Wednesday, December 23, 2009

 

Photo of Karen Finley by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Women of the Avant-Garde:
2 podcasts from Ubuweb (via Harriet)
(part 1) (part 2)

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Talking with Jordan Davis

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Peter Watts,
beaten & busted at the US border

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The Journal of British & Irish
Innovative Poetry
Birkbeck launch event’s
talks by Andrea Brady,
Caroline Bergvall & Robert Hampson

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Prismatic Publics
4 generations of Canadian
post-avant feminism

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Ron Silliman & the Future of Poetry”

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I’m makin’ a list
& I’m checking it twice…

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The Christmas tree in literature

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Wayne Wang & Paul Auster:
Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story

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Readings from
Does the Secret Mind Whisper?
A Celebration of Bob Kaufman

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Talking with Lydia Davis

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Ken Irby & Ironquill

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Rosmarie Waldrop on George Oppen

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Rexroth & Zukofsky

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Remembering Carl Rakosi

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Nostalgia & enunciation
in the work of Basil Bunting

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I whale, you Ahab

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That old punster, Ho Chi Minh

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“What is my poem’s carbon footprint? ”

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Writing in trains

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Most popular PoemTalks

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What’s the buzzword for 2009?

Best neologisms of the decade --
meh

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Roman Jakobson:
“Linguistics & Poetics”
(reg. req.)

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Lorca’s grave turns up empty

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Talking with Orhan Pamuk

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Dick of the Dead,
our guide to the underworld

Opening with your strongest poem

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Poetry on the train in Jakarta

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Being a white reader
of African-American poetry

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20 Poems of Georg Trakl
chosen & tranlated by
James Wright & Robert Bly

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The Harryette Mullen translation game

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Best translated book award: poetry

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Books that get translated

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Philosophy prof won’t go to jail
for unauthorized Derrida translations

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David Foster Wallace grammar challenge

Where Infinite Jest is a best seller

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2 bad-ass anthologies

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The relentless pursuit of beauty:
Ed Snow’s Rilke

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Making rare books fun

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Dickinson’s vispo

“Dickinson is not a zombie!”

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Milorad Pavić has died

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Thom Donovan
on the poetics of sight

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Fady Joudah on Mahmoud Darwish

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Talking with Terry Pratchett

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Reading Agatha Christie
in search of alzheimer’s

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The correspondence of
Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright

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Top row poetics

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Inhabiting the poem

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Correction of the Year
is itself imperfect

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Looking for Walt Whitman in Camden

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2 books by Dan Beachy-Quick

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Ted Burke’s
“Best Books of the Decade”

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A look back at the noughties

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SPD’s best selling poetry for ‘09

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10 Canadian poetry volumes
for the 21st century

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No poetry from Library Journal’s
best books of ought-nine
(but a thriller from the author of
The Poet!)

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Best Poetry of the Year
from the Poetry Foundation Staff

Best Poetry Books,”
The SF Chronicle selection

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The year in British Quietism
was downright noisy

& some just for Christmas

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Poetry best-sellers of 2009

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Best unread books of the decade”

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What The New Yorker crowd read in ‘09
(Muldoon recommends Waldrop’s Baudelaire)

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A decade in books”

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Just how bad was this decade for books?

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The sexiest poem of the year

Frank Sherlock’s “Over Here

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Top Ten Mystery Lists
(multiple)
Summer Brenner’s I-5 is on lots of them

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The Village Voice list

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Your best books of ‘09”

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Twinkle, twinkle, School of Q…

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Talking with Mike Young

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11 best book cases

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Vernon Frazer’s
Improvisations,
all 699 pages thereof

Much of Frazer’s work is downloadable
or can be ordered here

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Chinua Achebe:
The Education of a British-Protected Child

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The battle for Troy
over Homer’s ghosts

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What happens when you say “Lolita”?

