Monday, August 11, 2008

 

A “state funeral” for
Mahmoud Darwish
 in the
West Bank Tuesday

Poet of the resistance

Palestinians mourn national poet

Jerusalem Post:
Should Darwish be taught in Israeli schools?
(see the article on
Guyana below)

Darwish article in Al-Ahram Weekly

New York Times obit

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51 years after publication,
Mad Men hype provokes a run on
O’Hara’s Meditations in an Emergency

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Kristin Prevallet’s I, Afterlife

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George Oppen & the value
of a well-edited Collected

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Hearing Creeley read

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Talking with Michelle Naka Pierce

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Stephen Burt on Juan Felipe Herrera

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“I have seen the future…
and it is Hermitage Books

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Remembering Al Purdy

“I remember Al Purdy

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Gina Myers on Justin Sirois

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Is poetry a technology?

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Defining fine press categories

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August 8, 1876 –
the start of the mimeo revolution

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Kindle sales reach 240,000

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Spoonbill & Sugartown

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From slams to marriage

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Ten things to do
at the 2008 National Poetry Slam

Day one of the National Slam

The Wednesday night competition

Another perspective

The Thursday night quarter finals

Plus the Nerd Slam

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Poetry slam in 2012 Olympics?

Slams across the border

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An actual poetry-in-the-Olympics story!

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Brent Cunningham in Publisher’s Weekly:
why small press publishing
is like baseball

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Talking with Sun Yung Shin

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Wordle does Hejinian

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John Ashbery on Elizabeth Bishop (MP3)

Ashbery reading from Chinese Whispers (MP3)

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Picking winners” & the “true avant-garde”

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Kazem Al Saher
to perform on
Prince of Poets

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Ten propositions on flarf

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A survey on purchasing poetry

Geof Huth’s answers

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A profile of Fady Joudah

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A Kurdish bestseller
about poetry

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Celebrating Jonathan Williams

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Tarpaulin Sky

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Publishing & literary culture
in the shadow of
The Birds’ Nest

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In India,
a pol publishes a book
of poems written
on his cellphone

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I thought language poetry was…”
(scroll down)

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When cowboys come to Prescott

Marge Tucker, cowboy poet

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Solzhenitsyn obits & articles:
The Stratfor intelligence group
Philadelphia Inquirer
Wall Street Journal
New York Times
NY Times
again
The Guardian
LA Times
Reuters
Pravda
BBC
NPR

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As entertaining as C-SPAN2 ever gets

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Pratilipi

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Ted Greenwald at the EPC

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Some Iowa City press releases
never change

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One topic on which
Reginald Shepherd & I
agree 100%

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A year of reading alphabetically

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Voices & Visions

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Where to sit
when writing poetry or prose

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A response to a reading by
Michael Cross & Rob Halpern

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Los Angeles, Detroit &
critical regionalism
within PoMo theory

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Ray Bradbury:
Long Beach is at war
with books

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Dodie Bellamy’s
bedtime reading

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Doris Lessing’s parents

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A report on the Pigeon Poetry Cup
with a great photo

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Amazon has agreed to buy Abebooks.com

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Talking of Dickinson & Higginson
with Brenda Wineapple

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The King’s English

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A profile of Susanne Dubroff

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The LA Times is backfilling
some old literary pieces online,
including this assessment of Charles Bukowski
by Aram Saroyan

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Ron Slate on Warren Woessner

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Heidi Williamson,
poet-in-residence
at the
London Science Museum

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Stanley Plumly’s Posthumous Keats

First Chapter

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Reading Philip Larkin in Pakistan

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Mick Imlah, master of verse

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The “real” tree

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The future of Hebrew

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Zilka Joseph between two worlds

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Tagore in the rain

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On the Road – a radio tribute
(available until 8/15)

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Getting Guyana’s national poet
into the schools

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Pentti Saarikoski’s The Edge of Europe

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The francophone poetry
of the
Indian Ocean

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New writing in South Africa

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A novel too dangerous to publish?

Random House thinks so

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The impact of the market on
(mostly) School of Quietude
recording archives

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James Tate reading (MP3)

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The art scene in Taos

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“100 Near Perfect Books of Poetry”

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Poetry invites introspection

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Mary Karr on Robert Hayden

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Saving the library
in Timbuktu

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Save our bookstore

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A profile of the Book Barn
(one of 3 indies
still in my neck of the woods)

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Non-virtual book buying

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One way to boost book revenues

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Floods in Montpelier
hit a bookstore

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Why McNally works

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Allegories of disablement

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Finnish PEN
protests Russian censorship

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Longing for Ye Olde New Criticism

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Who framed George Lakoff?

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More on Orwell’s diaries online

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Kayoko Hashimoto & Ban’ya Natsuishi

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Pearse Hutchinson’s At Least for Awhile

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Poet, goaltender, nut bar

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Talking with Gulzar

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What role for the Prime Minister in
the Prime Minister’s Awards
in Australia?

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Gift poetry & music
in Zimbabwe

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Good bad
but not evil”

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Binding Charles Alexander (MP4)

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This is your brain
on Shakespeare

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Larry Lessig:
When art becomes crime

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Is the BBC
killing the writing?

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French publishing
looks forward to
a gloomy fall

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Film, translation, subtitles & dubs

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Paul Lansky unplugs

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Anthony Braxton:
Trans-idiomatic model building

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Music theory
in the academy vs.
music theory
in music

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David Byrne’s bike racks

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A critic on the receiving end

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“What I call a sound

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The Embassy of Anaphoria

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The dancing death

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Jazz & social relations

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Don’t blame the newspapers!

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Andy Warhol & Gertrude Stein

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The dean of Indian painting
takes up poetry

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Visual culture’s number 1 subject

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Eye-detic

Jim Murdoch on poetry & art
(part 1) (part 2)

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Who was Francis Bacon?

Damien Hirst on “dirty painters
who wrestle with the dark stuff”

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Quantification & art history

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Shades of John Ashcroft!

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When the judge quits over the art

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Jackson Pollock & the Iowa City flood

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Tagging Keith Haring

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Anthropology – “’postmodern’ cesspool”

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Boredom as cultural resistance

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In praise of elitism
(a tale of Vegas & Chicago)

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How theory “damaged” the humanities

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The insect museum

But the East Bay Vivarium
is still my favorite store
for browsing!

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Farewell to Tony Russo

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