Tuesday, December 23, 2008

 

Eileen Tabios reads
Susan M. Schultz’
Dementia Blog

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The perfect inaugural poet

A supporting view

Plus a profile of Elizabeth Alexander

An open letter to Alexander

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Seal Press tribute to Emma Bee Bernstein

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Samantha Giles
named executive director of
Small Press Traffic

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A “locals” reading at the MLA
at the famed Hotel Utah

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Matthew Henriksen:
”The Poetry of Anywhere”

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Rachel Blau DuPlessis’ Torques:
Drafts 58 – 76

DuPlessis & Watten: PhillyTalks 13
(including an early peak at The Grand Piano)

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Adrian Mitchell has died

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An End-of-Capitalism sale at SPD
Shocking savings! Great books!

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Brian Kim Stefans
on
language as gameplay

Manifesto for video game designers

Are video games art?

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Mónica de la Torre & Kim Rosenfield

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Barbara Henning reads John Godfrey

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Poetry Foundation’s list of
Best Books of 2008
has some surprising names

St. Louis Dispatch’s
”Best Poetry 2008”
also includes Jack Spicer
thanks to Aaron Belz

Kleinzahler & Russian poetry
make SF Chron’s best list
(tho Ferlinghetti’s
Coney Island of the Mind
makes it as nonfiction)

The fastest selling title of 2008

Book jacket designs of the year

Best PR
(music division)

10 best headlines from The Onion

Year-end lists all suck!

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Listening to Louis

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Listening (and & looking)
with K. Silem Mohammad

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Poetry: the year in review

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Who knows why books matter?

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A farewell to canons

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Harvard redefines English

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Seth Abramson
on the childlike nature of Quietists

& trying to define his terms
or undefined mine

Defining cognitive-semantic poetry

Johannes Göransson responds to Seth

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O’Hara just wasn’t mentioned

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Avant Lyric®

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Christopher Rizzo & Aaron Tieger too

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Clayton  Eshleman:
”Tavern of the Scarlet Bagpipe:
On Bosch’s
Garden of Earthly Delights

Eshleman talking to Ian Irvine

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Heidegger in Oppen
& in Oppen’s critics

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John Olson on Joel Chace

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Rae Armantrout in The Nation
(sub required)

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Lyn Hejinian, Yang Lian & Arkadii Dragoshchenko

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In search of Jeffrey Miller

& a remembrance

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Bunnies vs. snowflakes –
talking with John Ashbery

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Bolaño, Musil & The Savage Detectives

Roberto Bolaño:
Meeting with Enrique Linh

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Short Movies
by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen & Márton Koppány

(PDF of the book)

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The Sackner Archive

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Patrick Morrisey on John Taggart

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Katie Ford: I’m done writing
about
New Orleans

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Turkish literature in translation

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The Persian Sensation

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A two-week poetry festival in Chennai

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Stephanie Strickland’s Zone: Zero

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A prehistory of Googling

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Texting and the revenge of Henry James

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Recent additions to
the Joe Milford Show archives
Johannes Göransson
Scott Owens (redux)
Lisa Forrest
Tony Hoagland
Dean Young

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Tom Beckett reads Brenda Iijima

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Resurrecting a poet’s voice

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The problem of prizes

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Tristan Tzara on conceptual poetry

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Conceptual writing vs. Keats

Conceptual writing vs. haiku

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Jeanette Winterson on
Forrest Gander’s As a Friend

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A poetics of return

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José Saramago at 86

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Tagaytay 5 member:
”Poetry saved me”

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Some notes from Marcel

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Remembering Bill Higginson

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Tom Fink reads Sheila E. Murphy

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Reading Steven Pinker
from Charles Darwin to Clark Coolidge

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The to-read pile

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Philosophy degrees & famous people who have them

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Rod Blagojevich & the Poetry Slam
(I’m not making this up)

Blagojevich nude

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For (bleep)’s sake

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Vamping for verse

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Charles Dickens & the House of Fallen Women

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Why Robert Burns couldn’t ride his horse

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The Linebacker & the Dervish
(Cal Lowell & Elizabeth Bishop)

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Becoming Susan Sontag

Or maybe just inventing her

Sontag’s Reborn:
Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

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Becoming Halldór Laxness

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Karl Kirchwey on Jeffrey Yang

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Clive James is
”as good as Heaney”
& other small praise

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Some last Larkin recordings

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A profile of Matthias Claudius

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One vote for BAP 2008

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The steepest drop in jobs
in the history of the MLA

The MLA Report on the Academic Workforce (PDF)

Is age bias an issue?

Creative writing job search wiki

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How to drive students from literature

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Broadcast TV
is going the way of
daily papers & bookstores

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Can The New York Times survive?

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Inky CEO:
Newspapers are a public trust

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What’s killing newspapers
is what killed the slide rule

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Content & its discontents

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Could the death of so many bookstores
just be the usual
capitalist “creative destruction
& hence a good thing for books?

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Another critic signs off

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Even Macmillan (including FSG) is laying people off

A bad week for the trade publishers

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Tom Engelhardt on
reading in an age of depression

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When in doubt, publish translations

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The end of the literary lunch

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“Rainy Afternoon at the Gotham Book Mart

Where Gotham Book Mart went

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SF bids farewell
to the bookstore you could smell

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More interesting than adding a café,
one bookstore offers health care

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Another bookstore goes online only

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Indies make a comeback in St. Louis?

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Borders to accept nonreturnable books
from HarperStudio

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Motion (Andrew, that is) opposes shutting libraries

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Destroying the world
through intellectual property

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Mary Karr cannot write about
T.S. Eliot’s “Journey of the Magi” online

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In memory of Deep Throat
& of investigative journalism

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Recreating Blake’s “show”
200 years later

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The next hot photographer
is a freshman in high school

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Seeing the art in science (& vice versa)
at SFMoMA

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A round-up of New York galleries

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The crisis of nudes on strike in Paris

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The psychological record of Frida Kahlo

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Hello, Dalí:
plans for the new museum in St. Pete

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Sheba Chhachhi’s
Water Diviner
at the Delhi Public Library

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Aaron Williamson is Barrierman

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Elliott Carter the maximalist

BBC’s Carter fest:
the glass half full

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The Making of Americans, the opera

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Bob Dylan’s
1965
San Francisco press conference,
a video in 6 parts

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Musical instruments of the future

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Davy Graham has died

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The Proustian moment in music

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The demons of Paul McCartney

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Inventing the Bolivian National Symphony

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Merce Cunningham & Robert Rauschenberg’s
last collaboration

But which is bypassing New York City

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Barack Obama on the arts

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The disconnecting brain

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Carol Chomsky has died

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There are way, way, way
too many good reviews
in numero 11 of
Galatea Resurrects
for me to point
to more than a few –
it’s a cornucopia

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