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Reviews of books
on literature & war

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Gertrude Stein
in the Picasso Room

@ the Philly Museum of Art
January 3

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The good, the bad, the “good bad

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The body as text

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Edward P. Jones:
from MFA to Pulitzer in 22 years

All Aunt Hagar’s Children

The stories of Edward P. Jones

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United States Artists’ grants announced

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3-minute poetry

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A snarky digest of
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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Of Dogtown

Excerpt

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The great Poe debate continues

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No pantheon for Camus

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Tips on writing from Dr. Seuss

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Walcott gets his poetry professorship

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A poem is not a puddle

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The mask of Dickens

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The Robert Burns Zombie Cottage

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Restoring Samuel Johnson

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Talking with John Balaban

W.D. Ehrhert:
“Words for John Balaban”

An appreciation of John Balaban

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Jura whisky releases a book by John Burnside

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Not a brooding poet
claims Simon Armitage

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Charlie Simic:
poetry in bed, prose at the desk

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Donne’s Holy Sonnets
are 400 years old

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Charles Wright reading

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Jeanette Winterson on Patricia Highsmith

Jonathan Lethem on Highsmith

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The poetics of resentment

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Reading can change your brain

Readers born vs. readers made

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The featured author is the new
Ekleksographia
is Jack Foley

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Why Kafka’s manuscripts
still speak volumes

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In the West Village
Left Bank Books
may yet survive

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Despairing video-game poetry

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What is a story worth?

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Court to Google:
stop scanning French books

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Publishers fight the future

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Stephen Covey bypasses publishers,
sells e-rights straight to Amazon

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Random’s retro rights grab

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Should e-books be copy protected?

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E-book naming conventions

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Late fees for the Nook

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Editor & Publisher
will publish in January,
but that may be it

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10 resolutions for journalism in 2010

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Dave Eggers saves journalism

Or maybe not

Seriously not

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The last chapter for Borders UK

Books Etc founders attend the wake

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Out in the West Texas town of Laredo
there’s not a bookstore anywhere in sight

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David Kipen’s exit interview

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Connecting to writing in new ways

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Twitterature

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Some new Celan translations

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Download all of Dee Sunshine’s books for free

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Coming in February:
John Ashbery at the 92nd St. Y
with Marcella Durand, John Gallaher & Robert Elstein

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Fred Chappell & Robert Morgan

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e-reading Emerson

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A history of Charis Books in Atlanta

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Talking with Adelle Stripe & Darran Anderson

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In Faber & Faber’s archives

There never was a second Faber

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Overdue book returned
99 years later

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Anarchy at the NYPL

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The fetish of hard copy

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America’s great poetic visionary

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Chaucer for dummies

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Stealing words from Auschwitz

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Jack Spicer’s Young Goodman Brown

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Richard Hugo in Italy

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Pedro Pietri’s The Masses are Asses

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Anne Waldman’s
Red Noir
adapted & directed by
Judith Malina
@ the Living Theater

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Steve Benson’s
Views of Communist China

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Rain Taxi’s
annual auction is under way!

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Silver linings in NEA audience survey

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Maggie O’Sullivan:
visual works 1972 – 1995

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Erwin Panofsky:
On the Relationship of Art History & Art Theory
(reg. req.)

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Schwabsky on abstraction

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Manny Radnitzky of Philadelphia
& who he became

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LA Times’
10 most fascinating museum shows of ‘09

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Talking with Arthur Danto

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Making art in Kibera

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Carmen Herrera & the love of a straight line

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Starkers in Ashland

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The architecture of paper

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Talking with Tosh Berman

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“Picasso, I want my face back

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The Malibu rock

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The Birth & Death of the Cool

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Close reading Kind of Blue

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An Appointment with Mr. Yeats

Celebrating the Waterboys

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The CFO with her banjo & her Grammy

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The latest impossible Terry Gilliam film

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Patti Smith, the movie

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Obama’s arts policy – the word is caution

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Women of the Year

3 books that rethink feminism

A feminist “weekly reader

The “Nancy Meyers Effect

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Evangelicals as intellectuals

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Redicovering democratic Leninism

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What it’s like
in all the other universes

Multiverse

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The man who refused the Fields Medal

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Did the west invent Arab homosexuality?

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What the future looks like

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But, until then,
the designers for next season’s
Project Runway
(starting Jan. 14)

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It would appear
that Saturday’s “Walking Poem”
may have been written by
Dr. Hugo Heyrman

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