Tuesday, December 08, 2009

 

Photo by Ben Friedlander

Reading Carla Harryman

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Travis Nichols:
This is Your Brain on Poetry

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Rachel Blau DuPlessis on Lorine Niedecker

DuPlessis on how
Pound managed a “muse”

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Strictly speaking on Caroline Bergvall

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Geof Huth
on a reading by
Lynn Behrendt, Anne Gorick,
Deborah Poe & Kate Greenstreet
with recordings by each

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The Threads Talk Series
on the book arts

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“Poets, really, they’re the laziest, stupidest people I know”

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Christian Bök & Carmine Starmino:
The Cage Match of Canadian Poetry

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Edwin Torres on Viva Futurism!

Buffer Zone Galactica

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Gerrit Lansing’s journal Set
available for download

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John Ashbery’s Planisphere

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Charles Bernstein’s Republics of Poetry

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Busting the chauffeur of Kenward Elmslie

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An NPR profile of Keith Waldrop

“If transcendental immanence were possible,
it would be because
Keith Waldrop had invented it…”

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Talking with Ron Padgett

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Is this the only reading by
Ronald Johnson
ever recorded?

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Michelle Tea on Kevin Killian

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A reading & talk by Robert Glück

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Rae Armantrout & Fanny Howe

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Marianne Moore on animals

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The poems of Eugene Field

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Typebound:
books as sculpture,
typewriter poems

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Darwish’s map

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3 readings by Christopher Dewdney

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Talking with Tao Lin

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Leevi Lehto’s Lake Onega & Other Poems

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I cLebr8 myself

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Pierre Joris,
remembering Robert Creeley

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A forgotten manifesto from the 1960s

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More Naked Lunch

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The semantic limitations of visual poetry

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Anselm Berrigan: “Reading Habits”
Part I, II, III
(part II is Gloria Frym’s response,
a talk she gave at Chautauqua in 1996)

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Victor Shklovsky:
“Art as Technique”
(reg. req.)

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Dmitri Golynko
talking with Charles Bernstein

Transcript of the conversation

Golynko reading

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Remembering Miklos Radnoti

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From an opera on
the Battle of Seattle

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Cavafy’s Collected Poems

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Descent & transcendence
in African-American poetry

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Nobody fathered
contemporary African literature

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Theoretically unpublishable works
all published here
(Full disclosure: I declined to participate
since I don’t believe this category really exists)

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An open letter to Kent Johnson
on the subject of Boston
having “fallen into the sea”

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Poetic economies of performance

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Is BlazeVOX the Sub Pop of poetry?

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Can experimental poetry save the earth?

Yes, says John Kinsella

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A tale of 2 archives:
Poetry Archive’s Basil Bunting page
& that of PennSound

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The Mexican journal
Luvina
devotes its current issue
to the poets of LA

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Poetry & advertising

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Sophie Robinson & Nick Thurston
at The Other Room

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Leigh Davis
wins New Zealand’s
Kathleen Grattan Award

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Basil King reading
at the Side Walk Café in NYC

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Jose Emilio Pacheco wins Cervantes Prize

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LRL #4 has a big John Taggart feature

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Doug Messerli on Robin Blaser

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Are e-books the end of great writing?

What good is Kindle
without Dan Brown or Philip Roth?

The Atlantic turns to Kindle

Plan to sell Sony e-books
thru indie bookshops falters

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Emily Critchley on Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson: Dispatch from Jouhet

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Going to Tulsa for Alice

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Giuseppe Mazzotta:
Introduction to Dante

The full course

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Remembering Larry Eigner

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Tina Darragh & Marcella Durand

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Farrah Field’s Rising

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Talking with John Yau

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Beyond Neruda (Huerta & Bolaño)

Pablo Neruda’s seashells

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Finally, Whitman’s Camden home is a landmark

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3 poems by Nakahara Chuya
translated by Jerry Rothenberg & Yasuhiro Yotsumoto

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Divya Victor’s Sutures

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The insult of slang

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Eggcorn

think and thin

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Universities won’t save journalism

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The future of literary magazines

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Poetry in new media

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Can libraries be saved?

