Thursday, October 11, 2007

 

A new book
from
Robert Hass

It’s already a finalist for
the National Book Award*

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Doris Lessing
has won
the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Tonight at Writers House
in
Philadelphia,
Bob Cobbing’s
Suddenly Everybody Began Reading Aloud

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Video of
Rae Armantrout
reading in Berkeley

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Talking film
with John Ashbery

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The autobiography
of
Christian Bök

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Talking with
Geoffrey Gatza

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The Colbert suffix

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Charles Simic
on PBS

Laureate relishes
new challenge

& begins by attacking
Robert Creeley
($3 fee)

Simic to teach
at Baruch College

Simic reads
with Jack Prelutsky

If you like Simic,
you will love
Vasko Popa

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“You don’t get
to be
poet laureate
for nothing

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Hounding Howl:
What the FCC?
(MP3)

Meanwhile,
at the Alberto Gonzales school
of pornography prosecution

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Kerouac’s scroll
as Oulipo constraint

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Speaking of Oulipo:
3by3by3
21 Stars Review

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Debating
what poetry is
in
Nairobi

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Jennifer Moxley
&
Maggie O’Sullivan
reading
at the Bowery Poetry Club
(MP3s)

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Talking with
Jason Christie

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A review of
Javier O. Huerta

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In Canada,
Indigo
is putting hotels
on Boardwalk & Park Place

While readers
come to the USA
to buy books

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Random acts of poetry
in
Sackville, New Brunswick

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Writing poetry in the army
in
Iraq

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A writers’ workshop
at
Homeboy Industries

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The return
of
Easy Rawlins

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Reading Catullus 64

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The only call for submissions
I know of
that quotes
Theodor Adorno,
seeking
”emergent poetry & prose”

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More on the demise
of the hyphen

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Putting Celan to music

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Prizes for
the
School of Quietude

& more

Plus
the same ole same ole
in the
U.K.

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Writing like Sean O’Brien
is, he concedes,
an affliction

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Fondly recalling
the poetry wars
of the 1960s

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The bio of
” a skilful, harmless,
minor writer of light verse”

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Joyce Carol Oates:
autobiography
against the grain

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Adam Thorpe
doesn’t think
he’s easy reading

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An anthology
of women’s poetry
from
Minnesota

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The future of the book
may not include
bookstores

But in Grand Rapids,
a bookstore opens

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One use for old books

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A new opera,
Poet Li Bai,
debuts in
Beijing

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On the origins
of
The Life of Pi

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The selected letters
of Ted Hughes

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A profile
of Paul Durcan

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High school students
producing
poetry on demand

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100 years of MacDowell

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Comparing Don Share
to Robert Lowell

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Talking with
Li-Young Lee

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Troy Jollimore’s blog
for Powell’s Books

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A poet laureate
for Winona, Minnesota

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An anthology
of
New York poetry

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Frank Wilson
likes the Sony e-Book,
sorta

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The continuing relevance
of books

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Poet Tree
in
Victoria, BC

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Talking with
Greil Marcus

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A personal history
of the
Somerville News
Writers Festival

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Violet de Cristoforo,
poet imprisoned
in
US concentration camp
during WW2,
has died

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Interviewing
Janet Malcolm

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The © Olympics

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The best-selling suicide
of André & Dorine Gorsz

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The Social and Political Views
of American Professors
(PDF)

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Two serious views
on global warming:
pro & con

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Appomattox

“one of the best new operas
in many years”

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Billy Bragg
on the
power of music

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She writes the words

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Mallrats run wild!

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With art
comes injury

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Do museums matter?

If not, why
are they spreading
like kudzu?

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Renoir
&
why the Barnes matters

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* Strictly a School of Quietude affair this year.
The selection panel was chaired by
(surprise!) Charles Simic

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