Thursday, July 03, 2008

 

For the record, just weeding the blogroll of dead links caused the list to shrink by roughly 250 names, one quarter of its size. There will no doubt be a flurry of new additions – Lynn & I have already received something like 20 additional requests that we’ll get to in the next week or two. As I’ve noted to one or two people already, just because your zine, reading series or line of chapbooks has a Blogspot page doesn’t mean that it should be a part of the blogroll. The entire purpose of this blog, blogroll included, is to encourage discussion between poets & readers of poetry, and that’s really what the list itself is intended to signify & encourage. As is the case with the news links I post once or twice each week, I don’t have to approve of what’s being said, but, so long as it doesn’t strike me as overtly racist or sexist, I have no problems creating a link. Overall, I’ve been pleased overall with reactions to these features – for an hour one day last week, people were clicking on links at a pace slightly faster than one every six seconds.

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This link won’t be good for long. But you can catch Robert Browning’s The Ring and the Book as a radio play if you hurry.

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I’m going to be on the road for a few days & won’t be taking the laptop. You are on your own till Monday.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

 

  

Recently Received

 

Books (Poetry)

Julianna Baggott, Compulsions of Silkworms & Bees, Pleiades Press, Rock Hill, SC / Warrensburg, MO 2007

Ben Lyle Bedard, Implicit Lyrics, Punch Press, Buffalo 2008

David Blair, Ascension Days, Del Sol Press, Washington DC 2008

Laure-Anne Bosselaar, A New Hunger, Ausable Press, Keene, NY 2007

Trevor Calvert, Rarer and More Wonderful, Scrambler Books, Davis , CA 2008

Peter Conners, Of Whiskey and Winter: Prose Poems, White Pine Press, Buffalo 2007

Andrei Codrescu, Jealous Witness, Coffee House Press, Minneapolis 2008. Includes CD of “Maelstrom: Songs of Storm & Exile,” performed by Codrescu and the New Orleans Klezmer AllStars

William Corbett, Opening Day, Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn 2008

Peter Culley, The Age of Briggs & Stratton, New Star Books, Vancouver BC / Point Roberts, WA 2008

Jim Daniels, Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies, Eastern Washington University Press, Spokane & Cheney, WA 2007

Ben Friedlander, Drastic Measures, An Anachronism, porci con le ali, Bangor, ME, & Catania Italy 2008.

Isabelle Garron, Face Before Against, translated by Sarah Riggs, Litmus, Brooklyn 2008

Robert Gibb, World Over Water, University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville 2007

Gary Gildner, Cleaning a Rainbow, BkMk Press, Kansas City, MO 2007

Diane Glancy, Asylum in the Grasslands, University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2007

Mariela Griffor, House, Mayapple Press, Bay City, MI 2007

John Godfrey, City of Corners, Wave Books, Seattle & New York 2008

Forrest Hamer, Rift, Four Way Books, New York 2007

Fanny Howe, The Lyrics, Graywolf Press, St. Paul 2007

J II, Three Trios, translated by Judith Hall, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL 2007

Laura Kasischke, Lilies Without, Ausable Press, Keene, NY 2007

P.H. Liotta, The Graveyard of Fallen Monuments, Quale Press, Florence, MA 2007

Glenna Luschei, Libido Dreams, Artamo Press, Santa Monica 2007

Jack Marshall, The Steel Veil, Coffee House Press, Minneapolis 2008

Charlotte Matthews, Still Enough to be Dreaming, Iris Press, Oak Ridge, TN 2007

John Matthias, Kedging, Salt, Cambridge UK 2007

Jane Mead, The Usable Field, Alice James Books, Framington, ME 2008

Joseph Millar, Fortune, Eastern Washington University Press, Spokane & Cheney, WA 2007

Roger Mitchell, Half / Mask, University of Akron Press, Akron, OH 2007

Sheila E. Murphy, Lineations, Cricket Press (for the Small Chapbook Project), West Hartford , CT 2008

David Mutschlecner, Sign, Ahsahta Press, Boise 2007

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, At the Drive-In Volcano, Tupelo Press, Dorset, VT 2007

Charles North, Cadenza, Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn 2007

Donald Platt, My Father Says Grace, University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville 2007

