Monday, November 26, 2007

 


(from left: cris cheek, Matthew Abess, Dr. Marvin Sackner, Maggie O’Sullivan, Charles Bernstein, unidentified)

Photo courtesy of Derek Love & PENNsound

Bob Cobbing:
Sockless in Sandals
(PDF)

Plus
Bob Cobbing at Penn
(last 3 weeks)

Plus plus
Bob Cobbing archives
at PENNsound

Plus plus plus
Bob Cobbing archives
on Ubuweb

§

Richard Owens responds
to my review of
Damn the Caesars

§

Howard Junker
reads Paul Muldoon
as editor
& has some interesting
observations
(why I call this
neophobia,
part 1)

§

Al Filreis
on anti-modernism
in 1960

(why I call this
neophobia,
part 2)

Al Filreis
on responses to
The Grand Piano

Al Filreis
bookmarks

§

The New York Times’
list of “100 notable books of 2007
contains just four volumes of poetry,
including one by Rae Armantrout

The three others
continue the hegemony
of what I once called
the “Gang of Eight
(This year it’s just FSG & Ecco/Harper)

§

Erin Mouré’s
Transparency Machine
exhibit

§

Two books
from George Bowering

§

After 73 years
of publishing poetry,
Ruth Brin
tries a novel

§

Celebrating John Ashbery
in utter bafflement

§

Charles Bernstein
& Susan Bee

collaborating in 1971

§

Jim Harrison
on
Charles Bukowski

§

Vernon Scannell.
”drunk, boxer, and Army deserter,”
who “emerged a poet,”
has died

As has
Bloomsbury poet
Paul Roche

§

Kindle me this

§

Talking with
Kim Addonizio

§

Worth attending:
in
Lowell,
Geoffrey Young
reads
The Riot Act,
December 1

§

Worth attending
in
Berkeley:
Big book
party/reading
for
The Collected Poems
of Philip Whalen,
Dec. 4
@ Moe’s

§

Worth attending
in NY:
David Shapiro
in conversation with
David Lehman
Dec. 11
@ The New School

§

Poets against the war
on the Monterey Peninsula

§

250 attend
marathon reading
in Traverse City, Michigan

§

In Boulder,
20 years of poetry
at the Laughing Goat

§

22 poems
by 17 men
with one thing in common:
Guantanamo

§

Israeli verse
written in
European languages

§

A profile of
Nasreen Syed,
a Canadian poet
writing in
Urdu & Punjabi

§

Scotland’s only
African Asian Scottish
performance poet

§

Short profile of
Pham-Tien Duat

§

Slammin
down under

§

From Pakistan, the question
Is English a foreign language?

§

A little YouTube vispo
from Nico Vassilakis

§

Cambridge’s first
Poet Populist
isn’t an academic

§

Bringing Gulzar
to Bollywood

§

Bringing Western writing
into Arabic
at last

§

Performer murdered
during play
in
Nepal

§

A profile of
David Solway

§

W.S. Merwin
at 80

§

Seamus Heaney
on the poetry
of
Japan

§

Britain’s
year of Quietude
(plus Galway Kinnell)
in review

§

Andrew Motion’s
Christmas recommendations
find Ted Hughes’s world
”as compelling as Yeats's,
but more instantly sympathetic
and approachable

§

Very bad poetry

§

Robert Pinsky
offers
Merwin’s Neruda

§

Norman Mailer’s work
in the
New York Review of Books

§

Software
to guide you
through your
paint-by-the-numbers
novel

§

Jenny Holzer
gets literary
and
political

at Mass MoCA

§

Barry Schwabsky
on
Kara Walker

§

Ian Keenan
on
Alain Badiou

§

In a land where
the few hundred
publishing poets
of the 1950s
have begat
over 10,000 today,
the rise of arts culture
is inescapable

§

Peter Gay’s
pop modernism

§

The ghost
in the machine

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