Saturday, September 28, 2013

 






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Friday, September 27, 2013

 

Remembering Kofi Awoonor
NPR & Kwame Dawes
on the legacy of Kofi Awoonor
Awoonor:
13 poems & a bio note
Who should play Salinger
in the movie
?
Not talking about conceptual poetry
Brandon Brown
on ‘the contemporary’
David Gilmour:
Not all jerks are US citizens
Reviews are still a male domain in Australia

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

 

Introducing Surge

Mickey Mouse is mentioned twice in Louis Zukofsky’s “A,” on pages 63 & 283 in the UC Press edition, a fact we know – and can verify – because it appears in the book’s index, a curious feature composed by Zukofsky, albeit with contributions & some prodding from the ever-present Celia, who – like Paul, the Zukofskys’ lone child – is a constant, even over-bearing presence in the latter stages of that long poem, although neither appear in its index. Rachel Blau DuPlessis, in her brilliant, subtle, combative Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley, and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry, notes just how rare it is for a poet to provide an index for his or her own poem, identifying Zukofsky’s as “the actual final section in the book.” She traces this “paratext’s” roots back to Zukofsky’s “Poem Beginning ‘The’,” a parody of Eliot’s self-important annotations that DuPlessis characterizes as having been Zukofsky’s “calling card” to Ezra Pound.

DuPlessis notes that, having permitted Pound to hack away at the body of The Waste Land,

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 
Moure & Pato


(with a reading by Chus Pato)




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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

 






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Monday, September 23, 2013

 






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Sunday, September 22, 2013

 


on Marx & Hegel





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