Saturday, September 26, 2009

 

Lyn Hejinian
on the Berkeley Solidarity Alliance

UC campuses erupt
in protest

The Daily Californian

San Francisco Chronicle

UC student walkout

Graduate student stoppage

UC Student Association resolution

UC faculty walkout
(Facebook)

UC faculty walkout
(website)

Faculty walkout blog

University Professional & Technical Employees

Follow the money

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Friday, September 25, 2009

 

 

Recently Received

Books (Poetry)

Rae Armantrout, Narrativ, with an afterword by Marjorie Perloff, translated into German by Uda Strätling & Matthias Göritz, Luxbooks.Americana, Wiesbaden 2009

Anselm Berrigan, Free Cell, City Lights, San Francisco 2009

Richard Blevins, From Corrido of Bolaño / Tod Thilleman, Breathing, Meeting Eyes Bindery: Spuyten Duyvil, New York 2009

Thierry Brunet, Waste, BlazeVOX, Buffalo 2009

Bridgette Byrd, Song of a Living Room, Ahsahta Press, Boise 2009

Kate Greenstreet, The Last 4 Things, Ahsahta Press, Boise 2009

Geof Huth, Carl Ornery, Mississippi. Carl Doddering, Mississippi, Phrygian Press, Bayside, NY 2009

John Martone, Kṣaṇa, Red Moon Press, Winchester, VA 2009

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Work is Love Made Visible: Poetry and Family Photographs, West End Press, Albuquerque 2009

Norman Fischer, Questions / Places / Voices / Seasons, Singing Horse Press, San Diego 2009

David Highsmith, 3 from the 70’s, Felt Hat Press, no location or date given

David Highsmith, Congregations, Plan B Press, Philadelphia 2009

David Highsmith, Petroglyph, Painted Bison Press, Muncie & Lascaux 2009

David Highsmith, Your Wilderness & Mine, BlazeVOX, Buffalo 2009

Ikeogu Oke, Salutes Without Guns, Manila Publishers, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria 2009

Ed Roberson, The New Wing of the Labyrinth, Singing Horse Press, San Diego 2009

Ed Skoog, Mister Skylight, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend 2009

Steve Tills, Rugh Stuff, Theenk Books, Canandaigua, NY 2006

Mark Tursi, The Impossible Picnic, BlazeVOX, Buffalo 2007

Mark Tursi, Shiftless Days, Las Cruces, NM 2007

Andrew Zawacki, By Reason of Breakings, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA 2002

Andrew Zawacki, Anabranch, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT 2004

Andrew Zawacki, Petals of Zero, Petals of One, Talisman House, Jersey City 2009

Scott Zieher, Impatience: A Poem in 52 Pieces, Emergency Press, New York 2009

 

Books (Poetry Anthology)

Allan Kolski Horwitz & Ken Edwards, Botsotso: An Anthology of ContemporarySouth African Poetry, Sussex 2009. Includes Ike Mboneni Muila, Vonani Bia, Makhosazana Xaba, Kobus Moolman, Anet Kemp, Lisemelo Tlale, Bongekile Mbanjwa, Sumeera Dawood, Clinton V. du Plessis, Siphiwe ka Ngwenya, Donald Parenzee & Allan Kolski Horwitz

 

Books (Other)

Nona Willis Aronowitz & Emma Bee Bernstein, Girldrive:Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism, Seal Press, NY 2009

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Exilee / Temps Morts: Selected Works, edited with an introduction by Constance M. Lewallen, with an essay by Ed Park, UC Press, Berkeley 2009

Eric Priestley, For Keeps, Otis Books / Seismicity Editions, Los Angeles 2009

 

Journals

Action Poetique, 197, Ivry-sur-Siene, France. 10 Kurdish poets: Zana Xelîl, Terze Caf, Bêhzad Kurdistani, Nezend Begîxanî, Kejal Ehmed, Ehmed Mela, Celal Berzinci, Refîq Sabir & Şêrko Bêkes. Also includes Claude Miniere, Frank Smith, Thierry Clermont, Séverine Daucourt-Fridriksson, Hélène Ferrié-Otani, Pierre Vinclair & more.

