Thursday, January 17, 2008

 

Bill Corbett
on
Phil Whalen

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12 or 20 Questions
is a great new interview site
from rob mclennan

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Boston Globe obit of Vincent Ferrini

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Every candidate for this year’s
National Book Critics’ Circle poetry award
published with a small or independent press!

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The new NEA creative writing fellowship guidelines
have been released

As always, the real question will be
who controls the screening process?

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Next-gen ebooks
will come with sound

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Coming in May to Tucson,
a symposium on
Conceptual Poetry and its Others

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Hone Tuwhare has passed away

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John O’Donohue is dead

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Angel Gonzalez has died

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25 years after Grzegorz Przemyk was beaten to death
at the age of 19 by the Polish Militia,
his poetry appears in book form

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Eliot Weinberger on the Book of Psalms

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Reginald Shepherd on translation

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Prevalence of the F word
in Chinese commercial translations

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Translating lit for the cops

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Damn the blasphemy laws!

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Coming to New Haven in March:
Poetry, Art and the Book!

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Daisy Fried is crabby

But not compared to Stanley Fish!

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A profile of Poetic Speed
(that’s a person)

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The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945
manages not to include Bunting,
Raworth, Prynne, Fisher . . .

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Celebrating Allama Iqbal

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I, Anonymous

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Designer poetry

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Profiling Nikos Engonopoulos

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One of the books on Major Jackson’s wish list
is his own

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Reading Shelley literally

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Rigoberto González on Jenny Browne

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The plagiarized bodice

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Dave Wood’s book report
rambles a little

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Longing for correspondence

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And the T.S. Eliot Prize goes to…
Sean O’Brien

This make O’Brien
the most celebrated poet in all of England

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Sam Gardiner’s Night Ships

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Trumpeting Adam Kirsch

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Frosty the prose man

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The natural landscapes of urban dwellers

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Unerasing Scotland

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Mark Jarman’s prose poems

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Workshopping with Jean Sprackland

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The letters are falling!
in this year’s National Poetry Month campaign

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This year’s Caldecott Medal goes to . . .
a 544-page novel!

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Self-published novel makes$2,000,000

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In the UK, library use is down 34% in the past decade
& 40 libraries have closed in the past 12 months

College libraries are merging with information technology organizations

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The ten best bookstores in the world

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This week’s death-of-a-bookstore
piece comes from Palm Springs

Against this whole damn genre

Not to mention the fake bookseller

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Not that you need to read

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Guild program getting authors back into print

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© the Pyramids?

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To die in Boston

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Talking with Todd London

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Sasha Frere-Jones
on the balkanized ear

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The Met rediscovers Africa

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Peter Schjeldahl
on Freud’s flesh

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Airport as censor

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Banksy wall sells for $400K

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Rents taking toll on Chelsea galleries

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Memories of Weimar
by Eric Hobsbawm

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Morals with Steven Pinker

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Thinking with your body

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Nixon handicaps the candidates

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Talking with Lewis Hyde

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A question re the New American poetry:
whatever became of Edward Marshall?

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