Tuesday, January 19, 2010

 

The making of E8

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Poetry written with an eraser
(My Podcast with Harriet)

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Edwidge Danticat:
Voicing Haiti

Pierre Joris on Haiti

On the death there of Georges Anglade

A note from Thomas Spear (in French)

Aimé Césaire: “Earthquake”
(translated by Paul Muldoon)

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Maurice Blanchot:
The Writing of Disaster
(reg. req.)

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41 popular “moves”
in contemporary poetry

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Female poets compete on
Millions Poet

San Diego State conference
on contemporary women’s writing

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5 poems by Rae Armantrout

The Hang

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A Veronica Forrest-Thomson retrospective

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Barrett Watten’s Plasma

Knocking the “Whig”
off John Wilkinson’s revisionist history

Rethinking Sylvia Plath

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Rachel Loden in the Washington Post

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Bill Deemer’s Last Poems

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Robert Duncan’s
“Often I am Permitted to Return to a Meadow”

discussed by
Charles Bernstein, Jerry Rothenberg,
Jeffrey Robinson & Al Filreis

Michael McClure & projective verse

Some essays on “organic” poetry

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Kit Robinson
on Carla Harryman’s Adorno’s Noise

Kass Fleisher on Harryman’s Noise

The “perform-a-text” examination

An interview with Harryman
can be found on page 3
of [Inter]sections

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Eric Mottram:
“Ta’wil and Henry Corbin”

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The book pirates of Peru

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An exchange on the Google books deal

The Authors Guild Q&A

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Philip Gross
wins the T.S. Eliot Prize

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Close reading Mohammed Dib

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Linda Russo’s “Faiku

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Docu-Po vs. Flarf

Dickinson vs. flarf
& the expansion of a poetic idea

Juliana Spahr:
“Some of We and the Land
That was Never Ours”

St. Juliana of Spahr

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A call to poets:
Stay alive!

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Coming in from the Cold:
Celebrating 20 Years of the
MLA Offsite Poetry Reading,
with

Elizabeth Willis, Tyrone Williams, Rodrigo Toscano,
Rod Smith, Evie Shockley, Jennifer Scappettone, Bob Perelman,
Aldon Nielsen, Laura Moriarty, Patrick Durgin & Charles Bernstein

Nielsen’s photos

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Complicities:
British Poetry 1945 – 2007

edited by Robin Purves & Sam Ladkin

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Fanny Howe on her father

A Hymn

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71 poems by Robert Grenier

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Somali poetry podcast
featuring Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye'

Gaarriye’s Maansooyin
in Somali & English

The Poetry Translation Centre:
poetry in 20 languages
from Indonesian to Zapotec

The “Translation Gap

Why more foreign writers
aren’t published in America

Publishing models & translation:
a ten-part series

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Peggy Dunstan has died

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Baltimore Sun obit
for David Franks

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Remembering P.K. Page

The government of Canada
on the death of
P.K.Page

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Recalling Dennis Brutus

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5 poems from Cole Swensen

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Poets Theater at Small Press Traffic

Kevin Killian’s video of Life on Mars
(NSFW!)

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Death of a bookstore
in Marysville, CA

& another in LA just for Buddhists

NPR on the loss of Dalton’s
to Laredo

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Supporting indie bookstores
with small press books

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Left Bank Books
will move, not close

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This is what a feminist [poet] looks like:
Jennifer Bartlett

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One great category in Coldfront’s
ambitious 2009 year-in-review feature is
Best New Book by a Canonical Figure

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Rob Fitterman’s
Holocaust Museum

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Céline’s anti-Semitism

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Mary Ponsot & Naomi Shihab Nye
elected chancellors of
American Academy of Poets

Long tradition of Quietist domination continues

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How © extension
has banished millions of books
to the scrap heap of history

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Talking with Laura Sims

Laura Sims’ Stranger

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Words and/or images

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13 years
for group to read
Finnegans Wake

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New poems by Joseph Massey

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Carmine Starnino, lazy bastard

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Connie Deanovich’s “Requirements for a Saint”

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Fractals & the self
in the work of
Graham Foust, Sarah O’Brien
& Andrew Zawacki

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From Rusty Morrison’s Bataille

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Inside William Burroughs’ “bunker”

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Canada’s second-oldest magazine
is changing its name
because, well, because
it’s The Beaver

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Poetry & the prudes

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Hank Lazer’s Portions
& Andrea Cohen’s Long Division

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A reading
for the Emporer of Japan

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A poetry festival in Southern India

& another in the Northeast

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A poet from Minsk reads in Jamaica

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Android Karenina

Anna gets all wiry on us

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Michael Leong’s e.s.p.