Damn the Caesars, V, Buffalo 2009. Includes Brenda Iijima, Tyrone Williams, Roberto Tejada, Stephen Collis, Margaret Konkol, Scott Thurston, Kemeny Babineau, Alejandra Pizarnik translated by John Martone, Sean Bonney, Kaia Sand, Alan Halsey, Alessandro Porco, Geraldine Monk, Ammiel Alcalay, Jeffery Beam & William R. Howe

Open Letter, Thirteenth Series, no. 8, Strathroy. ON, Spring 2009. “bpNichol +21,” guest-edited by Lori Emerson. Includes Kit Dobson, Clint Burnham, Stephen Cain, Lief Einarson, Stephen Scobie, James Sanders & Mark Prejsnar, Stephen Voyce, Paul Dutton, Jonathan Ball, Derek Beaulieu, Steven Zultanski, Natalie Vina Walschots, Marie Buck, Brad Flis & Carl Peters.

 

 

Still a big stack of books
waiting to be noted here

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

 

Today

Fairfax, VA

Fall for the Book

Ron Silliman: Literary Blogging

Thursday, September 24

4:30 - 5: 30 PM

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall South,
George Mason University,
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Fall for the Book
runs thru September 26

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

 

Tonight

Fairfax, VA

Fall for the Book

 

Rae Armantrout & Ron Silliman

Wednesday, September 23

8:00 – 9:00 PM

Student Union Building II, Rooms 5, 6, 7,
George Mason University,
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Photos of Rae & Ron © by Alan Bernheimer & Star Black

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

 

Robert Grenier’s
introduction
to
The Collected Poems
of Larry Eigner

Pre-order all four volumes now

Larry Eigner, reading & talking

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Deep image
rises up from its pit of darkness

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Talking with Claudia Rankine

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Kris Hemensley on David Bromige

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Has flarf inspired mass media?

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Jim Carroll’s death
“leaves a void”

Farewell to “the snarl

Alternate lyrics

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Yoko Ono:
This much I know

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Close reading aloud
Louis Zukofsky

Zukofsky’s later short poems

Curtis Faville’s minimalism series

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CA Conrad & Frank Sherlock at Small Press Traffic

& September 26 in Philly

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Robert Kelly’s Cities

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In Pittsburgh, G-20 haiku

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Moe’s Books in Berkeley
turns 50

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The state of bookstores in Italy

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Brandon Brown & David Larsen
translating at Small Press Traffic

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Interviews with 8 Nigerian poets

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Abu Dhabi’s Millions’ Poet
prepares for 4th season

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13th Poetry Africa festival
set for October

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Poetry & plagiarism

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Tom Hibbard’s collection of
“Contemporary Political Poetry”
(which is 84% male!?!)

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Indian Women Poets,
1990 - 2007

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Reading Kafka makes you smarter

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Talking with C.S. Carrier

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The Booker prize judges
are “ignorant”

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Leg-Po

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Facebook vs. Danny’s Tavern

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
Fidel & Che

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Takamori Saigo’s last song

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The first line of every
JG Ballard short story

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Henry Gould’s “Human Manifesto”

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Talking with Tao Lin
(be sure to count the silverware)

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Kit Robinson’s Messianic Trees

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James Wagner:
a peak reading experience

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UC Press is having a huge sale
that includes many poetry books,
such as
The Age of Huts

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“Culture is the preservation of memory

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Talking with Anne Waldman

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A profile of Bob Kaufman

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Bernstein translates Baudelaire

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Mr. Keats & Ms. Brawne

Vincent Katz on Bright Star

Talking with Jane Campion

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“for the last month of his life
Marcel Proust subsisted entirely on beer”

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Matthew Klane’s B Meditations

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Talking with David Meltzer

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Walter Benn Michaels
“The Shape of the Signifier”
(reg. req.)

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Jean Valentine & Harryette Mullen
win top prizes from
Academy of American Poets

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Susana Nied & Daisy Fried
are among the winners at
Poetry

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Bukowski in love

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Walter Mosley
on the right to be happy

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Oprah picks Uwem Akpan

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September 29,
Charlie Plymell comes to Oswego

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Commemorating Elizabeth Gaskell

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“Ikea,
stop the Verdana madness!”

