Monday, September 22, 2008

 

50 days of poetry & politics
up to & including
Muriel Rukeyser’s FBI file (PDF)

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Joan Retallack & Juliana Spahr’s
 Poetry and Pedagogy:
The Challenge of the Contemporary

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U.C. Press has made
Ketjak
available in PDF format

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Talking with Barry McKinnon

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Thomas Wiloch has died

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Can Harry Potter save the Labor Party?

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Bob Perelman:
Poetry & Discipline

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Reginald Shepherd
& the art of the poetry blog

A long remembrance
of Reginald Shepherd

Joan Houlihan:
Genius Doesn’t Die

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Christina Davis
moves from Poets House
to the Poetry Room
at Harvard’s Lamont Library

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Talking with Naomi Shihab Nye

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Next Thursday,
flarf comes to Minneapolis

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The Letters of Allen Ginsberg

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The mystery of Kay Ryan

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David Foster Wallace’s
Kenyon College address

LA Times appreciation of
David Foster Wallace

The Chicago Tribune

The Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Guardian

Newsweek

New Yorker

The Telegraph

Village Voice

Washington Post

Jon Carroll

Ed Champion

Joshua Ferris

Mary Karr

Scott McLemee

Christopher Taylor

David Foster Wallace’s
Good People

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Remembering Ahmad Faraz

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Whose dreams emerge
in Darwish’s poems?

Cinemas hold events
to memorialize
Mahmoud Darwish

Darwish waited 3 months
to come to the
U.S.
for surgery

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Geof Huth continues
his reading of
The Alphabet
with “
Garfield

Geof Huth’s reading of “Hidden”
mimics its form

ReadingInk

Looking for the soul of “Jones

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Unburying Lorca

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Jen Currin & Meredith Quartermain

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The poetry of Osama bin Laden

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New York Art Book Fair
Oct. 25 – 26

NY Artists’ Book Conference
Oct. 23 – 26

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The copy of
Meditations in an Emergency
used in Mad Men
sure doesn’t look like the one
I used to own

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Carmine Starnino:
not an “enfant” & not “terrible”

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A Norton anthology
for the rest of the world

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11 years dead,
Tran Dan
receives a life achievement award

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Remebering Kenji Miyazawa
75 years after his death

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New American Writing, no. 26

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Reading report:
Anselm Berrigan & D.S. Marriott

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A reading in Wuhan

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George Bernard Shaw’s typewriter
is for sale

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Houston bookstores & hurricane Ike

College bookstores get hit as well

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Jerry Rothenberg’s
”12 essential books”
for Peter Davis’
The Poets Bookshelf, vol. II

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Donald Hall at 80

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Writing vs. Teaching

Does teaching writing
do more harm than good?

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Morgan dropped from Scots exam

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Lifting Belly’s Anglo focus

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Guerrilla Poetics

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How to find a good pen name

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The best poets read widely

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Louis McKee’s Still Life

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“How I can be more like Robert Creeley

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Sharon Mesmer’s The Virgin Formica

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Why write in the “colonial language”?

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The Rushdie effect

Salman Rushdie &
the culture of the hijra

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5 ways to create
a more productive workspace

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75 books every MAN should read
(a testosterone-poisoned view
of great books)

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Ten books NOT to read
before you die

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How The Times has viewed Ulysses
o’er the years

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The fiscal perils of
Mark Twain’s house

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Poetry & politics mix in Angola

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Talking with Sayed Hegab

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Frieda Hughes on John Betjeman

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Peter Klappert’s Circular Stairs, Distress in the Mirrors

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Talking with Trevor Reeves

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Young writers compete
for the Dylan Thomas Prize,
worth $120K

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The value of editors

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Paul Auster in the dark

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David Wagoner loses his way

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Ugandan poet Kiguli to read in Berlin

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4 unpublished poems by Shahriar
given to library in
Tabriz

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The most successful writer alive
ain’t J.K. Rowling

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I didn’t know about
The Boog City Festival
till it was too late

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the madrigals…were more experimental

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The role of the islands
in Irish lit

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Poems of, but not by,
Georg Trakl

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Katrina haunts
Katie Ford’s new book

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Poetry roundup from Publishers Weekly

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Steven Schroeder’s
calendar
of when presses are open
to read your work
has the potential
to turn into
another
Selby’s List

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Online poetry zines

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some obvious booby

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A biography of Leonard Cohen

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Simon Armitage’s latest book

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Four books from Finishing Line Press

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Gloomy Samuel Johnson

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In San Francisco,
Poets 11

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Poetry Northwest’s
Week of the Odes

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No thanks for the recycled fish

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Typography for lawyers

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Computers are beginning
to understand

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The Poetry Library of London

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It’s the end of the (book) world as we know it

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Living off reprints

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The eros of the book itself

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Can intelligent literature survive
the digital age?

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But online literacy is a lesser kind

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The man they call Slow Motion

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Talking with Fred Andrle

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Talking with Richard Wilbur

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Japanese epic retold in English

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Iran’s National Day of Poetry

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Selling Quebec’s history

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an ambitious poet

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Mike Kelleher talks with Joe Milford
on the Jane Crown Radio Show

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The spineless world of hardback publishers

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One consequence of the market crash
may be fewer teaching jobs
as older faculty
delay their retirements

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The worst academic careers

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Antimetabole,
this campaign’s top rhetorical device (MP3)

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U.K.’s Poetry Archive
starts to get traction

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Vaclev Havel’s return to theater

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Philly’s Fringe
in a wordle

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DVDs are not dead (yet)

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Jonathan Lethem reviews The Dark Knight

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The death spiral of the sitcom

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Hirst breaks art auction record

Hirst’s auction
does not demean arts world

But his unsold works
are quite a few

William Holman Hunt,
Hirst’s 19th century predecessor

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Wither public art in DC?
(not a typo)

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Painting over Sol Lewitt

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Morandi’s still-lifes

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The art detective retires (sort of)

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Who owns antiquity?

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Julian Schnabel & Placido Domingo

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Over 100 concerts & art exhibitions
over just five days
to mark the grand opening of
Kings Place
in
London

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Mauricio Kagel is dead

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Bankrupt composer
loses rights to his music

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How Sonny Rollins beat heroin

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Is music still a product?

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The Rest is Noise

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Two silences

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An alphabet of housing

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From the town with trolleys, cable cars &
(once upon a time) Ken Kesey’s Further
now comes the CultureBus

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Christopher Hitchens on Bernard-Henri Lévy

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Culture wars, anthropology & the “Palin effect

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The new Russian history

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Benoit Mandlebrot:
How fractals explain
what’s wrong with Wall Street

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The limits of statistics

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Make it new

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Is Sarah Palin qualified
to be VP?

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McCain picked
the wrong Palin!

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Close reading

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