Tuesday, November 18, 2008

 

Russian avant-garde books digitized

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Bob Holman & Pappa Susso on the Griot Trail

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Translating procedural poetry

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Erik Davis on the new Jack Spicer collected

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Close reading aloud
Ezra Pound

Texas gets papers from the
Ezuversity

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Downloadable archives of the
Joe Milford Poetry Show

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Minnie Bruce Pratt
in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry
(PDF)

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Didi Menendez’ new blog
shows a better way
to present PDF online

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Jonathan Lethem’sLostronaut

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A film of John Giorno reading
that runs 10 hours & 6 minutes

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Jonathan Lethem on Roberto Bolaño’s 2666

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Close reading Aaron Belz

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Peter Cole:
”Things on Which I’ve Stumbled”

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Political poetry is back”

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Is anyone blogging
the Modernist Studies Association conference
in
Nashville (hint hint)?

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1956 recording of Gary Snyder found

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Two dozen full-length readings,
talks & discussions by
John Ashbery

Reading “The System,”
Ashbery’s most important poem

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Poetry & the “long haul

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Michael Dirda on Paul Auster

Talking with Auster

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Farid Adil Mansuri,
Gujurati poet exiled in
New Jersey,
has died

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James Merrill, poet of excess

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Reading Rae Armantrout
in Joe Brainard’s pyjamas

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A report of Rae Armantrout at the Folger
by someone who wasn’t there

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Philadelphia,
where the free library was invented
by Ben Franklin,
threatens to shut 11

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In Charlotte, indie bookstores struggle,
used bookstores fare better

A used bookshop in the mall

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I never metadata I didn’t like

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Welsh poet sets off
a tiff with the wing nuts

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Michiko Kakutani on Burroghs & Kerouac

The book Kerouac co-wrote
13 years before On the Road

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Talking with Emma Trelles

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David Orr on the letters of Ted Hughes

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Boston tries to usurp Poe

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Zadie Smith: realism or not?

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Translating Creeley into Spanish
(with a seriously out-of-date bio note)
(PDF)

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The Joyce of Ing Glitch

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Jordan Davis on
Yusef Komunyakaa’s Warhorses

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War poetry by Isaac Rosenberg

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Jake Adam York’s A Murmuration of Starlings

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Talking with Renee Burton

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Alexandr Solzhenitsyn & Edward Said

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Mary Karr on Bly’s Kabir

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The function of place
in teaching English

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A bookstore organized by geography

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Whitman & his brothers at war

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Jeanette Winterson on T.S. Eliot

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Wittgenstein & biography

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Slam narratives

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Poetry vs. science

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In Taipei, a poetry festival

English-language work at the festival

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T.C. Boyle: advice to young writers

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Do book prizes discriminate against women?

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Toni Morrison’s A Mercy

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Atiq Rahimi wins the Goncourt

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Man Booker Prize or not,
The White Tiger is a dud

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The five-foot bookcase

More on Mortimer’s folly

& more still
(Are we anxious yet?)

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Maurya Simon has a poem read
by Garrison Keillor

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Chaucer for dummies

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Carol Muske-Dukes
is California’s new poet laureate

In San Luis Obispo County,
James Cushing is named

In Wisconsin,
Marilyn Taylor appointed to the post

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Living with Roald Dahl

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Kafka on the day job

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NPR coverage of the Miami Book Fair

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Neil Gaiman:
the “most famous” unknown author

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Camilla Paglia
on how she produced
Break, Blow, Burn

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Robert Kenney overcomes his introduction

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Rosetta Reitz has passed away

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George Lewis on new music & the academy

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Lost Beatles epic
or Paul wanking off

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A director is fired
for supporting the Calif. Hate Amendment

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Vispo in the Mad Hatters Review

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Graphic Novel Reporter starts now

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A.S. Maulucci on the eidetic

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Gehry’s new spin
on his hometown museum

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Schwabsky: the art world explained

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What is art for?

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Why a downturn in the art market matters

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A gallery tour by Charles Bernstein

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Oranges & sardines at UCLA

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Talking with Vivienne Westwood

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When is advertising sexist?

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Editing the New York Times

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The Chicago Tribune lays off John Crewdson,
whom I’ve known since elementary school

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Outsourcing TV news anchors

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A 15th-century scroll
with a serious vispo sensibility

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Hitler’s library

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A do-it-yourself library
for women in
Tehran

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Barack Obama on libraries

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Talking with Joan Halifax

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I, Susan Pollack, to Gloucester

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Does genius exist?

Does Malcolm Gladwell?

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Do public intellectuals still exist?

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Remembering John Leonard

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Why you suck as a teacher
(or maybe don’t)

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Žižek’s Obama

& James Wood’s

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The wild wordsmith of Wasilla

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A love letter to Fox News

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