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Simon Singh & the cost of libel?

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Can The Lost Symbol save bookstores?

The first e-book to outsell hardcover?

The “fastest selling novel” in UK history

A journal of reading
The Lost Symbol

you don’t have to be a Freemason
to enjoy it
(although it wouldn’t hurt)”

How The Symbol gets it wrong

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Asus announces cheapest ebook reader
and it has two screens

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Google starts printing books

Justice Dept. opposes Google

Behind closed doors, everyone’s talking

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Will Amazon be the Wal-Mart of online commerce?

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CoralHub seeks to be India’s Amazon

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Trying to find the “freaks”

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A Better Pencil

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A profile of Djelloul Marbrook

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Atwood’s Flood

Jeanette Winterson on The Flood

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Books by the foot

Wonder Book
has lots of “interesting” variations
(e.g., academic paperbacks)¹

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Samuel Beckett in Vietnam

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Parenting with S.T. Coleridge

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Burying Yeats
(nearly 10 years late)

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Celebrating HG Wells

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The “best” Southern novels of all time

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Financial Lives of the Poets

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The Washington Post
has dropped poetry
from its print edition

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Jane Hirshfield explains “Optimism”

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Talking with Rachel McKibbens

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Delaware professor’s other job:
Ohio poet of the year

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Doctorow’s latest:
“sad and miserable”

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The case for Nabokov’s Mary

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Is Joyce for “ordinary folk”?

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Franz Wright’s “dark glamour”

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Joyce Carol Oates’ 57th novel

Oates on Shirley Jackson

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Darkness & the age of enlightenment
in Lorrie Moore’s
A Gate at the Stairs

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What to do in Banff in winter?

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The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard

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Rupert Murdoch:
the end of print
will mean the end of print unions

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Talking with Nicholson Baker

“Plums of poetry and the suspense of rhyme

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The reading series at
the 92nd Street Y in NYC

Better readings at
the Segue series
at the Bowery Poetry Club

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Yale’s retreat
from free speech

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Samuel Johnson, Superstar

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Andrew Zawacki’s
Petals of Zero, Petals of One

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Matthew Zapruder on becoming a poet

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Born liars, born writers?

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According to Ruskin,
the only comfort in life

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The Quietist literary seminar

Just how many Quietists show up on
SPD’s August/September poetry bestsellers?

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In what way is Frederick Seidel NOT
the Paris Hilton of his generation?

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Talking with Billy Collins

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Ted Kooser’s
“elegy…for all of us”

A collaboration between
Kooser & Jim Harrison

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Glyn Maxwell on praise poetry

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Longer lines lead to new perspective
for Louise Glück

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The uses of erotic poetry

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Anushka Anastasia Solomon:
Why I’m a poet

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Dylan Thomas,
the tourist industry

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Why the West of Ireland
attracts the arts

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The suicide club

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Morris Dickstein
on the one decade
in which he still feels comfortable

§

Teodor Adorno’s
“The Essay as Form”
(reg. req.)

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Writing in teams
(code, that is)

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George Will takes aim at the NEA

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Who owns the X-men?

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Hogwarts, the theme park

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Pedro Costa at the Tate

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Faith, hope & Philip Guston

§

Bruce Nauman
somewhere between
Ed Ruscha & Roberto Bolaño

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Sol Lewitt
comes to 59th St. / Columbus Circle

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The photography of Linda Butler

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Steve Earle & James Agee

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Bob Dylan & “Evil Flowers”

A show of Bob Dylan’s
large format acryllic paintings
scheduled in Denmark

Dylan does Christmas

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Rova’s
September – October newsletter

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September 27 @ the I-House in Philly:
The Oliver Lake Organ Quartet

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How the camera
impacts dance

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The last days of Dash Snow

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Art sprouts
in odd places

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David Byrne’s
Bicycle Diaries

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Ron Slate’s daughter, Jenny,
has gotten herself
into some serious trouble now

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Carl Jung’s Red Book
is finally to be published

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Fred Jameson’s “Future City”
(reg. req.)

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The night they re-read Minsky

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The name says it all:
Changing Universities

 

 

¹Thanks to Howard Junker
for such silliness!

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