Thursday, February 04, 2010

 

Photo by Diane Church

Café Trieste, SF 1975: (L-R) Allen Ginsberg, Harold Norse, Jack Hirschman, Michael McClure, Bob Kaufman

17 reasons why
I love the work of
Michael McClure

My complete reading
& concert with Marilyn Crispell

in Tucson, Saturday night,
including our collaboration
(135 MB)

The awesome POG / Chax
reading archives

also breaks files down
by reader / performer

Rae Armantrout
& the “poetics of WTF

Thursday in Chicago:
Rae Armantrout vs. Gertrude Stein
events at the same time

Jessica Smith on women in poetry

Craig Santos Perez on Smith’s complaint:
“Why don’t more women do blog-centered writing?”

Gender, (Race), and Poetry

Laura Eve Engel & Mark Wallace
on gender & poetry

The same question
from a slightly different angle

Peep Show: 10 Women,
starting with Kate Schapira

The Top 100 Books Every Woman Should Read:
(1) The Classics”

(2) “Noteworthy Novels

(3) “Nonfiction

What a Girl Wants, no. 11

Ruth Padel:
mea culpa

Talking with Terry Castle

PoemTalk:
Rachel Blau DuPlessis, CA Conrad,
Julia Bloch & Al Filreis
close read Jack Spicer’s
“Psychoanalysis: An Elegy”

The Tendencies:
a NY talk series

Talking with Rob Fitterman

Notes on Conceptualisms

Joan Retallack’s disappearing poetics

The Robert Creeley library sale

Talking with Geoffrey Gatza
about the Big Night Menu

The Public Domain Manifesto

Ange Mlinko
on the politics of
language learning

What if Nancy were an acid freak?”

Strangeness @ Yale

The Toronto New School of Writing

Anthony Madrid reads Planisphere:
(Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)

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Is fiction dead?

Billy Collins on
a “Lewis Carroll” for our time

2 poems by Richard Brautigan
& 2 others for him

Christopher Reid wins the Costa

How poetry conquered the Costa

The UC Santa Cruz
Poet-Critics Conference

Don’t be a publishing stereotype

Put this in your Kindle

Apple attempts
to do to publishing
what it did to music

The iPad is a tweener

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The Nook weighs more
than B&N admits

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Judy Prince
talks with Judy Prince

The Judy Prince feature

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Amazon vs. Macmillan
on e-book pricing

John Sargent’s letter to Macmillan authors

Macmillan causes Amazon to blink

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Book sales soar in India

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Book sales do not soar at Borders

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T.C. Boyle’s Wild Child

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Chinua Achebe, “Postcolonial Everyman”

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Robert P. Baird
on ethics & poetry

Responding to a “terrible confusion

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Remembering James Kirkup

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One old obit
deserves another

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Coleridge in love

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The Journal of Serendipitous
& Unexpected Results

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Anna Journey’s
If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting

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The Stock of Available Reality:
R.P. Blackmur & John Berryman

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Margaret Drabble on William Wordsworth

Nutting

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Japanese alphabet?

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A 2002 interview with
Roberto Bolaño

William Burns

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Mary Jo Bang’s Bride of E

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On Rachel Zolf & “grievability”

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Not the deepest interview
Robert Pinsky’s ever faced

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Edwidge Danticat
on the death of her cousin
in Haiti

The New Yorker
goes to Haiti, sort of

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Kaplan Harris on
the 2009 MLA Offsite reading

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This year’s poster for
National Poultry Month

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The Dodge Festival
has risen from the dead

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Philip K. Dick, the last decade
(1) (2) (3)

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Miserable masters

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Magazine fiction’s heyday
ain’t coming back

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Penguin remembers Robert Parker

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What is wilderness & what is it doing
in poetry?

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The widow Burns writes

Robert Burns to his “Love-Begotten Daughter”

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Steve Langan’s
Meet me at the Happy Bar

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Avrom Sutzkever, Boris Karloff & Yonia Fain

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Juan Sánchez Peláez:
“Excerpts from Creature of Habit

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Christopher Isherwood’s
A Single Man

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WCW & “beauty”

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Are zombies
bringing Jane Austen
back to her roots?

