Monday, December 10, 2007

 

Photo by Leslie Poirier

In The Nation,
Joshua Clover
on Rod Smith

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Doris Lessing’s
Nobel Prize acceptance speech

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Barbara Henning
on
Brenda Coultas

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Film’s relationship
to literature

Barrett Watten
on
I’m Not There

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A haven for writers
in the Ivy League

Some local reaction

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Susan Bee & Jerry Rothenberg:
The Burning Babe (PDF)

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On the Road
on the bus

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Relational poetics

Plus a replica
of Ketjak

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I’m out, but Philly is in
& Reginald Shepherd’s blog
is both in & out
in Major Jackson’s
Poetry blog

(my favorite –
Gertrude Stein is out
Gertrude Schnackenberg is in
– pretty much says it all)

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Individual
National Book Critics Circle
recommendations:

Daisy Fried

Robert Pinsky

Scott Esposito

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Eric Banks

Phil Keoghan

David Ulin

Kevin Prufer

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Nine months suspended sentence
for “terror poetry” in the
U.K.

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Turkish publisher on trial
for “insulting
Turkey

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Ghulam Farid
& the idea that poetry
”teaches spiritual democracy”

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What winning the Nobel has meant
for Orhan Pamuk

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Worth attending in NYC
December 11,
The Medead
by Fiona Templeton

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Worth noting in NYC
December 19,
Shab-e She’r Poetry Night
at the Bowery Poetry Club

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Tony Tost’s
Complex Sleep

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Charles Simic
on his own poetry

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In The New York Times,
David Orr
on Michael O’Brien

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A striking
Battlestar Gallactica
writer

starts a blog

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A good place
to meet writers
in
L.A.
is on the picket line

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The “godmother
of Canadian slam”

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Ivan Blatný’s
Drug of Art

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Paperspine:
Netflix for books?

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The limits of Kindle

Cynthia Ozick &
Sam Lipsyte

consider Amazon’s ebook

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Finding the measure

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The U.S. boom
in Spanish-language books

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Life, death, art
on the border

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The Butterfly’s Burden
by Mahmoud Darwish

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Bukowski
in
Tehran

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Reading
Forugh Farrokhzad

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Alan Brownjohn
reviews 4 books
in 5 paragraphs

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Theodore Roethke
as a poet for children

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Postmodern Bourgeois
Poetaster Blues

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Is policy killing poetry
in the U.K.?

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Publishers
to kiss up
to critics

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Terry Teachout,
deeply confused
by the
two modernisms

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Of two marriages:
Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore,
Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas

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Knowing
what not to read

And what to read twice

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Shakespeare on the brain

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Beyond celebrity poetry
with Ethan Coen

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Considering
Daniil Kharms

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Vu Cao
& Pham Tien Duat

have died

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The Brits & science fiction

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“Like being in the presence
of a couple of great
surrealists….”

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Not liking Denis Johnson

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Wendy Cope
wants to be
the RIAA
of bad poets

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George Bacovia’s house

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Talking with Kirsten Dierking

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An echo
of Olson’s plaint
in Northumbria

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This week’s
death-of-a-bookstore piece
comes from
Washington, DC

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Bookstore readings
flourish in Marin

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Unable to prevent
the implosion
of a
Berkeley institution,
Cody’s Andy Ross
finally quits

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A gift of books

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A life of poetry
in
Central Indiana

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Trethewey to receive
honorary doctorate

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False starts and fragments

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If reading
were the same
as writing

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The Cracker Poemer

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In praise of bathos

Larkin’s “The Explosion

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African fractals

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All about SoHo’s
New Museum

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Paul Brach has died

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The “real” Richard Prince

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Art skateboards
at Printed Matter

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India’s booming
art market

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Paul McCarthy’s
latest sculpture

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Art Basel Miami Beach:
Fashion as high art

Design Miami 07 Catalog (PDF)

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Santa’s Ghetto

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Godard stole to make films

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New work from
Margie Jenkins

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Talking with
Radiohead

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A profile of Peter Gay

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Where blogging really counts

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