Monday, March 30, 2009

 

Jonathan Mayhew’s
Apocryphal Lorca

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Modernism is 100 years old

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Language poets
are not superheroes,
we just seem that way

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Geof Huth is ironic

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Geof & I
will both be part
of this year’s
Text Festival,
in Bury & London, UK
in May

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Journal of British
& Irish
Innovative Poetry

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An Improvised Movie

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Aram Saroyan’s
uncollected
minimal poems

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Cole Swensen’s Ours

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Sunday, April 5:
SPD’s 40th Anniversary
Poetry Blow-Out
!

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Reading report:
Sean Bonney, Redell Olsen
& many more

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A tribute to Jack Gilbert

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PBS to air
Polis is This:
Charles Olson

& the Persistence of Place

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Palestinian poetry:
“The Waste Land

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The Fab Five:
Dodie Bellamy, Roberto Bedoya,
Blossom Dearie & Dusty Springfield
,
plus of course
Dario Robleto

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Kay Ryan on PBS NewsHour

It’s not all “unicorns and flowers” with Kay

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Remembering Lisa Ratcliffe

Ratcliffe’s “Las Cartas

Hesitant Scribe

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Dodie Bellamy has
archive fever

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Reading report:
a festival of contemporary immigration writing

The folks who read

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The Consumer Products Safety Commission
bans all books
published before 1984

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Reading report:
K. Silem Mohammad & Paul Stephens
at Bard
with lots of video samples

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Flarf = noise putty?

Flarf & the poetics
of the Goon Show

LOL: a flarfy word

Flarf should not exist”

Flarf: “a secret handshake”

Flarf & Spoetry

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Frank O’Hara
turned 83 last week

O’Hara didn’t know
his birthday was March 27

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Sina Queyras
on Emily Carr
on Mary Ruefle

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What do you look for
in poetry?

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Stan Apps on Rodney Koeneke

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Boundaries and the hybrid

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The Bedford Poets
of Minneapolis-St. Paul

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Seth Abramson
is more concerned
with the characterization of Quiet
than with a pragmatic history
of the phenomenon

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Talking with Howard Junker

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A new kind of poetry
demands a new kind of critic

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Maghrebi Surrealism

Habib Tengour
at SUNY Albany

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Spliced romantics

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Happy 90th, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Erin Mouré on Myung Mi Kim

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A profile of Dunya Mikhail

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There goes Small Press Book Month

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The Sarah Mook Poetry Prize

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Anne Charnock, “Uncertainty Series, no. 10” (PDF)

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April at Writers House

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Books on the Nightstand podcast:
Michael Schiavo

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Rupert Loydell’s
“A Few Thoughts About Blogging”

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Michelle Naka Pierce’s
10 Good Reads

10 good books by people she knows

10 good chapbooks

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Rattle e.6 (PDF)

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the smell of formaldehyde in the morning

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Oddest book title of the year

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The Benedictine monk
who counted
Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac & William Burroughs
among his correspondents

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Jeff Hansen’s
series on Nate Mackey’s
Songs of the Andoumboulou
is a wonderful examination

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Walter Mosley:
from Easy to Leonid

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Menachem Begin & the poet

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Once a pun a time

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Poetry & inspiration
(in Italian)

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Haiku situations

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Neruda’s World’s End

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Cecile Franking Wu has died

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Going after that old left-winger,
John Ashbery

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Craig Raine’s Arsehole

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Remembering Michael Donaghy

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Seamus Heaney: the early years

An extended (and annotated)
version of
The Dissembling Poet:
Seamus Heaney and the Avant-Garde

Check out all the responses thus far

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Britain needs to get more for its money
from a laureate than it got from
Andrew Motion

Motion appears to have
hated the job

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Christopher James
wins the “Wimbledon
of UK Quietude

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Charlotte Currier’s “poem-box”

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A rare far-from-Shepherdstown W. VA
reading for Georgia Lee McElhaney
April 1 in Altoona, PA

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Avi Sharon
wins the Harold Morton Landon
Translation Award

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PEN
World Voices
Festival of International Literature

NYC, April 27 – May 3

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Obama quotes the poet Saadi

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Leonard Schwartz:
“The New Babel

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Fady Joudah’s
The Earth in the Attic

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Updike’s Pennsylvania

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Brad Leithauser on Anne Carson’s
An Orestia

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Cheever’s bio

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A bio of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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The New Yorker reviews
Beckett’s life in letters

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Why metaphor?

