Saturday, December 11, 2010


Robert Grenier & Stephen Ratcliffe

14 Conversations

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Friday, December 10, 2010


Photo by Richard P Gabriel

Dean Young needs a heart – now!

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Thursday, December 09, 2010


The Supplement: Augmenting the Text


Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Michael A.K. Halliday on the history of language

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010


Recently Received

Books (Poetry)

Tim Atkins, 1000 Sonnets, If P then Q, Manchester, UK, 2010

Macgregor Card, The Archers, The Song Cave, Northampton, MA, 2010

Nicole Cooley, Milk Dress, Alice James, Farmington, ME, 2010

Martin Corless-Smith, English Fragments: A Brief History of the Soul, Fence Books, Albany, NY, 2010

Nick Demske, Nick Demske, Fence Modern Poets, Albany, NY, 2010

Shira Dentz, Black Seeds on a White Dish, Shearsman, Exeter, UK, 2010

Steven Felicelli, White, Purgatorio Press, location not given (but St. Louis / Mountain View, CA), 2010

Graham Foust, To Graham Foust on the Morning of His Fortieth Birthday, The Song Cave, Northampton, MA, 2010

Valerie Fox, The Glass Box, Texture Press, Norman, OK, 2010

Allen Ginsberg, Kaddish and Other Poems, 1958 – 1960, Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition (with essays by Bill Morgan & Allen Ginsberg), City Lights Pocket Poets, no. 14, San Francisco, 2010

Jonathan Greene, Distillations and Siphonings, foreword by Robert Morgan, Broadstone Books, Frankfort, KY, 2010

Julia Hastain aka j/j hastain, Restitutions for a Newer, Bountiful Verb, ypolita, San Francisco, 2010

Lisa Jarnot, Amedillin Cooperative Nosegay, The Song Cave, Northampton, MA, 2010

Mary Leader, Beyond the Fire, Shearsman, Exeter, UK, 2010

Juliana Leslie, More Radiant Signal, Letter Machine Editions, Chicago, 2010

Farid Matuk, This Isa Nice Neighborhood*, Letter Machine Editions, Chicago, 2010

Harry E. Northup, The Ragged Vertical, Cahuenga Press, Los Angeles, 1996

Jena Osman, The Network, Fence Books, Albany, NY, 2010

Shin Yu Pai, Adamantine, White Pine Press, Buffalo, 2010

Craig Santos Perez, from Unincorporated Territory [Saina], Omnidawn, Richmond, CA, 2010

Adam Seeling, Every Day in the Morning (Slow), New Star Books, Vancouver, BA / Point Roberts, WA, 2010

Michael Slosek, Holding Place, Ypolita Press, San Francisco, 2010

Chris Tysh, Night Scales: A Fable for Klara K, United Artists, NYC, 2010

Anja Utler, engulf – enkindle, translated by Kurt Beals, Burning Deck, Providence, RI, 2010


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Monday, December 06, 2010


At the Poetry Center 1957, L-R: Ida Hodes, Jack Spicer, Ruth Witt-Diamant, Robert Duncan

In 1974, John Taggart asked me for an essay for an issue of Maps dedicated to the work of Robert Duncan. I chose to do a close reading of the first poems of Duncan’s now-classic Opening of the Field where I suggested that Duncan set them out as an argument from which to mount the large, unnamed Life Work that began with these poems. Later today, I will be participating in Penn’s Poetry in 1960 symposium, and will allude to this piece, tho not read from it.

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Sunday, December 05, 2010


December 5 in Chicago
The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater

December 5 in Brooklyn
Stéphane Bouquet, Michael Palmer & Rod Smith

December 5 in NYC
Tribute to Jane Bowles

December 5 in Concord, MA
Ron Slate

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