Friday, February 20, 2009

 

Juliana Spahr:
“The Incinerator”

Lana Turner,
new kid on the block

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An 11-year-old poet
takes on the Taliban

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A new chapter for Robin’s Books

In Madison, bookstores fight back

In Ann Arbor, Shaman Drum struggles to survive

A campaign in Shorewood, WI to
have the city buy
the bookstore

Used bookstores carry on

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Kit Robinson’s Messianic Trees

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Rachel Blau DuPlessis
introduces The Alphabet
(MP3)

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Why hasn’t John Ashbery
ever received
the National Medal for the Arts?

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Poets in Kenya
have discovered blogging

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A profile of Richard Deming

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Dubai bans an author

Atwood boycotts Dubai

An interview with Ali Al Sha’ali

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Writer stabbed at reading in Beijing

More questions than answers
in the stabbing of
Xu Lai

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Nikki Giovanni on Bill Moyers’ Journal

A mellower Giovanni

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Kenneth Irby’s Studies:
Cuts, Shots, Takes

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Jean Vengua’s Prau

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Laura Moriarty’s account
of the AWP

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Strange bedfellows in
American Hybrid

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Alex Davies
on naming & categories
in poetry
(PDF)

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Dan Wilcox
on chapbooks
in the Albany, NY scene

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Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov
& the war now

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Videos from John Ashbery,
Michael Palmer & Fanny Howe

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Poems for the Millennium: Vol. 3

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The economics of Poetry

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Mae Winkler Goodman Samuel has died

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Philip K. Dick’s last novel
will be self-published

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The cancer cluster
in the UCSD lit program

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Flarf vs. Globish

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Finally!
A serious biography of
William Carlos Williams

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A graphic history of the Beats

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What is the value of email?

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What writers earn, on average, in the UK

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Canada proposes benefits for authors

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Can a failed state
lead the world’s literature?

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National Poetry Day in Vietnam

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Salman Rushdie:
the fatwa at 20

Rescuing Rushdie

Is it possible yet
to discuss the book?

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A profile of Hannah Zeavin

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“Poetry is the country music of literature” –
Gabe Gudding

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Anti-manifesto

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Amiri Baraka reads Charles Olson

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Suzi Gablik on her time at Black Mountain

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Pride and Prejudice
and 7-foot tall extraterrestrials

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The return of the “middle man”
to poetry

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A more-rare-than-rare
Larry Fagin reading
in Beacon NY

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What I’m On
by
Luis Humberto Valadez

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A poets’ café
with a hip-hop twist

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Talking with April Ossmann

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Poetry in Iceland

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A profile of Ibukun Babarinde

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Can language poetry matter?

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Charles Bernstein has Class
(MP3 now in stereo)

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A profile of Matthew Carter

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leave / the roots on

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Tracking the wild Barthelme

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Michael Kelleher on New York’s Grateful Dead

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Apples & Serpents

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Who censors whom?

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In Idaho Falls,
no more Monday paper

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Reading The NY Times Book Review
for what really matters

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Newspapers as non-profits?

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How publishers survived WW2

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Edward Upward has died at 105

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Close reading Donald Justice

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Twitter versions of classic lit

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Are university presses at risk?

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University presses & pirates

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A bridge to flarf

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Trusting Tom Clark

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John Olivares Espinoza’s The Date Fruit Elegies

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Liquid poetry in Denver

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A profile of Nina Nero

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31 translations of the same haiku

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Off to a slow start,
first-time author
finds a bidding war at 70

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Sharing a birthday –
Audre Lorde & Yoko Ono

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Stanley Fish:
Do academics deserve free speech?

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Librarians’ jobs
are being transformed

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Trying hard to not rob the library

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Talking with Armistead Maupin

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Jack Micheline, One of A Kind

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Iowa’s new laureate is Mary Swander

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Arabian Nights

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Lewis Turco on
Robert Bly’s pink fog

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David Giannini’s A Z Two

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Alfred Knopf is dead

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Remembering Carol Houck Smith

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Betjeman goes to Leeds

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Galway Kinnell at Dartmouth

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Howl
for Lindsay Lohan

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Wendy Cope’s writing room

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Here comes Tolkien’s juvenilia

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The consumerization of art

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Futurism arrives at last
at MoMA

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ICA has all the dirt

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In Manchester, UK,
surrealism 2.0

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What is a portrait?

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What photographers hate
Creative Commons

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An intriguing question:
what is Philippe Petit’s
status as art

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Ellen Fullman
keeps stringing us along

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SF Blues Festival canceled

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You can stick a fork in Muzak

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The Dogs of Auckland

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Just how have The Nation’s
reviewers
judged
Oscar-winning films
over the years?

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Žižek’s Lacan

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The liberal arts abroad

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The latest anti-regulation hype

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

 

   

  

 

Recently Received

 

Books (Poetry)

Kristin Bock, Cloisters, Tupelo Press, Dorset, VT 2008

Rob Budde, Indices, Wink Books, Prince George, BC 2008

Rob Budde, Poem’s Poem, Wink Books, Prince George, BC 2007

Mary Burger, A Partial Handbook for Navigators, Interbirth Books, Dallas 2008

Joel Chace, Scaffold, Country Valley Press, Gardnerville, NV 2008

Del Ray Cross, Lub Luffly, Pressed Wafer, Boston 2006

Jessica Dessner, Wit’s End with Bric-a-Brac, Green Zone, Brooklyn 2006

Jennifer Firestone, Holiday, Shearsman Books, Exeter 2008

Tiziano Fratus, A Room in Jerusalem, translated by Gail McDowell, Farfalla Press / McMiellan & Parrish, New York 2008

