Monday, January 26, 2009

 

Sean Cole brings the story of flarf
to Studio 360 on NPR
(MP3)

Questions for flarf

The bicycle view

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Talking with Carrie Etter

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The logic of the linebreak
in the work
of Rae Armantrout

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Don’t forget Woodland Pattern!!

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Poets, baseball &
a rediscovered Jack Spicer poem
that’s not in
My Vocabulary Did This to Me

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Charles Bernstein debating Frank Bidart (MP3)
After a glitch, that ends that MP3,
the rest of the discussion (MP3)

Franz Wright vs. William Logan

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A.B. Spellman on
Becoming Billie Holiday

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A National Book Critics Circle
poetry award shortlist
with no true Quietists on it
(plus Roberto Bolaño, Reginald Shepherd
& Brenda Wineapple in other categories)

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Pierre Alferi in Berkeley & SF

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Talking with Missy McEwen

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Things to do off-site at the AWP

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Andrei Codrescu:
”Who’s your Dada
in the classroom?”

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On Jose Garcia Villa

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Lyn Hejinian, translation & barbarism

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The politics of modernism &
Nazi Literature in the Americas
by Roberto Bolaño

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Talking with José Díaz Cuyás
(in Spanish)

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The poetry festival at Qinghai

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Tagore singing

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Enthusiasts vs. bureaucrats

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Aaron Apps
can’t tell the difference
between doing your home work
& “Great Books”

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The Segue Reading Series schedule,
February thru May

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The new Bookforum

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Against Canadian Cute-ism

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DJ Spooky reads John Ashbery

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A poem-sculpture collab project
by Nick Carbo & Eileen Tabios

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Curtis Faville on Ronald Johnson

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Latino poetry in Chicago

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How does a day
percolate into writing”?

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Tim Dlugos at the Ear Inn, 1978

Jim Brodey at the Ear Inn, 1986

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The selected poems of Cid Corman

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Publisher’s Weekly
fiction & poetry reviews
(starred reviews for
Mónica de la Torre,
Clayton Eshleman,
An American Hybrid
& others)

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On polemic

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Against dialectics

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Sharon Mesmer’s memoir
of coming to NY to write

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Talking with Paul Siegell

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Neglected poems

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An eidolon of poetic terms

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Michael Kelleher appears to be
reading his entire library
in alphabetical order

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Ann Lauterbach
on wealth, fame & power

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Donald Hall
thinking with muscle & tongue

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Niedecker’s men

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Carolyn Cassady,
Off the Road
& coming to Neal’s birthday bash

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Barbara Goldberg’s The Royal Baker’s Daughter

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Talking with Jericho Brown

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Researching & applying metaphor

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Stanley Fish on
Barack Obama’s prose style

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Praise Song for the Day
N + 44 remix

A correct version of the original text

Inaugural remix project

Conversation vs. oratorical

Jeff Stumpo’s view

Reb Livingston
comes to the defense of
Elizabeth Alexander

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A poem for Obama
from the
National Poet of Wales

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Andrena Zawinski’s
Taking the Road Where It Leads

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A “labette” for narrative

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Charlotte Bronte’s dollhouse

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Didi Menendez’ For Love of an Armadillo

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An attempt to ban Harper Lee,
Mark Twain, John Steinbeck
& other purveyors of the N-word

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Poetry & privilege

The end of ownership

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Talking with Tony Mancus

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Jacqueline Turner
walking with the dictionary

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Clarence Major & Dick Allen

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Lucille Clifton’s Voices

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The Poe Show

Edgar Allen Poe
on James Russell Lowell

The New York Times
on Poe at 100 in 1909
(PDF)

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Mary Karr:
”Digging” Seamus Heaney

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Looking for mystery
among the
School of Q

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Talking with Miriam Sagan

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Stanley Kunitz
reads Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Robert Pinsky’s “Last Robot Song”

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Every night can be Burns Night

Robert Burns at 250

Toasting Burns

“Wee, mallow, rounded, choccy biccy

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Inventory, by Cicely Angleton,
Elaine Magarrell & Reed Whittemore

(tho it fails to note that Cicely
is the widow of James Angleton,
editor of Furioso & founder of the CIA)

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No news is bad news

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Reinventing the daily paper

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They take library fines seriously
in
Independence, Iowa

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Google & the future of books

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A bailout for trade publishers?

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69 indie bookstores
opened in 2008
(tho they neglect to mention
the 200 or so that closed)

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Telling a book by its web site

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Ted Solotaroff’s “Adventures in Editing”

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The importance of preserving web sites forever

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Talking with Michael Robbins

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Open vs. closed –
the case of Phil Levine

Two examples from
the late work of
Adrienne Rich
(hint, try something from
A Change of World
or
The Diamond Cutters)

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Sum, by Yonat Hafftka

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The Last Day of Betty Nkomo

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Leonard Cohen: poem or song?

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Anthony Braxton videos

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A century of Elliott Carter
in just 5 days

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Carlin Romano:
Everyone’s an artist

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A revival of Poets Theater in SF

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The Nonsense Company’s
Great Hymn of Thanksgiving
and
Conversation Storm
do a final run in Philly & NYC
before (hopefully)
the Obama administration
renders anti-war work obsolete

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Siddhartha,
the play

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Talking with Lynn Johnston

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Meanwhile, on Caprica

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Adam Kirsch on Hannah Arendt

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Michael Dirda
Searching for Cioran

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Talking with David Denby about Snark

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