Thursday, December 03, 2009

 


Michael & Flynn Lally (Photo © Star Black)

I’m happy to see that
Michael Lally
has been blogging
about the effects of
brain surgery

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Geoffrey Gatza’s Thanksgiving Feast
menu poem extravaganza
this year is dedicated to
C.D. Wright

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The Mottram Effect

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Q, W & X
are still illegal in Turkey

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Pogsound:
a great archive of readings in Tucson

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kari edwards’ Bharat jiva

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2009 George Oppen Memorial Lecture:
Rosmarie Waldrop
San Francisco, Dec. 16

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Mlinko’s Rilke

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Laura Elrick’s Stalk
Dec. 10 in NYC

Poetry, Ecology,
and the Reappropriation
of Lived Space

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Ray DiPalma’s The Ancient Use of Stone

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Homophoning
“Jack & Jill” into French
back in the 18th Century

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Talking with Sara Larsen & David Brazil
about one little mag I’ve never seen

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An all-women shortlist
for BBC short story prize

As compared to
“a literary sausage party

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Poetry as Power:
The Dynamics of Cognitive Poetics
as a Scientific & Literary Paradigm
(reg. req.)

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Confetti allegiance

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Google has digitized
10,000,000 books

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SPD’s annual open house
is December 6 -
20-50% off all books!
Hundreds of Buck-a-Book $1 books!
Plus readings & a poetry trading post

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MacDiarmid’s muse’s menu

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Talking with Andrei Codrescu

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Don DeLillo’s “Midnight in Dostoevsky

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Close reading aloud Vachel Lindsay

Vachel Lindsay reading

Lindsay as a sound poet:
Mysterious Cat

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Who’s been eating my Naked Lunch?

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Englynion
Britain’s answer to the haiku

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Brenda Hillman
at Open Books
in Seattle

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The fate of
The Northwest Review

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Is sending Catullus a form of assault?

Wikipedia’s translation

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Omniglot

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Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun –
a Ulysses for sci-fi?

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Tweets lead to hard time
for Roger Avary

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The demise of Borders
is not the end of bookselling
in the UK

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The top word for 2009?

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Philip Levine
on Robert Lowell & John Berryman

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2010 Library of Congress
radio lineup announced

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Finding Darwin on the toilet

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Only 2 books of poetry
both Quietist –
make The NY Times
notable books of 2009

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Prognosticating e-books for 2010

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Christian Peet’s Big American Trip

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Bringing back Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

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&s in court

What’s new with the font freaks

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Dickens edits Dickens

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The poetry poll
with the worst taste

Almost as bad

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The Bad Sex prize goes to
an American in Paris

Why they call it a “short list”

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Charles Simic on being homeless

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James Wood on Paul Auster

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A year to die for

Yours truly
at Poe’s tomb

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An obit for Marcel

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Yang Xianyi has died

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What killed Jane Austen?

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Yeats’ Blake
(reg. req.)

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Talking with Cormac McCarthy

Want to buy McCarthy’s typewriter?

Bid here

The Road
is too faithful to the book

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Collectible typewriters

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Or you could buy some Baudelaire
(including a suicide note)

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Here come the interCaps
(as those of us
at ComputerLand called them
in the 1980s)

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Walter Benjamin & Bertholt Brecht

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A short history of hello

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Who’s afraid of the big bad Whorf?
(reg. req.)

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When Roald Dahl
became a children’s author

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Finding the right readers

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Brad Leithauser’s The Art Student’s War

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Alice Munro’s Object Lesson

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Phillip Lopate:
My favorite book from 2009

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Novica Tadić’s Dark Things

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Vonnegut’s letter home

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What we talk about
when we talk about
style

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The library in a phone booth

Libraries should sell books

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Translating Tolstoy

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Jonathan Franzen:
Germany is like my parents

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Stendahl arrives on the web

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Washington Post
closes all domestic bureaus

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Zadie Smith
changes her mind
(& genre)

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Three of the world’s top 5 Scrabble players
are Thai

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Ian McEwan:
“The Use of Poetry”

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Michael Wood on Eliot’s letters

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The Bolaño Myth
& the Backlash Cycle

Some stray questions
for Roberto Bolaño

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Terry Pratchett’s jokes

Unseen Academicals

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James Ellroy,
tenuously reformed pervert

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Writing about writers

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Burns’ legacy “burns on”

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Franz Wright’s Wheeling Motel

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Eponyms Я Them

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“50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,”
starting with the Dali Lama & Christian Bök

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Feminist Review on GirlDrive

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The death of cool

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Some books that inspired musicians

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The Rockpile files

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Jack Kerouac sings
Ain’t We Got Fun

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Examining “Your Love” by The Outfield

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Bess Lomax Hawes has died

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Some rare clips of Bob Dylan’s Hard Rain

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Ten great singers
who can’t sing

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Satchmo & the Jews

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Vijay Iyer’s Historicity

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Art of the bar code

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The visual art of Yedda Morrison

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The disappearance of Ford Beckman

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Edward Keinholz
& the sex trade
at the National Gallery

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Manga at the British Museum

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Artist whose medium
is hardware store windows

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Social painting” at Art Jamming

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Poetography

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Prison photography

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Robert Frank:
never on time

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Andy Warhol never died

Warhol’s screenwriter

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Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art

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Renzo Piano:
the architect as pirate

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Cultural Cognition
as a Conception
of the Cultural Theory of Risk

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Big Media gets quite a bit bigger

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What is living & what is dead in
social democracy

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