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Cormac McCarthy’s Lettera 32 Olivetti
brings $254,500

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Response to Bromige & Denner’s Spade

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A look back at Jack Kerouac

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Norma Cole’s Do the Monkey

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Gardner & Gass

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Jessica Wilkinson on Susan Howe

Howe’s Poems Found in a Pioneer Museum

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Stephen Spender, poet as printer
(part I) (part II)

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Haiku & its related forms

Haiku in the snow

William Appel
wins this year’s Haiku Challenge

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Metaphor & Iconicity

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School snubs poet over body of work

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Fact vs. fiction in Machado de Assis

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60 years of
National Book Award novels

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Philip Roth & “Stupidity’s Progress”

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W.S. Merwin’s “pure poetry”

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Translation now?
Admit the chaos

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The NY Times’ notable book list
keeps it local (and corporate)
(and, for the most part, hardback)

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D.A. Powell, Louise Glück & the Bible
make LA Times 2009
“favorite fiction” list

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The library of Paddy McGuinness

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Reflections on the First International
Poetic Ecologies Conference

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Pynchon’s California novels

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Drunk Sonnets vs. flarf

Appropriation, intertext & authorship
in 21st Century poetry

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The Poetry Bomb

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Paul Chowder’s presumptions

Nicholson Baker grows up

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Paula Bohince’s
Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods

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Ken Tucker
on H.L Hix & David Lehman

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Talking with Kassia Krozser
of BookSquare

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James Hoch’s Miscreants

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Robert Holdstock has died

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Walter Grallert has died

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Heaney:
Plant Hughes in the Poets’ Corner

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The Nabokov you weren’t supposed to read

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The value of hard copy

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A shopper’s guide to e- book readers

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Talking with Mark Coker
of Smashwords

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Katie Ford’s Colosseum

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Lethem skewers Manhattan

Lethem’s
The Ecstasy of Influence – A Plagiarism
(reg. req.)

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3 Peter Ganick works
“embodying contemporary literary theory”

tend. field. (a philosophy enters…)

apparitional corsairs.

structure of experience

(reg. req. for all 3)

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Can poetry mutter?
(A look back 15 years later)
Parts I, II, III, IV

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Geoffrey Hill’s Selected Poems

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Sarkozy honors Camus

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The price on Poe

“The black tulip of American lit”

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Larry Levis remembered

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Going negative
on David Lehman’s dismissal
of “Going Negative”

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Peter Campion’s The Lions

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The San Francisco Chronicle’s
poetry gift guide

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Ken Kesey on the lam

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Talking with Caroline Leavitt

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Larkin loved mum & dad, really

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Victoria Chang’s Salvinia Molesta

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Gascoine’s “Lullaby”

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Anne Atick:
How It Was:
A Memoir of Samuel Beckett
(reg. req.)

Andrew Gibson:
Beckett and Badiou

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The poems of Al-Saddiq AlRaddi
as a book, PDF download or podcast,
each in two languages

Plus 10 other bilingual books
available in bound or PDF formats

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Altered signs

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Anna Journey’s
If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting

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Feminist Road Trip Uncovers Girl Power”

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Gravity’s Rainbow and The Spiral Jetty
(reg. req.)

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Just in time for the holidays:
snow globes of the deadly sins

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When cartoons kill

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Judith Butler:
“Torture and the Ethics of Photography”
(reg. req.)

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Chaim Gross:
The Body, In Pieces

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Vermeer’s Milkmaid at the Met

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Andy Warhol’s “Red Portraits”

Warhol ruptured all of art history.”

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Pat Steir:
Self-Portrait 1987-2009

David Carrier on Pat Steir

Anne Waldman & John Yau
reading for Pat Steir
Dec. 13 @ 4 PM

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The decade in art

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Museum shortfall derails Koons

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Anish Kapoor’s Memory

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Confusion of the Senses

The “state of unreal

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Hal Foster:
“An Archival Impulse”

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Painting, Paris & the will to power

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The Whitney’s web redesign
almost works

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A recommendation of
David Rawlings
that I will second

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Remembering Bess Lomax Hawes

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Annie Gosfield:
Advice to a Young Composer

Talking with Annie Gosfield

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Harry Northup
on being at Altamont
40 years ago this week

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The “imprisoned birdsongs”
of Thelonious Monk

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John Gallaher’s
Morton Feldman files:
(on art vs. craft)
(Give My Regards to Eighth Street)

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The Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra

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Queering the Pitch:
New Gay & Lesbian Musicology
(reg. req.)

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The last of the Clancy brothers, Liam, has died

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Setting Yeats to music

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A home in Park Slope, Brooklyn

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Rinde Eckert’s Orpheus X

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Tony Kushner on climate change

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The decline of Cornell West

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Jennifer Bartlett
on mothering as a rebellious act

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David Bell
on Manuel Castells & Donna Haraway
(reg. req.)

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Ales Debeljak:
In Praise of Hybridity

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Chris Lott’s
Closing the Gutenberg Parenthesis

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Nightmare of the Great White

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Editors at Wikipedia are bailing

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Talking with Ayn Rand

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The new issue of
The Continental Review
offers lots to see & think about

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ArtCritical

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Tiger Woods
promotes a physics text
the hard way

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