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Talking with Matt Briggs

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An Omnidawn feature on Tobey Kaplan

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Dan Beachy-Quick & Srikanth Reddy:
from Canto

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Douglas Messerli on Raymond Federman

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Zachary Schomburg’s
Scary No Scary

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Three Variants of the Same Text

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Talking with Meredith Quartermain

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Alexei Khvostenko’s “The Suspector”

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Talking with Joanna Fuhrman

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Dick Tillinghast,
citizen of the world

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Remembering Bingo Gazingo
(nee Murray Wachs)

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Walter Mosley’s Tempest
goes onstage

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The Irish Times Poetry shortlist

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New poems by Bei Dao

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Talking with Andrei Codrescu

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The case for a “new Formalism”
(part 1) (part 2)

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A writer’s retreat in Tamil Nadu

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Gwynn O’Gara,
Sonoma County Poet Laureate

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SF laureate Diane di Prima
to give inaugural address

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In North Carolina,
Cathy Smith Bowers
is the new laureate

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The poetry of Ayatollah Khomeini

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The most-feared punctuation

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Mark Doty’s “Pescadero”

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David Lehman:
“Wittgenstein’s Ladder”

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Lunch hour lit

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Digress as you progress”

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Robin Blaser’s “almost perfect poem”

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Not much poetry in Powell’s
Staff Top 5’s for 2009

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Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Keeping Emerson around

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Joshua Cohen
on the future of phone books

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Denis Lehane
as a comic book

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Apocalypse then & now

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Some great recent vispo at
The New Post-literate

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The first “great book

The Iliad & WWI

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The Lost Books of the Odyssey

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A celebration of David Foster Wallace
(reg. req.)

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3 bookstores near closing

2 other indies are also closing
in Indianapolis

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New Haven indie bookshop
forces Hispanic employees
to speak English

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Getrude Stein
& the materiality of the signifier

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Karl Kirchwey on Louise Glück

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Introducing William Blake

Tate to show the hidden Blakes

Where to look for other Blakes

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3 Russian minimalist poets

8 new Russian poets

2 poems by Yuli Gugolev

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Publish the poem, not the poet
is the quickest path to irrelevance

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Santōka Taneda’s haiku

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“an in-depth life-long seminar
in the essence of haiku

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Walden by Haiku

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A trio of reviews in The Nation
including Mark Weiss’
The Whole Island:
Six Decades of Cuban Poetry

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On “Ozymandias

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31 translations of a single poem

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Anne Sexton & the Brothers Grimm

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Just what Dante had in mind

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Menifee bureaucrats gag on “oral sex”

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And then there is lewd dancing

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Famous literary drunks & addicts

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Kingsley Amis’ boy
accuses Coetzee of having
“no talent”

He’s not fond of people
his own age either

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A BBC doc on Omar Khayyam,
broken into YouTube clips:
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

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The All-Star Poetry Olympics Superjam

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Talking with A.R. Ammons
(great interview!)

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Dubravka Djuric
on a caravan of 50 feminist women
through the former Yugoslavia

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Class, clique & GirlDrive

Jennifer Bartlett on GirlDrive

Emma Bee Bernstein
@ the DOVA Temporary
in Chicago

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When authors become cartoons

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Nick Thran on D-Sisive

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The Chinese Notebook,
by Demosthenes Agrafiotis & Michail Palaiologou

& a much earlier version by yours truly

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Poetry vs. song

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Eileen Myles on Gram Parsons

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An early defense of
Bob Dylan as a poet

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Top 10 rock-n-roll novels

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Fred Hersch’s “Post-Marsalis” piano
(in this sense, Eubie Blake
counts as post-Marsalis)

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Mutt and Jeff
of the Downtown Scene

From Just Kids

Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe:
“one of the best books ever written
on becoming an artist”

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A taste of Tuli

Tuli Kupferberg, Steven Taylor, Matthew Arnold

Homage to Lee Crabtree

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5 tips on social media
for indie musicians
that poets could benefit from also

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NEA is looking
for an “Art Works” logo

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The prints of John Baldessari

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The Book Remembers Everything:
the work of Erica Van Horn

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Rothko coming to Broadway

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Anne Froelich Taylor
& why you didn’t know her

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Poetry in the movies
makes you cringe

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Brilliant 6-word Oscar reviews. Squirrel!

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RIP, Pasadena Playhouse

Jeanne Gang
& women in architecture

Historians remember Howard Zinn

So do activists

NY Times obit

Is walking obsolete?

There are lots of
great ideas
competing for 10 $50K
Pepsi Refresh Grants,
but renewing soil in
Pittsburgh & New Orleans
through sunflowers

is one of the very best:
vote each day in February

Allen Ginsberg:
“Sunflower Sutra”

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