Tuesday, February 23, 2010

 

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Talking with John Tranter

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Alli Warren & Suzanne Stein:
“A Poetics”

On ON:Contemporary Practice 2,
the event

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Nicole Brossard: Essays on Her Works

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Margaret Atwood & the end of the world

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Who are today’s innovative poets?

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Christian Bök & ALICE
read Sunset Debris

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The “Feminaissance” is upon us

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Some new poems by Jennifer Bartlett

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Charles Bernstein in Chicago

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A profile of Albert Huffstickler

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Maxine Chernoff:
“Embedded in the Language”

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Borges’ lost translations

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Humphrey Davies in Cairo

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The Best Translated Book Awards:
the poetry finalists

& for fiction

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Charyn’s Dickinson

Lives Like Loaded Guns

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Gerrymandering the canon

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Penguin’s series
of “new African writers
is anything but new

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Georgelle Hirliman,
the Writer in the Window,
has died

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NY Times obit for Lucille Clifton

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The Fred Wah Digital Archive

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Kenneth Rexroth’s columns
for the San Francisco Examiner
50 years to the day
of their original publication

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Exiled Bangladesh author
gets “last” Indian visa

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Quietude vs. quiet

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Zadie Smith’s rules for writers

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Just:
7 contributors, 100 words

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Dolly Freed & Radiohead Journalism

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Talking with Shauna Singh Baldwin

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2 anthologies
with completely different
approaches to the world

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Books, Inc.’s formula for success

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A new indie bookshop
pops up in Toronto

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How to invent a word

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Russian book obsessives

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Disintermediating writing

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The most exciting time ever
to be a writer?

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SF celebrates book- binding
(with a terrific gallery of images)

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Great Philip K. Dick covers

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The Windup Girl

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Typewriter sculpture robot woman

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iPad e-book prices
may be lower than expected

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Who’s afraid of digital book piracy?

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Print on demand instant bookstore

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Post-it notes like leaves of grass

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Criticism is not dying

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The Philadelphia Poetry Map

The cartographer’s p.o.v.

Nowhere Mag,
please listen….

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Real Poetry

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Writers helping writers. Or not.

Lazlo Toth” did it better

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The home of the Ancient Mariner

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Literary classics that
ought to be video games

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Self-revising textbooks?

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James Joyce,
anticipating the cell phone,
1922

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Great bookcases

Bibliophile porn
(I plead guilty!)

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Aaron Kunin’s The Mandarin

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Is Paul Guest invalid?

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Wallace Stevens & the dharma

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Laredo’s library to fill void
with no bookstores left
within 150 miles

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Nation’s libraries:
more use, less funding

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WSU Vancouver
takes on
Richard Brautigan’s
library of 400 unpublished books

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Writing that ought to offend you

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John Martone on squirrels

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Wilfred Owen in hell

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1984:
the Brazilian puppet show

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The world’s hardest writers

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Dr. Jeckyll & Ms. Highsmith

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Top 10 unreliable narrators

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Ellison’s editor

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The literature of passing

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Assassination fantasy poem
lands white supremacist in jail

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Visiting Slaughterhouse Five

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No museum
for Kipling’s Mumbai home

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Boston branch libraries at risk

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Shocking True Story

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A linguistics masters in
Language & cultural diversity

frothy carnage

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The poet as rest stop

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$9M for the librarian’s memoir

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Byron archive goes to Drew U.

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At the Brontë Parsonage Museum

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How the Irish (& Welsh) invented love

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Twinkling clichés by Samuel Menashe

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Newsonomics

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Random reading

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The big cringe:
Iris Murdoch’s teen diaries

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Life with the Brownings
goes onstage

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Socialist books in the Obama White House?

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David Ignatius on Don DeLillo

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The stories of von Kleist

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A ghost story from Lafcadio Hearn

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Poets & Writers awards
for 2010

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Did Rowling plagiarize Potter?

No she did not

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Thomas Lynch’s “heart of hearts”

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Sylvia Plath + Gary Snyder = D.A. Powell?

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Should Salinger have been allowed to retire?

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Separated at birth?
Salinger & Kerouac

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Jack Kerouac in polite society
& Lenny Bruce on Fox News
??

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Mornings with Mailer

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A found review of
Peter O’Leary’s Benedicite

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5 questions for
Nona Willis Aronowitz

Laura Hinton
on the strangeness of GirlDrive

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The Hong Kong Arts Festival

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Antecedents
to Jeff Wall’s The Mantid

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Talking with Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch

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Scorsese’s Hitchcock

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The Birth of a Nation at 95

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Roger Ebert now

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Responding to Mein Kampf

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For its new wing,
the MFA rolls out a masterpiece
(check out the video)

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Akimov’s posters

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Behind the scenes at Classical Comics

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The sculptures of Viola Frey

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Thiebaud’s humor

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David Levine:
an audio portrait

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Before she was Patti Smith

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Gordon Lightfoot is not dead

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Doug Fieger has died

Sherman Alexie’s “Ode to My Sharona”

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The Vatican’s Top 10 list

A conspicuous omission

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Rats

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Derrida’s post-deconstructive realism

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Bernard-Henri Lévy
caught quoting fiction philosopher

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The 7 Americas of Facebook

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