Thursday, June 05, 2008

 

Aggression:
the conference blog
(many, many presentations & readings)

“Oh my god, it was like the best conference ever

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John Ashbery & Robin Blaser
win the Griffin Prize

What inspired the finalists?

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They all write alike

young emerging writers…don’t get a lot of exposure or coverage”

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Talking with Ish Klein

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A reading of Legend:
Andrews, Bernstein, DiPalma, Silliman

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The “patriarchs of flarf

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Lora Moriarty on “Women of the 70s

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Blazing tongues at Calabash

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Poets’ Theatre

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Poetry Question Stumps McCain

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Michael McClure on the influence
of the Six Gallery reading
today

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Susan Howe’s Souls of the Labadie Tract

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Saving American languages

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Yusef Juma, Uzbeki poet & political prisoner

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A tribute to Ed Baker

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Roberto Bolaño:
The
Caracas Speech

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Henny Youngman with a Powerpoint:
Charles Bernstein at the
Conceptual Poetry Symposium (PPT)

Charles Alexander’s report on the Symposium

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Belinda Subraman’s
podcasts with poets

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Uncle Milty at 400

& compared with Shakespeare

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Trying not to disturb Willie’s bones

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Close-reading (aloud)
Jerry Rothenberg’s “Paradise of Poets”

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Hanif Kureishi:
creative writing departments are
the new mental hospitals

Plus reviving liberal humanism

Martín Espada confesses

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obscure figures like Lew Welch

The Poetry Bookshop of Hay-on-Wye

The literary festival from hell

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A wonderful profile of Jonathan Williams

Williams the photographer

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Robert Creeley & Twitter

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The Jane Austen Hair Club

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The Pound Error

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Hemingway, the poet

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Derek Walcott doing the dozens
on V.S. Naipaul

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The “Indian Shakespeare

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Emily Dickinson after 9/11

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David McFadden on why he hates prizes

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Frank Wilson retires
as book review editor of the Inky
& this is the thanks he gets (PDF)

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Ten years of editing a book review section

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Have e-books reached the tipping point?

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On-demand books fuel the increase
in overall titles

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A computer model of how
the brain makes meaning

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Talking with Eva Salzman

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Remembering Jason Shinder

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Shann Palmer pulls together links
in memory of George Garrett

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Talking with Gore Vidal

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A “new” Nabokov story from 1924

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Amy King’s Kiss Me with the Mouth of Your Country

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Check out IndieBound

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Jay Parini on Edwin Muir

The Parini Punishment

Parini: why poetry matters

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The “lyrical correlative”:
talking with Katie Ford

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Luis Omar Salinas has died

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Elaine Feinstein’s Russia

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American war poetry

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William Stafford, false witness

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A profile of Gulzar

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Hearing Kerouac read

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The book collection that devoured my life

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The virtual bookshelf

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The bookstore with a secret address

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Dickens’ desk

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Underground poet’s post at minimum wage?

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Major Jackson on poets & their birthdays

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Michael Cirelli’s Lobster with Ol’ Dirty Bastard

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Siri Hustvedt’s The Sorrows of an American

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Ron Padgett among some quietists
coming to
Pittsburgh

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Talking collaboration with
Leah Browning & Ira Joel Haber

Under Construction” (PDF)

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A bibliography for famous Seamus

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Bill Knott pleads of FSG to
”Let my poems go!”

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What is a “failed poet”?

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“I read poetry about as often –
and with about as much enthusiasm –
as I jab sharp sticks into my eyes

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Poetry: read it when you’re drunk

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Calling Mary Jo Salter

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The threat of reader-supplied content

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Looking for change at BEA

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The price of free art

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Microsoft’s exit
won’t slow book digitization

Libraries ponder the future

Research libraries opting for e-books

What else they spend money on
(registration may be required)

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Amazon bulking up
on e-book stock

& on Kindle

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The Digitalist:
Macmillan’s blog on all things e-

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Bye-bye backlist

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All Things Considered on Indiana’s attempt to
kill all bookstores

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Talking with David Foster Wallace
about his book on John McCain
(may require subscription)

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It’s not easy being green

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Which way the memoir?

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A profile of Wendy Cope

I don’t want to be laureate

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What about Clive James?

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A novel of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Saginaw celebrates Roethke

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The Enchantress of Florence

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Talking with Timothy Gager

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Ethnographic titillation

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Mick Imlah’s The Lost Leader

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The importance of blurbs

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In the U.K. authors puke on the idea
of “age ranges” for kids’ books

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History found in poems

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Boswell’s Johnson

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Talking with Roger Lloyd Pack

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Poet & painter in Luminous Mud

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Restoring the farm of
Byron Herbert Reece

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Edward Hirsch’s Special Orders

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Talking with Andrew Motion

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Plumly’s Keats

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The John Stuart Mill of Brazil

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Will blogging replace newspapers?

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But blogging is good for you

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Adorno, genius & nationalism

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How to control randomness

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Why economists should not rule the world

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The actor is a poet

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Remembering U. Utah Phillips

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Talking with Ravi Shankar (MP3)

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Trying to parody John Cage

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The Soloist

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Talking with Billy Bragg

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Close-reading Amy Winehouse

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Two artists of the Harlem Renaissance

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A room in yellow light

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Defending Bill Henson

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Nan Goldin at the Tate Modern

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The problem with art criticism

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Twombly vs. Banksy

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Street art at the Tate sans Banksy

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The fate of the Barnes

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Armed guards for Hirst’s lamb

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“the greatest painter you never heard of”

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Alton Kelly, a founder of the Family Dog,
has passed away

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Commercials by Errol Morris

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