Luke Roberts, Ripcord Worship, Grasp Press, Cambridge UK 2008

Judith Roitman, No Face: Selected & New Poems, First Intensity, Lawrence KS 2008

Morgan Lucas Schuldt, Verge, Parlor Press, W. Lafayette, IN 2007

Robert Sheppard, Complete Twentieth Century Blues, Salt, Cambridge UK, 2008

Eleni Sikelianos, Body Clock, Coffee House Press, Minneapolis 2008

Patricia Smith, Blood Dazzler, Coffee House Press, Minneapolis 2008

George Stanley, Vancouver: A Poem, New Star Books, Vancouver BC / Point Roberts, WA 2008

Josh Stanley, Glogy, Grasp Press, Cambridge UK 2008

Donna Stonecipher, The Cosmopolitan, Coffee House Press, Minneapolis 2008

Stacy Szymaszek, from Hyperglossia, Hot Whiskey Press, Chicago 2008

Timothy Thornton, Now Vulgate, Grasp Press, Cambridge UK 2008

Tony Tost, Complex Sleep, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City 2008

Tony Tost, Invisible Bride, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge 2004

Terence Winch, Boy Drinkers, Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn 2007

Mark Yakich, Green Zone New Orleans, Press Street, New Orleans 2008

 

Books (Poetry Anthology)

Joshua Beckman & Matthew Zapruder, State of the Union: 50 Political Poems, Wave Books, Seattle / New York 2008. Includes John Ashbery, James Tate, Fanny Howe, Anselm Berrigan, Eileen Myles, Terrance Hayes, Albert Goldbarth, Cathy Wagner, Tao Lin, Michael Palmer, Lucille Clifton, Joe Wenderoth, John Yau, Richard Siken, CAConrad, Rebecca Wolff, Peter Gizzi, Forrest Gander, Tao Lin, Reginald Shepherd, Lorenzo Thomas, Edwin Torres, Elizabeth Willis, John Yau, Juliana Spahr, Wang Ping, more.

Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace, Lesley Wheeler, editors-in-chief, Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po LISTSERV, preface by Annie Finch, Introduction by D’Arcy Randall, Red Hen Press, Los Angeles 2008. Includes Kelli Russell Agodon, Meena Alexander, Ivy Alvarez, Judith Arcana, Felice Aull, Anny Ballardini, Tara Betts, Susan Bright, Debra Bruce, Laura Cherry, Alison Croggon, Catherine Daly, Kay Day, Carol Dorf, Jilly Dybka, Kate Evans, Suzanne Frischkorn, Gloria Frym, Jeannine Hall Gailey, David Graham, Marilyn Hacker, Liz Henry, Judy Jensen, Judith E. Johnson, more (259 poets from 19 countries).

 

Books (Other)

Amanda Ackerman, Theory of Language, Eohippus Labs, Los Angeles 2007

Stan Apps, Handbook of Poetic Language, Eohippus Labs, Los Angeles 2007

Kelly Lydick, Mastering the Dream, Second Story Books, Oakland 2008.

Michael Theune, editor, Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, New York 2007. Includes Christopher Bakken, Mark Yakich, D.A. Powell, Prageeta Sharma & Michael Theune, more.

 

Journals

ABC, no. 6, “Haiku Not Bombs” issue by Collective Haiku, Another Brooklyn Chapbook, Brooklyn, 2008. Includes Tom Gilroy, Jim McKay, Shin Yu Pai, Grant-Lee Phillips, Alison Roth, Rick Roth, Denise Siegel, Patrick So.

Aufgabe , no. 7, Brooklyn, 2008. Includes editors notes on “Numbers Trouble” by Paul Foster Johnson, Julian T. Brolaski & E. Tracy Grinnell, Italian feature guest edited by Jennifer Scappettone (includes Emilio Villa, Amelia Rosselli, Andrea Zanzotto, Nanni Cagnone, Milli Graffi, more, with translations by Scappettone, Carl Billitteri, Kathleen Fraser, Pasquale Verdicchio & more), Evelyn Reilly, erica kaufman, kari edwards, Allison Cobb, Sarah Mangold, Jen Coleman, Amy King, Cynthia Sailers, Chris Pusateri, Eléna Rivera, Lisa Samuels, Josha Corvey, Brandon Brown, Jen Tynes, Marcella Durand, Richard Owens, more. 

