Monday, December 29, 2008

 

A lurid NY Times “review” of
Jack Spicer’s
My Vocabulary Did This to Me

And another in the LA Times

Was Jack Spicer sexy?

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A detailed,
multi-part look at
The Best American Poetry 2008
answers
my 20th question

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My list of upcoming marathons missed
Chicago’s
When Does It or You Begin (Memory as Innovation):
Writing, Performance & Video”
from Jan. 9 to Feb. 1

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Wishing it was
Will Alexander
at Obama’s inaugural

Oops, somebody’s read Venus Hottentot

An X-rated inaugural?

The NY Times weighs in

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Gerry Meisenhelder,
poet laureate of
York, PA,
has died

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Emma Bee Bernstein:
”What I Learned in School Today”

A Flickr memorial website
for Emma Bee Bernstein

Charles Bernstein’s website
with memorial service information

Nona Aronowitz on Bernstein

Remembering Bernstein

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New York Times obit
of Adrian Mitchell

Remembering Mitchell

And here

A Socialist Workers obit
with links to videos
from 1965 & 2008

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Tributes to Harold Pinter

Carlin Romano on Pinter

Pinter & Creeley on war

Pinter’s last interview:
”Cricket is better than sex”

Citizen Pinter

Pinter the poet

Pinter’s drama

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Remembering Dorothy Porter

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Steve Fama’s20 Great Poetry Books of 2008

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Gary Sullivan’s 2008 in review

Part 2

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A year’s worth of reading

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Close reading
one sentence
from Robert Grenier

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In Holland,
an actual campaign
for Poet Laureate

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I’m Dreaming of AJunky’s Christmas
just like the one Bill Burroughs used to know

A prehistory of the Beats

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Genealogy of the School of Q

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Seattle Poetry Chain:
Robert Mittenthal

Nico Vassilakis

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Being interviewed
without being asked

Ditto

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3 questions for Ed Baker

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Gary Snyder
on corresponding with Allen Ginsberg

Henry Kissinger & Allen Ginsberg
naked together on TV
(scroll down)

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Reading the journals you’re already in

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Alexander Trocchi:
Seize the world!

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Under the influence

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Flarf + conceptualism
(conspiracy theory)

Quietism pretending not to take sides

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Spun Puns (& Anagrams)
in the work of Harryette Mullen

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Poetry &/as sci-fi

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Waiting for Sam Beckett

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Polis is What?
Finding one’s way in
The Maximus Poems,”
a talk Jan. 3 in
Gloucester, Mass.
(scroll down)

Black Mountain spirit lingers
in
Hickory, NC

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Dirk Johnson is posting
sections of Ronald Johnson’s
out-of-print masterwork
Ark online

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Jack Kerouac’s Pull My Daisy
(or maybe
Robert Frank’s & Alfred Leslie’s)

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Remembering the Rubiot in Tulsa
where in 1960
Ron Padgett gave his first public reading

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The poetics of Frank Samperi

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Love letter to a blogroll

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Ezra Pound & Wall Street

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Literature after the death of trade publishing

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News after the death of newspapers

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Washington Post, Baltimore Sun
something less than competitors
in the same market

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The new Luddism

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Books will survive!

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Poetry & the British imagination

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Talking with Abdel-Rahmen El-Abnoudi

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Excavating Kafka

And here also

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Patti Smith:
An interview, a review
& videos of a reading & song

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Robert Bly turns 82

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Zadie Smith: race & speech (MP3)

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Lisa Russ Spaar’s Satin Cash

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Kate Brady gets to profile Kate Brady

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Beyond Baroque
finally has signed
a 25-year lease on its facility

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Pastoral now

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Poetry & the end of nature

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Remembering Parveen Shakir

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The Voynich Manuscript

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Gerald Stern:
5 poems & a video

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Boot camp with Brenda Shaughnessy

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John Updike,
having become
”a David Levine caricature of himself”

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Nabokov’s choice
of Russian poetry

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Rachel Forrest
returns to poetry
with 30 poems in 30 days

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The bard of despond

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Coherence & the undergraduate English major

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Fitzgerald’s characters & their schools

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Giving voice to William Stafford

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Young Susan Sontag

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Interviews from “Seamus Famous

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Phyllis McGinley & Revolutionary Road

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Setting Kathryn Stripling Byer to music

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Olivier Messiaen at 100

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When Waiting for Godot
played at San Quentin

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Shakespeare & Modern Culture

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Whitman’s Lincoln
coming to Philly

A rare Whitman edition for auction

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Wallace Berman & Richard Prince

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Remembering Grace Hartigan

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Michael Goldberg et al in Buffalo

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Considering James Castle
from a great distance

Michael Andre on Castle

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A new work from Yoko Ono
in The NY Times

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A shake-up at Christie’s

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Learning from Venturi

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The return of Bruno S.

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Penn Museum
cans research,
goes pop to survive

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An alternate history of
Deep Throat
from inside
the intelligence community

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In case nobody’s noticed,
this war ain’t over!

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