Monday, April 6, 2009



L-R: Anne F. Garréta, Hervé Le Tellier , Jacques Roubaud, Marcel Bénabou, Daniel Levin Becker, Ian Monk



Oulipo in New York



Jacques Roubaud at the French Consulate



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Anthologizing & nations:

Canada (PDF)



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Márquez calls it quits



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Is poetry dying?



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Rae Armantrout’s Veil



A wordle of Armantrout’s “Unbidden



robmclennan discovers Armantrout



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Talking with Nick Piombino



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Joyelle McSweeney on Lyn Hejinian’s

Saga / Circus



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Interview with Tom Veitch on Bill Burroughs



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Is this identity theft?

Site claims identities of

1,800,000 authors



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Talking with Erin Mouré



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“My Fanny Howe



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Joseph Massey’s Areas of Fog



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Talking with John Ashbery

(“Do you find your poems difficult?”)



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The saddest

death-of-a-bookstore story

ever



Borders survives for another year



An elegy for a bookstore in Austin



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Indie bookstores fight back



Ditto for Glenwood Springs, Colorado



Ditto Louisville



Ditto Denver



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Most interesting bookstores



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Was Sylvia Plath a major poet?



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Jennifer Bartlett

answering Spicer’s questions



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Kit Robinson’sSeventh Street



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Barbara Jane Reyes’

“25 Most Influential Authors”



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Talking with Samuel R. Delany



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The joy of giving readings



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3 collections of Ginsberg’s letters



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Akilah Oliver & Donna Stonecipher



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Not someone you’d want to run into

in a dark alley”



Polis is This:

Charles Olson & the Persistence of Place


is now viewable on the web!!



Also this month on many PBS outlets



David Jones & Charles Olson



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Meredith Quartermain & Kate Eichorn (PDF)



Eichorn on Kathleen Stewart (PDF)



Quartermain on Pauline Bunting & Susan Rudy (PDF)



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Rita Dove & the violin virtuoso



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Poetry: “Show me the money” (continued)



Brian Spears responds



The value of negativity



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Seth Abramson vs. Ron Silliman

(funny – I don’t think as “vs.” at all)



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T.S. Eliot on Orwell’s Animal Farm



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Gotti’s Son is a Commie



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The Project Papers

of the St. Marks Poetry Project



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Charles Plymell fansite



& another with lots of video



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This year’s

Great Poetry E-Book Free for All



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Sharon Mesmer & the poetics of flarf (PDF)



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The bigots on my bookshelf



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The impact of Rushdie’s fatwa



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Jericho Brown’s Please



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Revisiting the Rubáiyát



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The NY Times reviews

The Letters of Samuel Beckett



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Talking with Lisa Robertson & Christine Stewart (PDF)



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Can civilians write war poetry?

(Brian Turner vs. Araki Yasusada)



A profile of Isaac Rosenberg



Whitman’s family

& the Civil War



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“If Dick Cheney had been obsessed

by the poetry of John Ashbery,

there would be a lot of people alive today

who are now dead”



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The Poetry Train

puts Canada

one up on Amtrak



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Alan Gilbert’s “Outpatient Procedure”



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When to put down the biography

(on Paul Celan)



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Talking with Wendell Berry



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Multiformalisms:

The Postmodern Poetics of Form,

edited by Annie Finch & Susan M. Schultz



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Long Island’s Whitman Museum



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Illuminated manuscripts

at the National Gallery



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2 books by Derek Beaulieu (PDF)



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Nicole Brossard,

Narcís Comadira, Wayne Koestenbaum,

Uwe Kolbe, Fuad Rifka, & János Térey

at the Bowery Poetry Club

in one 90-minute time slot

May 1



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Kenneth Belford’s Lan(d)guage (PDF)



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Laura Hinton

on Lee Ann Brown & Tony Torn



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How to celebrate

National Poultry Month?



