Thursday, June 12, 2008

 

Conceptual Poetry Armor

Videos, audio & papers from
Conceptual Poetry & Its Others

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Retyping On the Road
to get inside
Kerouac’s head

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Rare event in NY:
Joanne Kyger reads
Sunday at
4:00 pm at BPC

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The librarian of Baghdad

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A poem by Roy Fisher

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Aaron Shurin’s King of Shadows

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Founder of the Scottish Poetry Library,
Angus Calder has died

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Readings from Ceptuetics Radio:
Rodrigo Toscano, Marie Buck, Barbara Cole, Rod Smith,
Bruce Andrews, Kenny Goldsmith, Anselm Berrigan,
Judith Goldman, Anne Tardos, Laura Elrick, more.
(maybe 9 hours of MP3s)

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Talking with Frances Sjoberg

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Videos of readings from London’s Openned series
include Maggie O’Sullivan, Charles Bernstein, Sean Bonney

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William Burroughs’ 3-CD set:
Real English Tea Made Here

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Events this week at MoCA D
(
Museum of Contemporary ArtDetroit)
include a talk by Bill Berkson Thursday PM
followed immediately by a reading
in memory of Jim Gustafson

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How we read

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“Best online language tools
for word nerds”

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7,000 poets apply
for
Abu Dhabi
”Prince of Poets” competition

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Books in Arabic & cultural isolation

Using the internet to pose choices

The Swedish Writers Union’s forthcoming congress
on literacy, digitalization & international dialog

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At Pasternak’s dacha

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A primer on langpo that thinks This
was a “NY magazine
(issues 1 & 2 were
Iowa City & Franconia, NH,
then later moved to
Oakland, SF & Oakland again)

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Kwame Dawes
on the poster girl
who was cut out of the picture

Using poetry to combat HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

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It’s like the game of telephone:
I say X, and you report it as X¹,
which then gets repeated as X²
& repeated again as X³,
which no longer
bears any resemblance to X

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Should poets lament
the decline of literature

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Is Kindle the iPod of ebooks?

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The Google Book Search Bibliography

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Encyclopedia Britannica goes Wiki

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Literary tattoos

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One decisive advantage old books
have over ebooks

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Pataphysics & negative capability

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Joan Houlihan on theories of meaning

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What I’ve always suspected:
we’re older than DiRT

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An epic purse
for scribes of verse

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Talking with Jay Parini

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The “torn poet,” Heinrich Heine

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Frank Bidart, Gabriela Juaregui
& a Vietnamese anthology from Nguyen Do & Paul
Hoover
reviewed by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

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More U.K. women
reject laureate’s post

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Berwyn Moore’s literary compost

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The writer as brand

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Talking, by email, with B.T. Shaw

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A book of poetry in English
by an Austrian-born American
published in Beirut

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Frieda Hughes: how to write

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A tribute to Tharabharathy

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Tenure-track professors
don’t have a place
in this new higher education universe”

On academic labor
(with a great comments screen)

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Paul Piccone: public intellectual

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The richest book prize in the world

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Talking with the founders of
Rose Metal Press

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Linking libraries
& the big trade publishers
ever closer together

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The internet & its discontents

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Are blogs good for books?

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Is Google making you stupid?

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The state of literary theory

Nostalgia for theory
is running high these days

Why we like the French

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The rise of fan fiction & comix culture

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One way to promote reading

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Measuring productivity in print

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How to destroy the LA Times

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Carlin Romano dissing Baudrillard

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New ways to promote books

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The future of free speech

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In Canada, hate speech laws
used to silence debate

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Dangerous Ideas
& why China objected
to the religious thinking
of atheists

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Censorship in San Mateo

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Paul Chan’s 7 Lights

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Japanese women thriving
in the Bay arts scene

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Diebenkorn’s greatness

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Mexican & Mexican-American artists
in the SF Bay Area

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Wynn Kramarsky talks to Bill Corbett

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A new home for the UC Art Museum

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Licthenstein’s “Girls”

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Judging the Barnes case

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Sometimes Joe Goode
really is Joe Great

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Tharp attacks dance

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A review of this blog

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