Damn the Caesars, vol. 4, Buffalo 20008. Includes Lisa Samuels, Alan Gilbert, Stacy Szymaszek, Matvei Yankelevich, Hoa Nguyen, Simon Pettet, mIEKAL aND, Linda Russo, Kyle Schlesinger, C.J. Martin, Billy Mills, Shin Yu Pai & Andrew Shelling, more.

Invisible Ear, no. 1, Northampton, MA, 2008. Includes Joshua Bolton, Heather Christle, Lyndsey Cohen, Marisa Crawford, Christopher DeWeese, Jonathan Hall, Jeannie Hoag, Natalie Lyalin, Amanda Nadelberg, Seth Parker.

Kadar Koli, vol. 2, no. 1, Habenicht Press, San Marcos, TX 2008. Includes Valerie Coulton, Stephen Vincent, Noah Eli Gordon, Sotère Torregian, Michelle Detorie, Susan Gevirtz, Chuck Stebleton, Rusty Morrison, Joseph Massey, Dale Smith, more.

Pleiades, 28:2, Warrensburg, MO, 2008. Includes Laura Jensen symposium (includes Martha Collins, Katie Peterson, Joseph Campana, Jacqueline Lyons & John Gallaher), Lily Brown, D.A. Powell, Ihab Hassan, Troy Jollimore, Mathias Svalina, Arielle Greenberg, David Orr, Chad Parmenter, Rusty Morrison, Jay Thompson, more.

Skein, no. 4, no location given, October 2007. Includes Seth Abramson, Ezekial Black, Joshua Bolton, Nicole Burgund, Heather Christle, Rachel Daly, Lawrence Giffin, Jonathan Hall, more.

Work, no. 5, Oakland, 2008. Includes Paul Deppler, Dan Fisher, Jess Rowan & Sara Wintz

 

Other Media & Formats

Hassle, no. 1, Cornwall UK, 2008, Jimmy Juniper. Single sheet folded into four panels

Hassle, no. 2, Cornwall UK, 2008, Richard Owens. Single sheet folded into four panels.

George Oppen, A Centenary Conversation, Poetics Program, SUNY Buffalo et al, 2008. Program brochure (with inserted schedule) for the recent conference.

Luke Roberts, Impetus / Scatter, Grasp Press, Cambridge UK 2008. Single sheet of card stock folded into a two-page book

Ric Royer, with sound by John Berndt, There Was One & It Was Two, Narrow House, Baltimore 2008. CD & booklet

Timothy Thornton, Motorcade / Police Horse Under Branches, Grasp Press, Cambridge UK 2008. Single sheet of card stock folded into a two-page book

C.P. Wheen, Thwart / No Ascension, Grasp Press, Cambridge UK 2008. Single sheet of card stock folded into a two-page book

Ron Silliman, Charles Alexander, James Fei, 4-25-08 , Cue Art Foundation, New York 2008. DVD video.

 

Still catching up on all items received
since January 11.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

 

William Logan on Frank O’Hara

Sharing a coke with Frank O’Hara

Is Kent Johnson the new Frank O’Hara?
Tony Towle & Andrew Epstein
debate issues
of authorship & attribution
on John Latta’s blog

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Becoming Bernadette

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Interviews with 42 poet-songwriters
including
Jake Berry, Adam Fieled, Jack Foley,
Jennifer John, Grace Read,
Michael Rothenberg, Kate Rusby,
Chris Stroffolino, Linda Thompson,
Richard Thompson, Andy Gricevich

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The 1970s Conference
marathon report

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Rereading the Allen anthology

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Elizabeth Bartlett has died

As has G.E. Murray

&, in Chicago, Mark Perlberg

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DC authors’ houses
from Sterling A. Brown to Tim Dlugos

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Tom Beckett reading The Grand Piano

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A profile of Open Books

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Flood damage at Iowa City bookstore

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The latest death-of-a-bookstore tale
comes from Grayslake,
IL

The Strand is closing its Fulton Street store

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In DC, Olsson’s files Chapter 11

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Ray Bradbury fights to save Long Beach bookstore

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In St. Clair, IL, indies struggle to survive

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Saving De Lauer’s
(because I too worked for a real estate title firm
in downtown
Oakland when I went to college)

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Greenblatt’s Macbeth

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In praise of soft surrealism

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Remembering Ann Darr

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Lytle Shaw on Baraka’s Newark

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Zadie Smith’s Kafka

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Krushcheva’s Nabokov

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Revell’s Rimaud (the video)

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Joaquin Miller
& the DC poetry scene of the 1880s

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Flarf vs. conceptual:
are you accessible?

an easy retreat into the academic bosom

What, me conceptual?”

