Monday, December 15, 2008

 

Photo by Jonathan Williams 1957

Jacket’s new feature on
Denise Levertov
includes pieces by
Kevin Gallagher
Anne-Marie Cusac
Anne Dewey
John Felstiner
Sam Hamill
Donna Krokik Hollenberg
Rachelle K. Lerner
Dick Lourie
Mark Pawlak
José Rodríguez Herrera
Matino Villanueva
links to 2 Robert Bertholf pieces
& me

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Robin Tremblay-McGaw on
the Beverly Dahlen Fest

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Introducing Blake Butler

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Linton Kwesi Johnson:
”If I Woz a Tap Natch Poet”

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Lytle Shaw:
”Olson’s Archives: Fieldwork in New American Poetry
(MP3)

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Juliana Spahr’s “The 90s”

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Lyn Hejinian’s Saga / Circus

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A profile of Mourid Barghouti

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Living at Shakespeare & Co.

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Quietists plan for inaugural

Maya’s got laureate-itus

What about the real laureate?

Could it be worse?

A vote for Patricia Smith

David Lehman on the BBC (MP3)

A do-it-yourself strategy

Or maybe not

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The Oakland Small Press & Zine Archive,
a part of Deep Oakland,
has PDFs of many works associated
with that city,
including books by Pat Parker & Bob Grenier,
the journal Work & my own zine Tottel’s

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Talking with Kevin Killian

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John Ashbery’s account
of the making of
A Nest of Ninnies

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Ashbery vs. Kessler,
NY Times blog is keeping score

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Svetlana Boym:
”Victor Shklovsky & Hannah Arendt
(MP3)

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Two “True Accounts”

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Five books from a “good book year”

Mark Scroggins’ “Notable Books”

“Best reads of 2008
(from
Kuala Lumpur, mostly US & UK authors)

Robert Archambeau’s list of everything he read

Anthologies make “the perfect present

Seven of the NY Times’
Ten Best Books of 2008
were published by Knopf
(hint: less subtle than Blagojevich!)

No poetry, but several books
about authors
in the
Washington Post’s
”Best Books of 2008”

No poetry in the Inky’s list
of what staff have been reading

Scott Abels gift guide

Best books for luring women

Valparaiso Poetry Review’s
Poet of the Year is
Mark Doty

Jack Powers is
New England Poet of the Year

“What we need is a list of lists

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High-brids

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Beach
by Roberto Bolaño

Talking with Natasha Wimmer,
translator of 2666 & The Savage Dectectives

Ron Slate on The Romantic Dogs

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Martory, Bolaño, Lux,
Voisine & Holman

in Brooklyn Rail poetry roundup

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Carol Houck Smith,
Norton’s editor of poets,
has died

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After reading Jack Spicer
”you may feel that much American poetry is fake

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40 years of correspondence
betwixt Allen Ginsberg & Gary Snyder

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Breyten Breytenbach at Kelly Writers House

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John Milton, freedom fighter

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Four readings by Lynne Dreyer

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Among the events coming up at the Poetry Project
is a 30th anniversary reading of
Bernadette Mayer’s Midwinter Day
plus, of course,
the New Year’s marathon

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K. Silem Mohammad gets relevant

A short history of flarf

Flarf vs. conceptualism, round 2
(in which we notice why
all the Conceptualists are male)

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On Commitment:
Joe Safdie & Mark Wallace correspond

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Don Share on the interview process

More answers to H.L. Hix’ 20 questions:
Cecilia Woloch
Christine Gelineau
Dan Beachy-Quick
George Witte
Philip Metres
Sara Maclay
Ann Fisher-Wirth
Gregory Dowling
Stacey Harwood
me

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Miles Champion reading at Jean Day’s house (MP3)

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The problem of Solzhenitsyn Street

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When Jim Morrison showed up
at Jack Kerouac’s door

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Protesters sing
to counter “blasphemous” poetry reading

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Bob Dylan & Thomas Hardy:
A simple twist of fate

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Greg Fuchs’
”from De la Bronx

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The art of the self-destructing poem

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Joe Safdie replies to Mark Wallace
on commitment
(Note K. Lorraine Graham’s comment)

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Thomas Merton on PBS

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Robbie Burns’ hidden poems

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A first book prize for Holly Iglesias

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Using its laureate site
to promote
the literary history of Gloucester

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When languages die

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New trends in classic Chinese poetry

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Reviewing a review

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Todd Swift’s minireviews of
Poetry Review, Paxamericana, The Wolf

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An act of prescience on the part of
Calvin Trillin?

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Claudia Emerson returns to Chatham

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Guardian review of the Lowell-Bishop letters

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Poem Including History
(sub required)

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And then I read . . .

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Talking with Reginald Dwayne Betts

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David Baptiste Chirot on Félix Fénéon

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A new work by
Rodrigo Toscano

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Talking with Carole Maso

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Cutting down trees
just to publish a magazine

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Martial was no saint

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Linda Bierds, Susan Steward, Brendan Galvin

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Paul T. Hogan’s Points of Departure

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Just like Romeo & Juliet

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Carol Muske-Dukes on being
the
California laureate

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Dmitry Golynko’s As It Turns Out

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The “most intellectually ambitious writer”?

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When does the writer’s nakedness just become TMI?

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Who is [the Po’] It?

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A new collection of political poetry

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A profile of Moira Egan

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Stumping for John Gay

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Hopkins & the modern?

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Trying to save Philly’s libraries

Alternatives to closing

But in New Jersey, libraries are growing

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Remembering Dorothy Porter

Talking with Porter

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Working out issues through poetry

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Reviewing The Paterson Literary Review

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Dennis O’Driscoll’s interviews with Seamus Heaney

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Perfect weather for poetry

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Mama, don’t let your kids go into journalism

Who cares if newspapers die?

My favorite crime reporter signs off

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Best article about Bill Ayers

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The two Malcolm Gladwells

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Arundhati Roy:
Mumbai is not our 9/11

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Everyman

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In re Žižek,
the joke’s on Kirsch

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The 2nd International Interdisciplinary
Bakhtin Conference
is announced for June

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William Stevens,
who changed the law
by invoking the infield fly rule,
has died

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George Crumb at Carnegie Hall,
Charles Wuorinen at the Guggenheim

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Elliott Carter’s century

Turning 100 at Carnegie Hall

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Pierre Boulez:
proud to be a bully

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The Construction of Boston:
Scott Wheeler’s opera
set to a work by Kenneth Koch

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Ousted critic sues orchestra

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A profile of Nathaniel Dorsky

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Das Kapital goes manga

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Phong Bui, David Levi Strauss
& Peter Lamborn Wilson
talk with Terry Winters

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Multimedia Emily

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The collaborators:
Merce Cunningham & his friends

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Battlestar Galactica
jumps back into our quadrant
for one last glorious season

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