Monday, May 19, 2008

 

Counter-Revolution of the Word:
the rightwing attack on the avant-garde

Al Filreis on teaching & touching

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Aggression:
A Conference on Poetics & Political Antagonism

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Contemporary movements in Russian poetry

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On Briggflatts

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Bill Corbett reviews seven new books

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Philly’s 24th annual
Black Writing Festival

& here

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Omar Pérez, Cuba’s Zen poet,
literally is the son of Che

Talking with Pérez

Poems, more poems, a co-translation

A Pérez bibliography (with links)

Talking with Cuban poet José Kozer

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Leslie Scalapino reading at the University of Chicago

Talking on poetics

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The defining issue of digital publishing - search

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T.S. Eliot tops Google’s hot list

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Kindle the death of print? Puh-leeze….

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“Who said print is dead?”

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Catalogs are toast

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A Daemon of self-publishing

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The new EPC page
for Tony Towle
has lots of samples of his work

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Haunted by Jerry Estrin

Vanishing Cab

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A Khrushchev promotes Nabokov

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Kent Johnson in Sarajevo

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A note on Paul Blackburn

Robert Kelly on Blackburn’s commitment to
the sound of poetry

Robert Sward & Jerry Rothenberg:
an exchange on
Blackburn

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China’s English-language lending library
is open until
2 AM

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“If I’d taken college English seriously
I’d’ve become an accountant”

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She used to hate Emily Dickinson
& still doesn’t get it

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Auggie Kleinzahler on Scroggins’ Zukofsky
(subscription required)

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The Winterling Chapbook Project

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Is Carol Ann Duffy
the first woman
vapid enough
to be
Britain’s laureate?

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The avant-garde in Taipei

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Talking with Leslie Dick & Jonathan Lethem
about Philip K. Dick (PDF)

Lethem’s “You Don’t Know Dick

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Bill Sherman on the history of poetry
(some but not all relating to Philly &/or the Post Office)

tho he seems not to know about this

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Ednafication

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Talking with Émile Beneviste

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The immortal poet of Turkmenistan

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Kurt Cobain, lyricist

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Two books by Moniza Alvi

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The dictionary without definitions

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Where it’s McGonagall ahead of Dickens

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On editing PRECIPICe

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How to rescue criticism

And how not to.

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The motor theory of language

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Geof Huth on Bob Creeley, Hayden Carruth,
lapsed nephalism & more

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Problems of haiku in German

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In praise of the AlphaSmart

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Talking with Roy Fisher

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Linh Dinh on life in Missoula

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roving dojo quote

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Talking with Peter Riley

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Isaac Rosenberg, 90 years after his death

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The librarian’s newswire

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The last general indie bookstore in the Bronx
will close in 4 to 6 weeks

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Bookstores see no recession

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Gary Hyland & Randall Maggs

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Jonathan Yardley on John Steinbeck’s enduring popularity

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Wombat, wombat, burning bright

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West Hartford’s laureate looks back at her reign

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“It will destroy Naipaul’s reputation forever”

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Nam Le’s The Boat

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The battle of the Chelsea Hotel

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Little droppings of poetic process

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Katha Pollitt on Charles Simic

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Orphan © and/or ripping off artists

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Writing students try to prevent open access to their mss.

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Jasper Johns & the poetry of the NY School

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“The art world is themeless
heading in no direction”

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Hal Foster on Richard Serra

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Who is Larry Gagosian anyway?

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Female masters

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Washington Post on Robert Rauschenberg

The Guardian obit

Remembering Rauschenberg

Barbara Rose in the Wall Street Journal

David Byrne on Rauschenberg

LA Times appreciation

“an orchestrator for a platoon of assistants”

Jed Perl, debunking Rauschenberg’s work

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A favorite in this year’s Turner shortlist?

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Bourgeois at the Pompidou

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John Perreault on Jeff Koons

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The Barnes is doomed

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The sexual politics of the Bauhaus

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Killing live art

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An architectural masterpiece
”complete with Wharton Esherick kitchen”
goes up for sale at Christie’s

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The nakba quilt
commemorates
the death of a nation

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The bachelor’s degree is obsolete

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University museum director dies in custody

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The utility of philosophy

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Terry Eagleton on anonymity

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New music on the Internet Archive

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David Byrne:
Architecture as music
(or is it vice versa?)

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Cronenberg vs. the censors

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Many links today
from the new Jacket,
excellent as always

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