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An annotated reading list:
Berkson, Durand, Friedlander, Oppen, Powys

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Jim Morrison & beatnik poets
in
Washington, DC

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Robert Creeley on Wordplay

Sound shapes in a Creeley poem

But surely is heard the discouraging word

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Giving up poetry
(maybe it’s because Harvard & Yale
have such dreadful literature programs)

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Nerys Williams’ Reading Error

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Remembering Owen Dodson

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Joshua Auerbach & Matt Rader

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Billy Collins lists his influences

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What is a failed poet ?

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Talking with Neil Rollinson

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Jack Foley on Frank Samperi

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Donne scholar down under
combines children’s fiction & poetry

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The Guardian goes Oulipo

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Arielle Greenberg on the “Gurlesque

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Is Lev Rubenstein
the Russian Bob Grenier?

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A profile of Gwendolyn Bennett

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Mark Wallace on metapoetics

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Rupture & the avant-garde

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The scandal in Montana

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Excerpts from Jim Liddy’s autobiography

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Talking with Suy Vansak

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Remembering John “Gunboat” Pauker

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If only Supreme Court justices could read

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Bob Dylan & rock ‘n’ roll
as legal precedent

Germaine Greer
despising Dylan

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Discourse as muse

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In Seattle,
arts grants for 38

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Recalling Gabrielle Edgcomb

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Atwood wins Asturias prize

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In Cardiff,
announcing contest winners
with a certain nautical flair

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An introduction to language poetry
(in Dutch)

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International Park Award
goes to Mahmoud Darwish

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You can save $25
by registering for
the NYC Poets Forum now
(it’ll be the first big event
after we actually know
who will be the next president)

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The obsessive John Keats

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Jay Parini & Tom Paulin

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In New Zealand,
celebrate “Montana Poetry Day”

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Mary Karr on Miroslav Holub

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An “explosion of poetry” in China

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On Cape Fear,
Neil Ray runs the open mic

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“between the beauty of math
& the beauty of poetry”

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Talking with Children’s Laureate
Ifor ap Glyn

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Norbert Krapf
is the new
Indiana State Laureate

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Assessing Ambrose Bierce

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Cowboy poetry “in the classic tradition
of Louis L’Amour

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Poetry & nationalism in Yemen

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Fingering digital humanities

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Pablo Neruda’s The Hands of Day

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Rushdie’s “stew”

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Reclaiming
Leon-Gontran Damas

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J.K. Rowling at Harvard

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Visualizing Big Data

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Why have we forgotten Edward Thomas?
(hint: it’s the writing)

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Ellen Doré Watson comes to Haverford

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The first woman
to have her play performed
on the main stage
of the National Theatre

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The future of publishing:
mulch

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Mary Beard, laughing

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E.L. Doctorow’s “The White Whale”

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Switching languages can change
your personality

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CrossCheck
seeks to catch academic plagiarizers

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A defense of elitism

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Which way feminism?

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Tiny (& predictable) ideas on Big Think

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Why journalists need
to understand blogging

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Indie music vs. indie books

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Who owns downloaded music ?

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Fuel costs killing indie band tours

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Georgia O’Keefe onstage

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Another Jackson Pollock mess

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Olafur Eliasson’s NYC waterfalls

Temporary Niagra

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A brutalism renaissance?

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The 200 top art collectors

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Cinema’s art houses are empty

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Theater vs. movie critics

Music critics start to disappear

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And the most exciting rock lyricist is….

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Jazz propaganda

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 We’re the party of the arts,”
UK conservatives claim

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In Corrales, New Mexico,
a progressive candidate
who actually understands
the arts

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& a tip of the hat
to the Beltway Poetry Quarterly
for so many excellent links
from its “DC forebears” issue

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