-a-bookstore articles
come from
The OC
& West Hollywood
while in
Brentwood,
a bookstore is spared

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But it’s
bricks & clicks
for
Detroit
booksellers

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In Chicago,
they’re arguing
over
which bookstore
is best

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Banning chains
to save
the independents

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Pennsylvania libraries
may be endangered

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If you think
bookstores are hurting . . .

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Jazz & fiction

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The latest lament
o’er the demise
of “classical” music

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The architecture
of Zaha Hadid

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Frida Kahlo
turns 100

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Mass MoCA mayhem

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Is Banksy
Britain’s best?

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Busting the tag

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The Chinese ‘Mona Lisa

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The dealer who bought
a Raphael

for $325

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The art bubble

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Tales of parenting
& the circus

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Paris Fashion Week

& here

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Flickr’s
censorship problems
in
Germany
& elsewhere

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Scorsese’s way

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