Sunday, April 13, 2008

 

PBS does Walt Whitman

Ending “poetry-lite
(and using Billy Collins to do so)

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Today is the day
for Tayari Jones’
Dunbar Village Fundraiser
on eBay
with “items” from Jones, Sarah Schulman,
George Saunders, D. Nurske, Natasha Trethewey
Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, Carleen Brice & more

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A great interview:
Stacy Szymaszek talking with Sina Queyras

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How to trivialize women’s poetry

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The Washington Post obit of Jonathan Williams

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MP3s of Philadelphia’s Oppen Centennial Celebration
are now online

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Celebrating Siv Cedering

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The Hank Lazer contest

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Cutting and “creative writing”

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The sexual politics of
The New York Times Book Review

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An obit for Andrew Crozier

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Jordan Davis on Michael Morse

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The Griffin Poetry Prize shortlists
are full of good poets

But old ones

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Sridala Swami
on conceptual poetry in
India

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Flarf, like Soylent Green,
is people”

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Turkey’s only journal
dedicated to vispo

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You can interview Allen Fisher

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Daisy Fried on Joe Torra

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Sentences in experimental fiction

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Find the gals at the Chicago Poetry Symposium

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One Young wins the Fred Cody award,
two others are nominated for poetrty

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Talking with Bob Hass

Talking with Philip Schultz

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MP3s of the “lost lectures” of Jorge Luis Borges (in English!)

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Seeing Bunting in Adam Fould’s The Broken World

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The poetry of Heather Thomas & Doug Arnold

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Joanna Scott on Donald Barthelme

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W.D. Snodgrass on confessional poetry

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Talking with Valerie Martínez

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Dan Beachy-Quick on Philip Jenks

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Poetry & emotion

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de Beauvoir in love

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The $300,000 word

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Some bumps in the death of the hardback

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The end is nigh at Rapture

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The scene in Madison

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April 17th is
Poem in Your Pocket Day

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The worldwide Shakespeare marathon

“more about fantasies than the real world”

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Queen’s Poet wins competition

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Reviews of Nate Mackey, Hilton Obenzinger & Louis Masur

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Two Welsh poets,
one the daughter of Dylan Thomas

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The International Dictionary of Neologisms

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Poetry is not dead
tho you might not know it from this

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Everything you ever needed to know about
poetry at Knopf

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Jerry Rothenberg picks Clayton Eshleman for translation award

Rothenberg’s Triptych

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Grace Paley’s posthumous poems

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Ballard’s memoir

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On the journal Sixty-six

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The “SLO (every pun intended) poet laureate” speaks

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East of the asterisk

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Oni Buchanan & kinetic poetry

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2000 attend Mailer’s memorial

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The authorized biography of a not-nice guy

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A profile of Grace Maycock

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One shoe I’ve been waiting to hear drop

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a difference in tone

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A profile of Marilyn Lerch

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Kyle Schlesinger’s “good ol’ days”

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Madison’s poet laureate sets an agenda

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In Duluth, a laureate looks back

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Talking with Kevin Stein

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Talking with Ted Kooser

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Talking with Elise Partridge

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Nicanor Parra’s antipoetics

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Mark Bauerlein on the history of deconstruction in the U.S.

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Dyslexia impacts the brain
differently for different languages

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On symmetry

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The future of book nostalgia

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Spam gets literary

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Are we sure we need a tour
of Bukowski’s L.A.

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Ahsan Saleem, an impressionist poet in Urdu

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A profile of Mark Strand

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Talking with Tobias Wolff

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An evening of Quietude
for one of its favorite novelists

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The future of newspapers

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Against tenure

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Salman Rushdie on Islam

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Adam Kirsch’s Adorno

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Selling Sonnabend

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The physical problems of
contemporary public art

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The galleries of Vegas

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Schjeldahl’s Murakami

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Eugenia Butler has died

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Roger Ebert leaves TV

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Al Gore’s new slide show

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