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The first of 4
Bolaño titles
due out in 2010

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3 poems by Andrew Joron

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Coming out as a poet

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Linda Rogers offers TMI

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A benefit for Tuli Kupferberg
Friday, January 22nd in NYC
with Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, John Zorn,
the Fugs & more

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Miguel Hernández on the moon

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Don Thompson,
poet of the San Joaquin

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Talking with Lewis Turco
about sci-fi poetics

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Jack Kerouac
on the runway

Forging Kerouac’s will

Yet another Kerouac memoir
tucked into this hodge-podge of books

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William Keckler notices
that Poltroon Press lives up to its name

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mark(s) e-zine, a complete archive

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$160 to hear Helen Vendler
opine on Walt Whitman

Whitman’s blog

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Authorship & the collaborative poem

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The fisher poets
make annual migration
to Oregon waters

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We’re already into
the Delray Beach Poetry Fest

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T. Coraghessan Boyle:
“A Death in Kitchawank”

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Robinson Jeffers,
instinctive Buddhist

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Ǝ is not for e-books

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You can buy books
but you never really own an e-book

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It isn’t doomsday for books

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Take the One Book Pledge
& help save indie bookstores

The writing on the wall
for indie bookstores

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Lewiston poet runs a bookstore

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Using Espresso
(the machine, not the drink)
to combat Amazon

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Drew Gardner:
“Guys Like Terrorism”

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The biggest literary stories
of the past decade

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Neil Gaiman’s fantasies

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The critic’s task is to be
the taste maker

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Galway Kinnell & Larry Leavis

“feed me to the black turkeys

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Art that uses the book cover
as its stackable canvas

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Is William Blake
the best UK artist ever?

The notebook of William Blake

Rare Blake etchings found
in railway table

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Notes toward a history of
book selling

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A Digital Book World
Pecha Kucha
(look it up)
at the Bowery Poetry Club

Consumer attitudes toward
e-book reading

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Amy King’s
Slaves to do These Things

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Carl Sandburg:
Stop making sense

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Walter Bargen
on his term as Missouri laureate

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How maître d’ Stanley Pellicer
became poet Marcel Toussaint

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Stephen Edgar & Joel Brouwer

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Talking with Evie Shockley

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Best short review
of the new O’Hara Selected

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The shakeout in e-readers

A buyer’s guide to e-readers

Free Blio e-reader software
due out in February

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Marjorie Perloff on Susan Howe

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Joyce
reading from Finnegans Wake

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Diet Ashbery

2 new poems by John Ashbery

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Between Robert Lowell & John Ashbery

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Longfellow’s Dante just for gamers

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Dan Beachy-Quick
introduces Broc Rossell

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Can e-books defeat piracy?

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C.D. Wright:
Poetry vs. Wal-Mart

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William Saroyan lives & breathes

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Styron’s choice

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That feminist, Philip Roth

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The poet’s home

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Remembering William Stafford

A Stafford celebration

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Sappho:
poet of the personal

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About.com’s
“Best poetry books of 2009”

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The hysteric moment
in contemporary fiction

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Against rhyme
& against rhyme 2

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Promoting literacy in a red state

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The 200th anniversary of the death of
Robert Tannahill

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Edmund White on Kermode’s Forster

Edmund White & the literary lottery

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The education of
Gabriel García Márquez

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Heroic moments in poetry
(onomatopoeia) (simile) (ellipsis)
(page-based vs. spoken word)

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James Reiss on
Wallace Stevens’ Selected Poems

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Hull turns Philip Larkin
into one big tourist attraction

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Bad books
are as instructive as good ones

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Sprechen sie Na’vi?

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Translating bpNichol’s
Translating Apollinaire
into Klingon

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Tokyo libraries
reach out to readers
of other languages

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Daniel Simko’s The Arrival

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Ian Hamilton’s Collected Poems

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Talking with Owen Hill

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Camus’ diaries

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A Pakistan anthology of American Quietism

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Webcasting cowboy poetry
from St. Augustine, Texas

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Penguin promotes its backlist

Pricing the backlist

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The Image Theory:
Retail Price Maintenance
& the Allure of High Prices

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Beer cans
in literature & film

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Laura Hruska has died

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Why Murdoch’s goal is doomed

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The student of Robert Lowell

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The Home Video Review of Books

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Ben Lerner:
Doppler Elegies

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Thomas McCarthy, 30 years on

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Christopher Hitchens on Gore Vidal

Vidal & Mailer feuding on TV

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Poetry of the tube

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Matthew Fleming’s The Kingdom of Ohio

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On Gerhard Richter & John Ashbery

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Post-Avant at the Winter Olympics

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Google apologizes
to Chinese authors

Google to stop censorship
but may bail on
world’s largest market

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Zadie Smith
& “the abstractions
of a posh postmodernism”

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The Collected Poems of
Dahlia Ravikovitch

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French retailers urge
national e-book hub