C.S. Giscombe, Prairie Style, Dalkey Archive, Urbana-Champaign, IL 2008

Sylvia Gorelick, Seven Poems for Bill Berkson, Kostro Editions, New York 2009

Barbara Hanby, All-Night Lingo Tango, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh 2009

Roberto Harrison, Reflector, House Press, Buffalo / Chicago / New York / San Francisco , 2008

David Hadbawnik, Ovid in Exile, Interbirth Books, Dallas 2008

Paul Hegedus, In Stereo, BookThug, Toronto 2008

Franck André Jamme, New Exercises, translated by Charles Borkhuis, Wave Books, Seattle / New York 2008

Erica Kaufman, Censory Impulse, Farfalla Press / McMiellan & Parrish, New York 2008

Matthew Klane, B______ Meditations, Stockport Flats, Equinunk, PA 2008

David Lau, Virgil and the Mountain Cat, University of California Press, Berkeley 2009.

Pascalle Monnier, Bayart, translated by Cole Swensen, Black Square Editions, New York 2002

Idra Novey, The Next Country, Alice James Books, Farmington, MA 2008

Peter Oresick, Warhol-O-Rama, Carnegie Mellon UP, Pittsburgh 2008

Eugene Ostashevsky, The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza, Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn 2008

Christopher William Purdom, Corporate Geese, Volume V, 226 Press, Philadelphia 2008

Philip Quinn, The SubWay, BookThug, Toronto 2008

Pierre Reverdy, Haunted House, translated by John Ashbery, Brooklyn Rail / Black Square, New York 2007

Pierre Reverdy, Prose Poems, translated by Ron Padgett, Brooklyn Rail / Black Square, New York 2007

Carey Salerno, Shelter, Alice James Books, Farmington, MA 2009

Steve D. Schroeder, Torched Verse Ends, BlazeVOX, Buffalo 2009

Barry Schwabsky, Book Left Open in the Rain, Brooklyn Rail / Black Square, New York 2008

Michael Slosek, A Sequence for Cinematic History, House Press, Buffalo / Chicago / New York / San Francisco , 2008

Nomi Stone, Stranger’s Notebook, Triquarterly Books / Northwestern, Evanston, IL 2008

Eileen R. Tabios, Nota Bene Eiswein, Ahadada, Tokyo / Toronto 2009

William Wroth, All Worlds in One, Coyote’s Journal, Brunswick, ME 2008 (PDF available here)

 

Books (Poetry Anthologies)

C. Cleo Creech, Outside the Green Zone: Poets Respond to the GLBT Cleansing of Iraq, no publisher listed (but quite possibly Green Zone), no location (but possibly Brooklyn), 2006. Includes Franklin Abbott, Lisa Allender, Theresa Davis, Collin Kelley, Steven Reigns, call to action, letter to Condoleezza Rice.

 

Books (Other)

Amina Cain, I Go To Some Hollow, introduction by Bhanu Kapil, Les Figues Press, Los Angeles 2009

Renee Gladman, To After That (Toaf), Atelos, Berkeley 2008

Carla Harryman, Adorno’s Noise, Essay Press, Ithaca, N&Y 2008

Rodrigo Toscano, Collapsible Poetics Theater, Fence Books, Albany NY 2008

John Yau, A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns, Distributed Art Publishers, New York 2008

 

Journals

Action Poétique, no. 194, Ivry-sur-Sienne, France, December 2008. Includes Laura Elrick, Robert Fitterman, Rachel Levitsky, Jill Magi, Rodrigo Toscano, Sanxing Wang, Joseph Mouton, Bruno Cany, Roger Lahu, Sabine Macher, Katy Rémy, more.

Court Green, no. 6, Chicago, 2009. Includes Kate Green Street, Rachel Conrad, Ron Padgett, Vincent Katz, Aaron Belz, Jack Anderson, Dodie Bellamy, R. Zamora Linmark, Charles Jensen, Bill Berkson, Cedar Sigo, G.C. Waldrep, Tony Barnstone, Richard Lehnert, Kimiko Hahn, Jordan Stempleman, Rachel Loden, Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, Sean Cole, James Schuyler, Tim Dlugos, Allen Ginsberg, Albert Goldbarth, Sharon Dolin, Carry Etter, Lynn Xu, Michael Lally, Anne Sexton, more.

Versal 4, Amsterdam, 2006. Includes Claudia Daventry, Randall Horton, Aleida Rodriguez, Joel H. Vega, Heidi Hellmuth, Alvaro Ojeda, Margo Solod, Joseph Radke, Rob Williams Lauro Palomba, Fleur Bradley, Robert Glick, more.

With + Stand, no. 2, no location given, Fall 2008. Includes Bill Friend, Noah Eli Gordon, Barry Schwabsky, Jen Hofer, Anne Boyer, Vivek Narayanan, more.

 

Other Formats, Other Media

Kaia Sand, Remember to Wave: A Poetry Walk, possibly Tangent Press, North Portland, OR 2008. 8.5” x 14” piece of paper folded into quarters, most of the text on one side, with directions from the Amtrak & Greyhound Stations, questions, address & credits on the other. Documents neo-Situationist dérive of the Japanese community of Portland destroyed by WW2.

Tuesday: an Art Project, 2:2 – third issue, Arlington, MA, Fall 2008. 5”x7” cards in a deep purple, 17” x 12” cardstock cover that folds into an envelope. Includes Billie Collins, Ron Koertge, Phil cordelli, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Ben Mazer, Lisa Lewis, CM Burroughs, Mary Girard, more. 

 

 

Still a big stack of books
waiting to be noted here

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