Saturday, November 17, 2007

 

Kenny Goldsmith’s
playlist
for November
in the NY Times
(Marie Osmond does Hugo Ball,
Charles Bernstein, Christian Bök,
Joseph Beuys, La Monte Young, Terry Fox,
the complete Beatles, more,
all with MP3s)

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Profiles of
Sawako Nakayasu
&
Aaron Kunin

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Confronting
aesthetic diversity

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A profile of
Ron Padgett

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Ange Mlinko
on
Tom Pickard

And here also

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Slammin
with
Saul Williams

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Two poets of Buchenwald
translated by
Fanny Howe

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A review of
the most recent
volume of
The Grand Piano

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Ananda Rajakaruna
& a specific moment
in the evolution of modernism
in Sinhala verse

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A belated obit
for Bill Griffiths
makes it finally
to The Times

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Ditto Jane Cooper
& The LA Times

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A memorial reading
for
Dmitri Prigov,
Sunday, Nov. 18
at the Bowery Poetry Club,
NYC
(Scroll down)

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The New Criterion’s
Roger Kimball
is ready to take on
Norman Mailer
now that he can’t fight back

Dick Cavett
remembers
when Mailer could
& did
still bring it on

Robert Fulford
&
Kyle Smith
just generally
despise Mailer

Jim Lewis
has a more complicated
response

Cynthia Crossen
blames it
on fame

But Suzanne Fields
was charmed

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Mailer’s ghost
loomed large
over the
National Book Awards

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Bob Hass
deservedly won the
National Book Award
(Sherman Alexie &
Denis Johnson
also received awards)

Cold Front’s
National Book Award
Value Pack

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The end
of the
Great American Novel?

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Picador
abandons
hardbacks

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The Dead Novelists Society

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Nat Hentoff
on
Fred McDarrah

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Japanese Women Poets:
An Anthology

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Academy of American Poets
Poets Forum Reading
MP3s
(Lyn Hejinian, Robert Hass,
Frank Bidart, Susan Stewart,
Rita Dove, Galway Kinnell,
Sharon Olds, James Tate,
Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan,
Ellen Bryant Voigt, Gerald Stern,
Carl Phillips)

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The Olson documentary
comes to
his undergraduate school

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Hart Crane
in
Brooklyn

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A Peter Ciccariello
I just
got completely absorbed in
which I link here
to say I’m sorry
for having, for two days,
misspelled his name
(a problem it seems
of a wandering i)

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Late Poems
of
Lu You

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Talking with
Susan Gillis

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Poetry
on the rails

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C.K. Williams
hasn’t
”come very far”
in 71 years

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Memories of my melancholy
Iranian censors

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Getting naked with
Carmine Sarracino

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A profile of
Tanya Davis

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The need for a Complete
T.S. Eliot

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Andrew Motion
on the new
Ezra Pound biography

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Searching
for the right myth

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Ugly Umberto

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Nashville’s
new formalist

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Judge rules
that intent
defines poetry

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“Poetry has no serious contenders
as the English national art”

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Jacques Barzun
at 100
has become a hero
to the right

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As the audience ages,
so do fiction’s characters

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Do geezers rule
at writing?

(The John Llewellyn Rhys shortlist:
those over 35
need not apply)

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Studs Terkel
& the Popular Front

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Reed Whittemore
telling it slant

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Have all the gay stories
already been told?

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In Canada,
the big chain stores
will start selling books
at
U.S. prices

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Bookstore browsing
in the
Pioneer Valley

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The National Council on
Bookstore Tourism

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Bookworm
Paradise

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The challenges
indie bookstores
are facing

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Community college
to print its own
text books

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Thirteen
new bookstores
that opened
in October

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The literary scene
in Iceland

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Harry Potter’s auntie
takes on
Samuel Beckett

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Poetry in Pacifica

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A short profile
of
Michael Collier

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Poetry at
Ohio State

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Language study is up
at American colleges
(Arabic has more than
doubled)

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Scholarship
in the digital age

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Social networking
as a part of
reporting

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Lost in the library

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Results of the
Pimp my Bookcart
contest

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Creative writing
on
Craigslist

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Fighting
libel tourism

§

Best practices in
fair use,”
cinema division

§

Against
improvisation

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Talking with
Aesop Rock

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Talking with
Jim Dine

The prints of
Jim Dine

§

On seeing Edward Hopper
through the eyes of
Alexander Nemerov

§

Violette de Mazia’s
defenders
come forth

§

Rothko sells for $34.2M,
Warhol’s “Liz” for $23.7M

&

Koons’ “Hanging Heart”
for $23.6M

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