Saturday, January 22, 2011


Music with Roots in the Aether:
Philip Glass

From Robert Ashley’s
groundbreaking 1970s
opera for television series

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Friday, January 21, 2011


A conversation with W.S. Merwin
with David Lynn & David Baker
of the Kenyon Review

The House and the Garden:
The Emergence of a Dream


Thursday, January 20, 2011


Photo by Aldon Lynn Nielsen

front row, L R: Carla Harryman, Rae Armantrout, Kit Robinson
back row, L
R: Barrett Watten, Helene Aji, Lyn Hejinian, Antoine Caze, Ted Pearson

The Grand Piano @ the MLA

Hear the chorus here

Al Nielsen on the MLA

Barry Schwabsky on
Ketjak, langpo & The Grand Piano
in The Nation
(subscription required)

Subscription not required here

Rae Armantrout’s
Money Shot

Robotic surveyors

Tom Mandel’s
To the Cognoscenti

Lyn Hejinian’s Fatalist

A grander piano

More close-reading
the links list

Thom Donovan:
A course on appropriation

Visual poetry on trial!

John Olson on
Rosmarie Waldrop &
of language

Norman Fischer’s “Sixty Five”

Mark Doty, Juan Felipe Herrera
& Anne Waldman

elected chancellors of
The Academy of American Poets

Jordan Davis on
Thomas Sayers Ellis

Charles Bernstein’s
“Poetics of the Americas”

Charles Bernstein on the fly

Geof Huth’s review of the year,
with thanks

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


John Ross

1938 2011


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Recently Received

Books (Poetry)

Bernard Bador, Curdled Skulls, translated by the author with Clayton Eshleman, Black Widow, Boston, 2010

Eric Beeny, Of Creatures, Goldwake Press, Boston & Buffalo, 2011

Caroline Bergvall, Meddle English, Nightboat, Callicoon, NY, 2001

Gaylord Brewer, Give Over, Graymalkin, Red Hen Press, Pasadena, 2011

Mahogany L. Browne, #Dear Twitter: Love Letters Hashed Out Online in 140 Characters or Less, Penmanship Books, Brooklyn, 2010

Simmons B. Buntin, Bloom, Salmon Poetry, Cliffs of Moher, County Claire, Ireland, 2010

Jennifer S. Cheng, Invocation: An Essay, New Michigan Press, Tucson, 2010

Brian Clements, Jargon, Quale Press, Williamsburg, MA, 2010

Chard deNiord, The Double Truth, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 2011

Adam Foulds, The Broken Word, Penguin, New York & London, 2011

Ross Gay, Bringing the Shovel Down, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 2011

Veronica Golos, Vocabulary of Silence, Red Hen Press, Pasadena, 2011

Amira Hanafi, Forgery, Green Lantern Books, Chicago, 2010

Zachary Harris, There is Another Poem, in which the News is Erased and Rewritten, New Michigan Press, Tucson, 2010

Richard Krech, At the End of Time: The Incomplete Works, vol. II, Poems 2001 – 2009, Sunnyoutside, Buffalo, 2010

Michael McClure, Of Indigo and Saffron: New and Selected Poems, edited & with an introduction by Leslie Scalapino, UC Press, Berkeley, 2011

Alice Notley, Culture of One, Penguin, New York, 2011

Christopher William Purdom, Sailcloth Child, vol. VII, 226 Press, Philadelphia, 2011.

Jeannine Savard, Accounted For, Red Hen Press, Pasadena, 2011

Jason Stumpf, A Cloud of Witnesses, Quale Press, Williamsburg, MA, 2010

Eileen R. Tabios, Silk Egg: Collected Novels, Shearsman, Exeter, UK, 2011

Paul Vangelisti, Two, Talisman House, Greenfield, MA, 2010

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Monday, January 17, 2011


January 17 – 22 in Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach Poetry Festival

January 17 – 30 in NYC
Harlem Renaissance Festival

January 17 in London
David Briggs, Ruth Fainlight, Anne-Marie Fyfe,
Allison McVety, Katherine Kilalea, Ellen Cranitch,
Anna-May Laugher, Diana Pooley & Henry Fajemirokun

January 18 in Seattle
Belle Randall

January 18 in New Haven, CT
Annie Murphy Paul & Carl Zimmer

January 18 in Chicago
Susan Buffam & Peter O’Leary

January 19 in NYC
Nick Piombino & Lisa Robertson

January 20 in Philadelphia
Jemeel Moondoc Trio

January 20 in Philadelphia
Arika Okrent
Birdo, Dosifasol, P2846
& Other Curious Words
from Invented Languages”

January 20 in Ann Arbor
John Beer & Ish Klein

January 20 & 21 in Chicago
Erin Mouré

January 21 in Chicago
William Burroughs: The Man Within

January 21 in Santa Fe
William Burroughs: The Man Within

January 20 & 21 in Philadelphia
January 22 & 23 in NYC
North of Intention
a. rawlings, Adeena Karasick, Fred Wah,
Jeff Derksen, Jordan Scott, Lisa Robertson,
M. NourbeSe Philip, Nicole Brossard, Roy Miki,
Stephen Collis & Maja Jantar

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Sunday, January 16, 2011


Joan Jonas
Performative City


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