France proposes
digital book swap
with Google

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3 more colleges
strike deal
not to promote Kindle

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Remembering Rachel Wetzsteon

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Mary Wilkins Freeman’s “Luella Miller

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A better poem than “Invictus”
by W.E. Henley

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The open mic poetry scene in Utah

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The contemporary Arabic novel

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How not to read
David Foster Wallace

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Darwin & poetry

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Baker’s The Anthologist:
“a number of gems strewn
in among the quotidian hum-drum”

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Rentable textbooks
taking off

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Letterheady

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Critical Challenges
of the Very Contemporary:
Kaplan Harris reports

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City Lights’ best-sellers

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Reading English-language books
in Paris

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Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City
has everything but plot

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The birth of
the Oregon psychedelic novel

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French novelists battle
over “theft of dead baby”

The joy of plagiarism

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Punctuation saves lives!

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Woe is I:
6 books on the new rules of English

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Talking with cover designer
Doogie Horner

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Marc Sheehan’s
Vengeful Hymns

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David Lodge of Nabokov’s The Original of Laura

Joyce Carol Oates flirts with Lolita

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Patti Smith’s Just Kids

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A Hay(na)ku bibliography

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Daniel Pritchard on Snow’s Rilke

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Poet Lore reaches 120th anniversary

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Dom Moraes
on poetry & identity in India

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A photomosaic of Misuzu Kaneko sets a new record

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Two books with Bikol poetry

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At Eureka’s Booklegger Bookstore
after the 6.5 earthquake

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Orwell’s Diaries

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3 books by Jill Alexander Essbaum

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2 reviews of Matthew Dickman’s
All-American Poem

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In praise of Philip Marlowe

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Christopher Reid:
my media

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Gil Scott-Heron
& poetry set to music

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Authors jealous of their characters

Coetzee’s new character is himself

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One last “best of ‘09” list

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Milosz &/or Herbert

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Which writers repeat themselves
& which recycle?

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A talk series on the art of the book

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Louise Glück’s A Village Life

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Michael Field’s “La Gioconda”

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Charles Chesnutt:
“The Bouquet”

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A “gravely ill” Harold Bloom
cancels his classes

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What is “good writing”?

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William H. Gass:
Emerson & the Essay

The Skewed Path:
Essaying as Unmethodical Method

Collage, Montage, Mosaic,
Vignette, Episode, Segment

(reg. req. for each of these)

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Arizona State settles suit
over Kindle’s lack of access
for the vision-impaired

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Why go to grad school?

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When tenure means nothing

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An arts foundation goes MIA

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An ABC of the brain

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Reviving Ophelia:
GirlDrive & Feminists for Obama

Nona Willis Aronowitz on Progressive Radio

One of the subjects responds

Emma Bee Bernstein
at the DOVA Temporary in Chicago
in February

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Allan Kaprow:
The Artist as a Man of the World
(reg. req.)

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When the NY scene was downtown

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Pain, fame & the arts

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Barry Schwabsky on Gerhard Richter

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Don Bachardy’s self-portraits
at the Craig Krull Gallery in LA

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Tony Trehy on Damien Hirst

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Chris Ofili now

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Maira Kalman at the ICA

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Garry Wills remembers David Levine

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Unraveling the myth
of Van Gogh’s “tortured soul”

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Tino Sehgal embraces reference

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The parking garage
as a form of art

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Remembering Susan Klahr

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Dennis Stock has died

Remembering Stock

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Strictly Death

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Propoganda / Art

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Works on paper rejects

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Museums opting for business
over curatorial skills
for top posts

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Talking with Tony Kushner

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Life with Harold Pinter

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NYC’s progessive theater (or not)

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Advanced aesthetics:
creators & how to stage them

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Richard Schechner:
Performance Theory
(reg. req.)

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Bingo Gazingo has died

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Matt Lau on Brody’s Godard

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Eric Rohmer est mort

Remembering Rohmer

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Avatar
from a black perspective

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David Lau
on Jia Zhang-Ke

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An oral history of
Over the Edge

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The prosthetic imagination
of David Lynch

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A wee excerpt from a bio of
Thelonious Monk

The women who made Monk

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Lester Bangs in Rolling Stone

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“Write in a serious way
about a mindless pop-rock song” –
Daniel Nester on The Outfield’s Your Love

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Opera:
getting a handle on Handel

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Beckett working

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The fate of Pee-Wee Herman

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Frank Lloyd Wright
in Abu Dabhi

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Design fantasies
for an obsolete
Bay Bridge span

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Henri Lefebvre:
Everyday Life in the Modern World
(reg. req.)

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Is the internet changing how you think?

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What are universities for?

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak essay collection
(part 1) (part 2)
(reg. req.)

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Foucault & Chomsky, talking

Part 2

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Permatemp nation

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It’s ba-ack!

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