Tuesday, September 22, 2009

 

Robert Grenier’s
introduction
to
The Collected Poems
of Larry Eigner

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Larry Eigner, reading & talking

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Deep image
rises up from its pit of darkness

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Talking with Claudia Rankine

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Kris Hemensley on David Bromige

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Has flarf inspired mass media?

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Jim Carroll’s death
“leaves a void”

Farewell to “the snarl

Alternate lyrics

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Yoko Ono:
This much I know

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Close reading aloud
Louis Zukofsky

Zukofsky’s later short poems

Curtis Faville’s minimalism series

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CA Conrad & Frank Sherlock at Small Press Traffic

& September 26 in Philly

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Robert Kelly’s Cities

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In Pittsburgh, G-20 haiku

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Moe’s Books in Berkeley
turns 50

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The state of bookstores in Italy

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Brandon Brown & David Larsen
translating at Small Press Traffic

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Interviews with 8 Nigerian poets

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Abu Dhabi’s Millions’ Poet
prepares for 4th season

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13th Poetry Africa festival
set for October

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Poetry & plagiarism

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Tom Hibbard’s collection of
“Contemporary Political Poetry”
(which is 84% male!?!)

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Indian Women Poets,
1990 - 2007

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Reading Kafka makes you smarter

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Talking with C.S. Carrier

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The Booker prize judges
are “ignorant”

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Leg-Po

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Facebook vs. Danny’s Tavern

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
Fidel & Che

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Takamori Saigo’s last song

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The first line of every
JG Ballard short story

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Henry Gould’s “Human Manifesto”

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Talking with Tao Lin
(be sure to count the silverware)

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Kit Robinson’s Messianic Trees

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James Wagner:
a peak reading experience

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UC Press is having a huge sale
that includes many poetry books,
such as
The Age of Huts

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“Culture is the preservation of memory

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Talking with Anne Waldman

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A profile of Bob Kaufman

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Bernstein translates Baudelaire

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Mr. Keats & Ms. Brawne

Vincent Katz on Bright Star

Talking with Jane Campion

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“for the last month of his life
Marcel Proust subsisted entirely on beer”

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Matthew Klane’s B Meditations

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Talking with David Meltzer

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Walter Benn Michaels
“The Shape of the Signifier”
(reg. req.)

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Jean Valentine & Harryette Mullen
win top prizes from
Academy of American Poets

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Susana Nied & Daisy Fried
are among the winners at
Poetry

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Bukowski in love

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Walter Mosley
on the right to be happy

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Oprah picks Uwem Akpan

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September 29,
Charlie Plymell comes to Oswego

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Commemorating Elizabeth Gaskell

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“Ikea,
stop the Verdana madness!”

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Simon Singh & the cost of libel?

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Can The Lost Symbol save bookstores?

The first e-book to outsell hardcover?

The “fastest selling novel” in UK history

A journal of reading
The Lost Symbol

you don’t have to be a Freemason
to enjoy it
(although it wouldn’t hurt)”

How The Symbol gets it wrong

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Asus announces cheapest ebook reader
and it has two screens

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Google starts printing books

Justice Dept. opposes Google

Behind closed doors, everyone’s talking

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Will Amazon be the Wal-Mart of online commerce?

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CoralHub seeks to be India’s Amazon

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Trying to find the “freaks”

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A Better Pencil

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A profile of Djelloul Marbrook

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Atwood’s Flood

Jeanette Winterson on The Flood

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Books by the foot

Wonder Book
has lots of “interesting” variations
(e.g., academic paperbacks)¹

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Samuel Beckett in Vietnam

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Parenting with S.T. Coleridge

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Burying Yeats
(nearly 10 years late)

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Celebrating HG Wells

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The “best” Southern novels of all time

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Financial Lives of the Poets

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The Washington Post
has dropped poetry
from its print edition

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Jane Hirshfield explains “Optimism”

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Talking with Rachel McKibbens

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Delaware professor’s other job:
Ohio poet of the year

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Doctorow’s latest:
“sad and miserable”

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The case for Nabokov’s Mary

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Is Joyce for “ordinary folk”?

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Franz Wright’s “dark glamour”

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Joyce Carol Oates’ 57th novel

Oates on Shirley Jackson

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Darkness & the age of enlightenment
in Lorrie Moore’s
A Gate at the Stairs

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What to do in Banff in winter?

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The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard

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Rupert Murdoch:
the end of print
will mean the end of print unions

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Talking with Nicholson Baker

“Plums of poetry and the suspense of rhyme

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The reading series at
the 92nd Street Y in NYC

Better readings at
the Segue series
at the Bowery Poetry Club

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Yale’s retreat
from free speech

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Samuel Johnson, Superstar

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Andrew Zawacki’s
Petals of Zero, Petals of One

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Matthew Zapruder on becoming a poet

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Born liars, born writers?

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According to Ruskin,
the only comfort in life

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The Quietist literary seminar

Just how many Quietists show up on
SPD’s August/September poetry bestsellers?

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In what way is Frederick Seidel NOT
the Paris Hilton of his generation?

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Talking with Billy Collins

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Ted Kooser’s
“elegy…for all of us”

A collaboration between
Kooser & Jim Harrison

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Glyn Maxwell on praise poetry

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Longer lines lead to new perspective
for Louise Glück

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The uses of erotic poetry

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Anushka Anastasia Solomon:
Why I’m a poet

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Dylan Thomas,
the tourist industry

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Why the West of Ireland
attracts the arts

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The suicide club

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Morris Dickstein
on the one decade
in which he still feels comfortable

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Teodor Adorno’s
“The Essay as Form”
(reg. req.)

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Writing in teams
(code, that is)

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George Will takes aim at the NEA

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Who owns the X-men?

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Hogwarts, the theme park

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Pedro Costa at the Tate

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Faith, hope & Philip Guston

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Bruce Nauman
somewhere between
Ed Ruscha & Roberto Bolaño

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Sol Lewitt
comes to 59th St. / Columbus Circle

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The photography of Linda Butler

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Steve Earle & James Agee

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Bob Dylan & “Evil Flowers”

A show of Bob Dylan’s
large format acryllic paintings
scheduled in Denmark

Dylan does Christmas

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Rova’s
September – October newsletter

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September 27 @ the I-House in Philly:
The Oliver Lake Organ Quartet

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How the camera
impacts dance

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The last days of Dash Snow

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Art sprouts
in odd places

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David Byrne’s
Bicycle Diaries

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Ron Slate’s daughter, Jenny,
has gotten herself
into some serious trouble now

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Carl Jung’s Red Book
is finally to be published

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Fred Jameson’s “Future City”
(reg. req.)

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The night they re-read Minsky

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The name says it all:
Changing Universities

 

 

¹Thanks to Howard Junker
for such silliness!

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