Tuesday, October 27, 2009

 

Rae Armantrout’s poetry

Entertainment Weekly
on the National Book Award

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Eileen Myles talks with CA Conrad

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Rachel Zolf:
the MFA as an institution
within larger state apparatuses

Tendencies begins
Oct. 29 @ CUNY
with Zolf, Robert Glück & Trish Salah

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Paul Vangelisti talks with Mary de Rachelwiltz

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Federal Trade Commission
identifies a threat:
book bloggers

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Ray DiPalma:
The Ancient Use of Stone

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Digging Lorca

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SF Chronicle’s obit
of Lenore Kandel

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Philip Lamantia’s impact

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Close reading aloud:
Barbara Guest

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A great interview with Harry Northup

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Is publishing dying?

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Walt Whitman
& the “most offensive”
commercial ever produced

Sinatra beats out
Whitman

– also Einstein –
for dorm at Montclair State
(good thing Tony Soprano wasn’t eligible)

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The Noun Game
& the clash of civilizations

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The Eaters of the Living
have eaten the prize

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Barnes & Noble
unveils “the nook

The Nook of Doom

e-book fans keep format
in spotlight

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Rob Halpern
on Baudelaire’s prose poems
as social hieroglyphs

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Michael O’Keefe’s
Swimming from Under My Father

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George Oppen
on the Great Recession of ’08 & ‘09

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Nick Piombino on David Bromige

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Talking with Reb Livingston

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Magical Puppy
on hybrid poetics

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Jeanette Winterson:
In praise of the crack-up

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Tom Devaney
on Poe’s madmen

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Rapping in Japanese

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Using poetry to preserve culture

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A small press store online

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Bookfair fires official
for approach to Chinese

China complains
Google violates ©

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Cape Ann Museum
is looking for Olson’s letters
(scroll down)

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Kitsch in poetry

Serious kitsch

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Talking with Richard Wilbur

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Erica Jong:
Big News: Women can Write!

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Book reviewer quits over
increasing sexist violence

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez
under surveillance

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Régis Bonvicino
talking with Charles Bernstein

& reading (with translations)

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LA bookstores adopting Twitter

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Misremembering Jack Kerouac

Kerouac’s attempt
to escape the hype
is now a deluxe box set

Kerouac’s Big Sur

Setting Big Sur to music

Jack’s back

Jack’s Last Call

Beat Tangiers today

Meanwhile, on Desolation Peak

Saint Pete, Florida
“a good place
to come to die”

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James Wright, Jack Kerouac, John Keats

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Kate Durbin’s book launch for
The Ravenous Audience

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Mark Woods on Raymond Federman

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Proust’s overcoats

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The menace of the public option
(libraries, that is)

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Crowdsourcing Coraline

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Emily Dickinson goes to war

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Poetry & gunfire in Cincinnati

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Saudi journalists sentenced
to the lash
for discussing sex

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350 Poems
very quickly became
an extraordinary anthology

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A price war on books

ABA calls for Justice Dept. investigation

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What to do with
all these books?

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Spidertangle Gallery

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The New Sentence,
23 years in print,
turns up on a best-seller list

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The intro to How Words Mean

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The most annoying word

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Music in the work of Matthew Shenoda

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Moral panic & © wars

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A challenge to Paul Zukofsky

& another

Some details

& some questions

A sad prediction

All of “A” as a PDF

EZ PZ,
a
movie translating Paul’s folly

& a play

PZ is not alone

Paul Zukofsky
may have sex with reptiles”

Just add animals

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Sense and Sensibility
and Sea Monsters

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Reinventing Alice

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Galsworthy’s hot,
Joyce is not

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What celebrity novels tell us

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Tony Harrison:
my heroes

Tony Harrison, John Keats
& class resentment

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Any word on how
the &Now Conference went?

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Sherman Alexie without borders

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Cavafy fades in Alexandria

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Marie NDiaye
favored to capture Goncourt

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Lyrical/electric conceptualism

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The Poet of Baghdad

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Wikia + MagCloud =
the future of the magazine?