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Talking with Orhan Pamuk’s translator

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Jill Bialosky’s Intruder
& an interview

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Northern California Book Award
short lists

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What blurbs don’t tell you

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Against difficulty

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Laureates of the lariat

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42 of the “20 books”
that caused Michael Lally
to fall for poetry

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Who reads Braille?

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the real language of men
& other fictions

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Frederick Seidel’s Poems: 1959-2009

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Dickens vs. America

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Fiction thrives when times are bad

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LOA’s wannabe canon

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Joyce Carol Oates
on Flannery O’Connor

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Fictioning Frost

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Did Sylvia Plath
kill her son?

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Fifty-two stories

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The next fiction class I teach
will require students
to work only in forms
of 140 characters or less

Ben Okri
is using Twitter
for his poetry

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Five things to look for
in a Quietist poem

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Horrors!
Poets writing in prose

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Michael Collier on his poem
“An Individual History”

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Holler Poets don’t shout”

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A profile of Mary Jo Bang

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Writers & their homes

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A little travel
to get through a writer’s block

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Stephen Berlin Johnson:
“Old Growth Media
& the Future of News

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The single best news source
on the collapse of traditional media

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Ann Arbor’s daily dies

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Ads in the NY Times Book Review dwindle

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How Kindle changes the world

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Are women better readers?

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How publishing really works

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Libraries or fire houses?

Transforming the “UX” of libraries

A blog for public libraries

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Court orders
stolen book returned
60 years later

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This week’s death-of-a-bookstore
lies in Chappaqua, NY

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The last defense against
political corruption

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Kindle & the problems
of ownership vs. access

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Impact of the recession
on the most successful
retail bookstore in the USA

How the indies are faring
in Amazon Town

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“Somewhere up in poet heaven,
Roque Dalton is a happy man”

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Christian Book Expo flops

An insider’s view of why

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The fate of the humanities article

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The artist as critic,
the critic as artist

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Watching Ian McKellen

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Don’t blame the recession
for an arts crisis

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Could street art rescue the world?

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Among Bernie Madoff’s victims:
Arakawa & Madeline Gins

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The Bernie Madoff of art dealers

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Zoe Strauss’
annual I-95 show
will be May 3rd
Front & Mifflin Streets
right here in
Phil-EYE-delphia

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An alternative Turner shortlist

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Mira Schor at Momenta

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Jackson Pollock’s
family’s Depression letters

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Lawrence Weschler’s conversations
with Robert Irwin & David Hockney

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Porn as art

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Tis it a crime
to paint the Taoiseach naked?

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Picasso, old

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Galaxy in Berkeley

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The future of the true Barnes Foundation

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New York is surface”

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Hidden City Philadelphia

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Architects take up Lego challenge

(Legos do poetry too)

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Boulez - Schoenberg

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Julie Dill
blogs the SLSO
at Carnegie Hall

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ARG’s Animali
an Ashbery for the ear?

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Yet another genre
for Wynton Marsalis to muck up

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The Decembrists’ Hazards of Love
is here

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SF Dance Award
goes to trapeze artist

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New York Times
on Sally Silvers

And another

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The brouhaha over
Battlestar Galactica

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Are computer games literature?

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Archie Green,
one of the giants of folklore,
has died

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The humanities have no purpose

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As has
John Hope Franklin

Remembering Franklin

Here also

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The Black Studies Intelligentsia Crowd

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What would you trade?

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The next you

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