The Big Kitsch



It begins on April Fool’s Day



The Poetry Game Show



Some sources for newbies

from a Huffington columnist

who doesn’t know that

“The Waste Land” is 3 words



30 poetry tatts for the months



The University of Chicago’s site



& of course, the classic



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A last poem before stabbing death



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Poetry while you wait



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HP’s print-on-demand service



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Hayden Carruth’s anthology



Which I wrote about here

(& mentioned in passing here)



Carruth, claiming Pound for Quietude



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Jordan Scott’s blert (PDF)



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Nikki Giovanni

presents “Deal or No Deal”



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The poet is a geek

or vice versa



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Muldoon’s poetry fest



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The Edge of Love

is a ‘great poet’ movie…

and utter bollocks”



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Another tribute to Jack Gilbert



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Poem for John McCain



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Roger Farr & Reg Johanson (PDF)



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Mark Young’s Lunch Poems

& those of Frank O’Hara



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The League of Canadian Poets shortlist

Daphne Marlatt, Margaret Christakos,

Kate Eichorn & Jeremy Dodds


for prizes



(The Griffin shortlist is due Tuesday)



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Shout out to Lord Byron!”



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Grace Cavalieri’s

“Best Books for Spring 2009”



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Stan Apps’ Grover Fuel



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Stephen King’s “epic”



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Souvankham Thammavongsa’s Found (PDF)



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Irene McKinney,

laureate of W. Virginia



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Gnoetry + Joseph Conrad

= Eric Sovel

(PDF)



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CowboyPoetry.com



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Fresno Poets Association

gives its last reading



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Paul Siegell’s Poemergency Room



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Charles McGrath on Updike aloud



Updike’s verse



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Christine Leclerc’s Counterfeit (PDF)



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Memorizing poetry?



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The cliché

that shouldn’t have been written



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Talking with D.A. Powell



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Was Shakespeare a hunk?



Or was it just botox?



Willie gets down



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Russell Crowe, poet



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Reading Richard Hugo



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Walcott vs. Padel at Oxford



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Reading Gooch’s Flannery

in Macon, Georgia



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The nature poetry of Alice Oswald



Can poetry save the earth?



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A profile of Kathryn Smith



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The Collected Poems of Michael Donaghy



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Roland Barthes & the Invention of Modernity



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Clement Greenberg at 100



(Part 2) (Part 3)



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Glossing is Glorious

conference schedule

(PDF)



Glossator:

Practice & Theory of the Commentary




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Work that makes an impact



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Strunk & White turns 50



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Google book plan attacked in court



Is Google ripping off authors?



Google: being evil



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Libraries heat up in the downturn



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One impact of e-books

is faster turnaround

on trade press quickies



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What comes after books?



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NY Times threatens

to close down

The Boston Globe



Boston reacts



Workers demand

management cuts



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Saving The NY Times

now ranks with

saving Darfur



Times eliminates

City section



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The end of journalism?



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LA CityBeat closes



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How to save journalism



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An M.A. in Facebook?



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La Poste Américaine



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Rage against the art gene



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The U.N. addresses the Cylon threat



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A new play by Ted Hughes



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4th Annual International

Anarchists’ Theatre Festival



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The Bible
according to R. Crumb



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The arts capital of the world:

Singapore



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A show of American art in Havana



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Frank Gehry’s memorial

to the last good Republican



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Schwabsky’s Bonnard



Bonnard has serious problems



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Wayne Thiebaud’s new work



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NY Times obit

for Robert Delford Brown



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Documenting Sonny Rollins



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Rufus Wainwright’s opera



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Talking with Jimmie Dale Gilmore



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David Meltzer & Michael Rothenberg’s

Rockpile



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Muldoon’s sopranos



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With a little help from my friends



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Sally Silvers’ Yessified



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The League of Imaginary Scientists



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How the humanities survived the crash

(League of Imaginary Social Thinkers)



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The end of rationality



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From Michael Amnasan’s

Community and the Individual Intellect



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The politics of grants reviews



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Oops



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Save for the silly way it links

to PDF files,

Poetic Front is a total winner