Monday, December 08, 2008

 

Stuart Z. Perkoff
a great profile by John Macker

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2009 NEA Fellowships announced –
only Quietists need apply

Two books of poetry
(Linda Gregg & Alan Shapiro, no kidding!)

in the
L.A. Times’
”Favorite Books 2008”

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No one listens to poetry.”

The San Francisco Chronicle
review of
My Vocabulary Did This to Me:
The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

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Dale Smith on Philip Whalen’s Collected Poems

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Talking with Ryan Murphy (MP3)

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Kerouac’s scroll arrives in the islands

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Aram Saroyan on
The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan

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Uncle Milty turns 400 on December 9

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Poetry & terror

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The Write Stuff
a reality TV show
about writers

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The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets

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Reading Ange Mlinko’sSecuritization

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Geof Huth reading
Robert Grenier’s Dusk Road Games

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Reader’s report with a little YouTube:
Oscar Bermeo, DeWayne Dickerson & Camille Dungy
at Books & Bookshelves in
San Francisco

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Martial the modernist

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Haim Gouri’s civil war

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A biography of Yehuda Amichai

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Two Egyptian poets

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A Kurdish poet in exile

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Memories of Beirut

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Marjorie Perloff on William Logan’s Hart Crane

Neil Hampton on the same

Logan fires back

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Obama vs. Lincoln as poets

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Kay Ryan’s “Believe or Not” poems re-emerge

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The guessing game intensifies

“The laureate’s poetry is irrelevant”

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Louisiana laureate Pinkie Gordon Lane has died

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An old dispute among laureates

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The California laureate in the Hamptons

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Talking with Greg Mbajiorgu (Wota Na Wota)

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Fanny Howe’s “My Father was White But Not Quite”

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Mark DuCharme’s The Sensory Cabinet

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Sally Doyle on Poetry in the Schools

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Flarf plus
the conspiracy revealed

Thomas Basbøll’s epic examination
of how to write flarf
(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)

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A profile of Joe Stroud

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Whitman & his brothers

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Crisis Sonnet

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Yolanda Coulaz,
tomboy poet

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Trade publishers cut back

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The Book Bench:
A New Yorker blog

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Mini-reviews in the NY Times
for Orhan Pamuk, John Ashbery et al

Norman Weinstein on Ashbery’s Collected Poems

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Poetry and poverty make lovely music”

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Three-word titles

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Talking with C.P. Aboobacker

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Mary Karr on Thomas Lux

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Trying to recall why
anyone thought
Lionel Trilling
was important

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A Creeley lyric
Tom Waits should sing

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Talking with Kenneth Hart

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Where does “the best” come from?
(Oz version)

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Margaret Hasse’s Milk and Tides

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Mariani’s Hopkins
(maybe it’s better than his WCW)

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The lack of debt in fiction

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Two readings by cowboy poets

A profile of 92-year-old cowboy poet
Clarence Carnal

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Rudy Wurlitzer’s The Drop Edge of Yonder

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Reversing the manuscript to published text process

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Artists’ books in New Jersey

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Andrew Topel’s collabs
with Reed Altemus

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Museums crush sporting events

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Resurrecting Plath’s play

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Art Lange on Anthony Braxton’s
Complete Arista Recordings

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Collab of the year:
Sonic Youth, Led Zep’s John Paul Jones &
M e r c e   C u n n i n g h a m

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Talking with Eliot Carter

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Bob Dylan & Billy Collins

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The anxiety of being Paul

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Ignoring the blues

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Waves of music

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Chronicling the decline of the Gannett newspaper group

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You’re a better man than I,
Philo T. Farnsworth

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Roger Ebert:
Death to film critics!

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Real end-of-the-year lists,
2007 edition

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Illiteracy in high places

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The T.S. Eliot quiz

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The three New Yorks

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The “dumbest generation

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