Tuesday, November 17, 2009

 

Photo by Keith Tuma

Mark Weiss’ introduction to
The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry

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The drama of Jimmy Schuyler

9 unpublished poems by Schuyler

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Talking with Beverly Dahlen
(part one) (part two)

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Is Tim Gunn
the perfect literary critic?
(Stephen Burt tries to make it work)

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A profile of Keith Waldrop

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Rachel Blau DuPlessis
at Bard

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William Carlos Williams’ Poems (1910)
& other burnt books

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Rae Armantrout on NPR

Close-reading “New” from Versed

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Bob Perelman, Al Filreis & Ron Silliman
all talking with Robert Grenier

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Graham Foust:
Jack Spicer resisting print

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Small Press Traffic’s
lineup of events this fall
is the best I’ve seen in years
from any venue

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The Guardian
on Tao Lin’s
Shoplifting from American Apparrel:
“deliciously odd”

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Guess who authored
Karri Koko’s Next Work?

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The trouble with type

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Reliving the mimeo revolution

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H.D. & the image

An H.D. feature

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Avant-garde formalism

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The case for including
flarf & conceptual poetry
in the next economic stimulus package

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Three cheers for The New Sentence

Which you can obtain right here

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This Thursday in Boca Raton,
Barrett Watten

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The celeb poetry quiz

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This week’s
death-of-a-bookstore tale
involves 200 stores!!

How Waterstone’s killed bookselling

We did not!”

Spoonbill & Sugartown turns ten

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Using nationalism to save a bookstore

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Jonathan Lethem’s own bookstore

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The publisher’s enemy
(hint: it’s not Jeff Bezos)

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A win for the stacks

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Why Chinua Achebe
is still the father of African fiction

No I’m not

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What does risk encompass in a poem?

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Terrible poetry jokes

More terrible poetry jokes

Even worse poetry jokes

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An obit for Donald Harington,
“Ozark Surrealist”

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Mahmoud Darwish’s translations live on

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American Poetry after 1975” –
a special issue of boundary 2
edited by Charles Bernstein

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Beckett the tinkerer (part two)

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Mun Dok-su’s Postman

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Gina Myers’ A Model Year

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Best books of 2009” –
the No Tell Motel lists

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The 100 Books
That Defined the Noughties”

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Dennis Cooper,
talking & reading

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Terrance Hayes,
painter as well as poet

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Google revises its book deal

Details of the (new) deal

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Fighting for
Carol Ann Duffy’s banned poem

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The Siegfried Sassoon Collection

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One more reason
not to trust
reader reviews

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Wordnik

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Talking with Wu Ming,
sort of

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Wednesday at St. Marks:
Kit Robinson & Ted Greenwald

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Churchill, Hemingway, Burgess
flunk computerized exams

Dickens & Austen do no better

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Anne Bradstreet:
“To My Dear and Loving Husband”

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The “dynamic turn”
in cognitive linguistics

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Talking with Graham Masterton
about William Burroughs

William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac
& the “gay panic” defense

Bill Burroughs & the history of junk

Norman Mailer & William Burroughs

The myths & manuscripts of
Naked Lunch

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Justice Kennedy (mis)interprets the passive

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John Taggart’s Unveil

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Poetry Review’s ahistorical history

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Stephen King’s
Under the Dome

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Russell Brand & Katy Perry
do Edward Lear

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Nabokov’s Laura:
From Humbert Humbert to Hubert Hubert?

Nabokov’s dream book

Martin Amis:
A genius in decline

A curiosity for the completist

The reviews pour in

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Little videos of
Jennifer Bartlett & Bill Kushner

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The Internet Archive

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The Acorn Book of Contemporary Haiku

& a haiku registry

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The Historical Thesaurus of English

The Thesaurus of Old English

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Creeley as typesetter

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On shelving books

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Good local newspapers are worth saving,
but not these

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Talking with Damion Searls
about Thoreau’s Journal

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Anger metaphors in English

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Hay(na)ku

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Poetry in motion

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Talking with James Galvin

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The “essays” of Wallace Shawn

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Robert Frost on campus

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Not Much Fun:
The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker

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Here comes Philcon

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Relearning your library

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Death masks of Keats, Blake, Dante,
& maybe Ben Johnson

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Words in brains

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A new Paul Auster

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Revision & identity
in the early work of Joyce

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Opacity is not the problem

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A skeptic’s view
of Zukofsky’s “A”

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Paul Zukofsky,
meet Rupert Murdoch

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Carl Sandburg & John Crowe Ransom
in the Virginia Quarterly Review

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Soul-searching in Shakespeare

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How to write badly well

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How memoirs
overtook the literary world

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Reading James Dickey
on Veterans’ Day

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Provincetown poet
lands in Poets Corner
@ the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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Gopi Warrier’s
Varaha – The Secret Evolution

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One Fast Move
& you’re a dreadful movie

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Talking with Jeanette Winterson

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Lamb & Donne

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Talking with James Ellroy

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The best book you never read:
a (consciously) conservative reading list

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Talking with Robert Pinsky

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Rethinking synonymy

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4 poets walking:
Fanny Howe @ Oxford
W.S. Di Piero in San Francisco
Kay Ryan in Marin County
Peter Cole in Jerusalem

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Must Read: GirlDrive

Feminist road-trippin’

Truthout on GirlDrive

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Maya Angelou:
“Fine as wine in the summertime”

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Dave Eggers on Kurt Vonnegut

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A John Ashbery parody
that’s not quite as funny
as it thinks it is

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The pirate Prufrock

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Jung at heart

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From Here to Eternity’s
gay storyline

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The most widely read woman in America

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Philosopher Nazi?

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The Matrix
as a Charlie Chaplin short

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Winnie-the-Pooh
goes to court

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Rudy Wurlitzer’s revival

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Judith Malina on
The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater,
1945-1985

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An improbable As You Like It
takes shape

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Anne Carson’s
Cassandra Float Can

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Tony Trehy explains all

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Cool Men in a Golden Age:
Alfred Leslie & Frank O’Hara

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Martha Buskirk’s
The Contingent Object
of Contemporary Art
(reg. req.)

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Same-sex couples
making marks as arts donors

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Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc
(reg. req.)

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Publish or perish

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The photography of Jonathan Williams

An amazing Jonathan Williams feature

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Damien Hirst:
“Anyone can be Rembrandt”

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Arthur Danto’s “The End of Art:
A Philosophical Defense”
(reg. req.)

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Isabel Rucker’s long, long memoir

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Why hasn’t Tracey Emin
crossed the big pond?

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The 11th International
Collage Exhibition & Exchange

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A party for the new Barnes

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Polish art on tour

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The painter of writers’ portraits
you already know

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Cornelius Cardew:
Stockhausen Serves Imperialism
(reg. req.)

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Beatles’ ©s down the legal rabbit hole

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Green Day to Broadway

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Why computer music sucks
(reg. req.)

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“thousands of shows
have curdled his voice
into a viscous, gut-shot croak

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Scratch Orchestra scores
(reg. req.)

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Kris Kristofferson, poet?

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Rockpile comes to Chi-town,
Nov. 19

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Art D’Lugoff has died
& with him, The Village Gate

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The clues in Synecdoche, New York

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Ludwig Wittgenstein:
Philosophical Investigations
(reg. req.)

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Adam Savage on obsession
(yes, that Adam Savage)

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Remembering Roland Barthes

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Talking with Slavoj Žižek

Žižek on the fall of the wall

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Malcolm X was bisexual,
get over it

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Talking with Noam Chomsky

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