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Poet booted from J-Street
for comparing
Guantanamo to Auschwitz

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John Gallaher’s Guidebook poems

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Introducing
Christopher Nealon & Catherine Wagner

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Mark Young & Ross Brighton

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Nabokov’s last twist

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The New Romantics –
panel & reading
for Poems for the Millennium, vol. 3

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The Poets’ Cookbook
in action

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Rewriting Moby Dick
in emoticons

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The Christian politics
of T.S. Eliot

The continuing popularity of
The Waste Land

Protecting Nayland Rock shelter

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2 Irish poets
on the Eliot Prize shortlist

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Flarf & intention

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Gary Fitzgerald:
This I Believe

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Israel & Germany
fight over Kafka

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Roman Jakobson
on metaphor & metonymy

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3 new books
by or about
Rilke

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Poe’s balloon hoax

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Melissa Friedling is to poetry
what Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking”
is to civics & current events

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A panel on the Philadelphia
poetry scene

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Memories of the Future

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Carol Ann Duffy:
“I write best in chaos”

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Project Censored’s
new top ten list

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Peter Ganick’s
Remove a Concept –
3 volumes (921 pp.)
available for purchase,
download or to be read online
(vol. 1) (vol. 2) (vol. 3)

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Australia’s
most prolific poet

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Charlie Simic
runs into students
smarter than he is

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Nicholson Baker,
the antagonist protagonist

“You can learn a lot
from a man’s shelves

Blame it on poetry

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Performance poetry is less obscure
and has a three-minute time limit”

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Dawn Lundy Martin
shuffling through her reading

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Talking with Jericho Brown

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Cal Bedient’s Days of Unwilling

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Seth Abramson’s MFA rankings:
predicated on bogus methodology?

Vanderbilt:
We’re # 18!

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Jean Rhys,
drunk & disorderly

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Is that a poem in your pocket?

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Knut Hamsun,
Hitler’s novelist

Nobel laureates in literature:
the good, the bad, the Nazi

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Herta so good

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Orhan Pamuk’s
The Museum of Innocence

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Poetry & community colleges

The Community College Poetry Project

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Midwest Studies in Philosophy
devotes its current number to poetry

Poetry & Abstract Thought

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Carl Sandburg’s school grades
(plus those for Bonzo co-star)

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Restoring Joaquin Miller’s “abbey”

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Patricia Carlin’s Quantum Jitters

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Chronic City

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Harlan Ellison
reviewing Slaughterhouse Five

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Cathy Coleman’s
Beauty’s Tattoo

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Buying spree
leads to
big pile o’ books

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Another Roth embarrassment

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Il Moto Poeta

Frederick Seidel reading

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Printmaking + poetry
@ Wellesley

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When did “Brechtian
become a dirty word?

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Furloughing free speech

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Reading the bees

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Memory ≠understanding

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Girldrive:
starred review in Publisher’s Weekly

Launching the book
at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn,
Friday, Oct. 30

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Barry Schwabsky on Thomas Demand:
“RTFM!”

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Rocco Landesman speaks

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Nicola Calas:
nomad as surrealist

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The Intimacies Project,
live from
Port Authority

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Leonard Cohen:
Waiting for the Miracle

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Maryanne Amacher has died

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Not quite the Traveling Wilburys

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The jazz photographs of W. Eugene Smith

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The meaning of music
(to be continued)

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Henri Fantin-Latour in Madrid

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The opera Handel
didn’t know he wrote

The yoke’s on him
(note the sign language)

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Wynton Marsalis to receive
French Legion of Honor

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Check out the feature on
Toni Simon

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The Barnes is dead,
long live the Barnes

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I paint for the survivors

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Ruth Duckworth has died

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Tom Clark on Joseph Cornell

& on Hans Bellmer

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Two cheers for socialist realism

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Not Indian art

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Irving Penn:
thoughts at the end

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The God of R. Crumb

& all that sex

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Ryan Trecartin
wins Wolgin Prize

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LAPD’s piggy public art

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PS 1 names new director

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London arts nominee vetoed

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5 short plays by Tony Kushner

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Rembrandt’s J’Accuse

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Jane Campion:
“I was terrified of poetry”
(it shows)

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Polanski:
the victim’s words

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Moving the Abbey Theatre

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The end of American architecture

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Every issue of LIFE magazine

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How the mind creates time

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Get well, Todd Swift!!

You too, Jonathan Greene

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