Monday, July 14, 2008

 

Direct by radio from Mars:
11 new poems & letters by Jack Spicer
(intro by Kevin Killian & Peter Gizzi)

here, here, here, here, here, here & here

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Barrett Watten on the Poetry of the 1970s,
the Orono conference &
the structures of history

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Reviews by Alan Davies, of
Fritz Peters’ Boyhood with Gurdjieff,
Carla Harryman’s Open Box,
Kristin Prevallet’s Shadow Evidence Intelligence,
Leslie Scalapino’s “Can’t” is “Night”
& my own The Age of Huts (compleat)

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Sameness vs. Otherness in American poetry:
Robert Archambeau does his Rodney King speech
in the face of history

Archambeau on Bad Ron vs. Good Ron

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Arundhati Roy: Slow Poet?

“The pleasure of this book
is that it’s a slow read

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Fanny Howe on Edward Dahlberg

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al purdy’s home is for sale

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Lyn Hejinian’s Saga / Circus
is about to appear

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Is Elizabeth Bishop
a Canadian poet?

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Tagore’s voice

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Egyptian star Angham
appears on Prince of Poets

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Sitting with Fire
(Tassajara fire blog)

The Henry Miller Library’s
Big Sur fire notes

Sur Fire 2008

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Flood update on Iowa museums

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Haki Madhubuti on meeting Gwendolyn Brooks

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Mike Begnal on the Selected Zukofsky

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L’affaire faux FOH

Andrew Epstein’s letter on
”Finding ‘Finding Leroi a Lawyer’”

Tony Towle’s letter

Andrew Epstein’s reply to Tony Towle

Bill Berkson’s letter

Kent Johnson’s “true account”

Further thoughts by Epstein & John Latta

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Tim Atkins on Araki in the U.K.

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Steve Dalachinsky,
jazz poet for the 21st century

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Contemporary poetry:
schizophrenia vs. aphasia

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In its first 32 issues,
Shampoo
has had 717 contributors

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Gary Sullivan on art & consumption

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Aeons Swish in Eden’s Sway

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Talking with Boston poet laureate, Sam Cornish

In Kingston, Ontario, a push for a laureate

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Joe Hutchison
takes exception to my note
of last Saturday

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Marjorie Perloff on
the clichés of Auggie Kleinzahler

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Vincent Ferrini’s last works

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Literary Tats, I kid you not

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Geoffrey Gatza reading on the rooftop
(with video)

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The MFA weblog
announces the forthcoming
program at UCSD

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A South African blog
with a sharp focus
on William Carlos Williams

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Preparing for a poetry fest
in Jerusalem

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How is the net changing style?

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David Orr on poetry & politics

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Karen Houle’s During

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A critical biography of Ruth Pitter

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Copyediting jobs are the latest
to be outsourced to
India

Good riddance

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In the culture wars,
do facts matter?

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An article on poetry & cities
that’s reasonably fact free

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National Review reporter
attends poetry reading

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Pinsky on Milosz

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Timothy Kelly’s The Extemities

Not to be confused with
Rae Armantrout’s classic collection

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Alan Wearne
on the cultural scene
in
Sydney

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Edward Byrnes lists his blog’s
12 most popular reviews

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Robert Glück:
I Boombox

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Scroll down here
to read about
the pigeon poetry championship
in
Canberra

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Rochester subtexts

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A profile of Guyanese novelist
Edgar Austen Mittelholzer
(& part 2)

Before Naipul & Walcott
there was Mittelholzer

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A three-hour video conversation with Katha Pollitt

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excruciating stuff

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Funny dude: Salman Rushdie

Best of the Bookers

The key: literary tourism

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Shakespeare first folio recovered

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Eleanor Wilner on Howard Nemerov

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Most-loathed books

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Farewell to lit crit

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“the greatest American novel … about marriage

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Marjorie Perloff on Guy Davenport

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Keeping literature alive in Baghdad

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Graywolf’s New European Poets

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Logger poets

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Blurbs for sale!?!

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John Donlan & Louise Bernice Halfe

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In Australia, a battle of
books & borders

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Homer is where the heart is

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The girl with colitis goes by

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critics resent poets who are understandable

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Jack Gilbert’s “After Love”

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Talking with Tom Daley

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Talking, for 3 hours, with Alice Walker

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A good report on
the Warwick Writers’ Circle

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Chick Lit cover trend: headless women

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the short and brutal careers
in the humanities today

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Jacob Bennett on low-residency MFAs

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Life after death
at Antioch?

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Are books on the brink?

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Today’s death-of-a-bookstore piece
is more like suspended animation

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Can newspapers survive?

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The book business bible on Spring Garden Street

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de Chirico and poetry

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Leah Garchik, Paule Anglim & Michael McClure on Bruce Conner

Kenneth Baker on Conner’s work & wit

LA Times obit for Bruce Conner

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Dutch cartoonist arrested
for “offensive” work
(may require sub)

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Music has its own
School of Quietude

And it’s just as off-key

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If they use your music for torture,
do they owe you a fee?

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George Lewis: Improvised Music after 1950 (PDF)

George Lewis’ history of the AACM

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Die Soldaten in Boston

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In Chicago, the blues is dying

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Words & bridges

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Richard Brody’s Godard bio:
Everything is Cinema

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Žižek’s ‘68

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The “long tail” debate

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