Tuesday, April 21, 2009



Painting, poetry & the difficulty of

Barbara Guest



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A conference on Third Way / Hybrid poetics?



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Maurice Blanchot vs. death



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Flarf vs. conceptualism:

the Funkhouser videos



Piombino’s report



A skeptic’s poll on flarf



The argument for flarf

documented by Mathias Svalina



How does Gnoetry fit with flarf?



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A vote of confidence

(Thanks!)



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W.S. Merwin has won

the Pulitzer Prize



Other finalists were

Frank Bidart & Ruth Stone



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Talking with Kit Robinson



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Conference celebrates Robert Bly



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Close Listening to

Dominique Fourcade

Wyston Curnow

& Thomas McEvilley



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George Stanley’s
Vancouver: A Poem

available as a PDF



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An overview of the Philly poetry scene



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Something important is happening

in Beacon, NY,”

& it’s not Dia



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Fanny Howe & Ange Mlinko

win top prizes from

The Poetry Foundation



Chicago Tribune article



LA Times blog

on the Ruth Lilly Prize



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Pierre Joris on Henri Meschonic



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We’re lucky

Brent Goodman

is still here

to write this poem



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Naked Lunch

is still fresh



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Book cover archive



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Reading report:

Ryan Walker & Rob Halpern



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The Philip K. Dick wars



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Peter Culley’s

The Age of Briggs & Straton

(PDF)



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On interviewers

who are idiots



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More NaPoMo Questionnaires:

Steve McOrmond

Bryan Sentes

Oana Avasilichioaei

Moez Surani



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Staging Anne Carson’s

An Oresteia



A review of the book



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Watt’s up



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Talking with Rachel Zolf



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James D. Houston has died



So has Kathleen Flowers



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Remembering Franklin Rosemont



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For Brenda Hillman, it’s all about the mystery



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Elaine Showalter

on the “most overrated woman writer”

& other questions



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A special offer on

The Poems of Charles Reznikoff



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Talking with Ed Baker



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Translating a poem by Onitsura



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Jim Murdoch: Why I hate haiku



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Annie Finch on Whitman parodies



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Who should be

the “new poetic voice

of Chicagoland?



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Reciting the same poem

in 111 languages



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Tinfish goes to junior high



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Willie “Loco” Alexander

sets Vincent Ferrini’s poetry to music



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A downloadable music playlist

for National Poetry Month



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Elizabeth Alexander at Duke



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Beat history amplifies the mysogny



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Reading The Canary, no. 6



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Online lit journals coming of age



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The tale behind Strunk & White



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Retranslating Cavafy



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Talking with Tom Clark



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“200 near perfect books of poetry”



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Frost vs. Stevens in Key West



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Ask “Quietism Everywhere” producer

Brigid Sullivan some questions



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Justin Lukyn’s

Henry Pepper

(PDF)



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Matthew Zapruder,

close-reading John Ashbery



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Hip hop Shakespeare



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Milton’s rules for writing



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Doris Ferleger

picked as laureate of Pennsylvania’s

Montgomery County

by a Quietist from Houston



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“Most hated man in American poetry”

judging rip-off poetry contest

(never submit to anything

that has a “reading fee”)



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Richard Wilbur reads Elizabeth Bishop



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Remembering Deborah Digges



Boston Globe obit



New York Times obit



Amherst Republican story



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What’d’ya know?



&, of course, Whad’Ya Know?



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The new “Canterbury Tales



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Remembering Yeats



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Miriam N. Kotzin’s Reclaiming the Dead



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Darwin’s descendant

on the origin of poetry



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A review of

Polis is This



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Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon’s ]Open Interval[



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Jorie Graham, Yusef Komunyakaa

inducted into

American Academy of Arts & Letters



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Charles Wright’s Sestets



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The wit & wisdom of Famous Seamus



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Little Augie

relishes the lingo of mob barbarism”



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Elizabeth Spires

getting mawkish

over William Edmondson



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A Quietist festival at Princeton



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Gail Ghetia Bellamy:

Cleveland Height’s fourth laureate



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Kay Ryan appointed

to her second term



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14 new Vonnegut stories

to be published



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A slide show of broadsides for

Mutanabbi Street



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Library book returned

after 145 years



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Judith Krug fought book banning



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Going after Britain’s harsh libel laws



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Now the maker of newsprint paper

is thinking bankruptcy



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Cuts at The NY Times,

reorg at Washington Post



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Another round of cuts

at Publishers Weekly



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What is to be done?



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Tough love” for journalists



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As papers die, J-schools thrive



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The future of investigative journalism,

if any



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The last “hero journalist



& the real thing, Seymour Hersh



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Are books the next to go?



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Giving them away doesn’t work



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Why bookstores

are irrelevant to poetry



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One solution:

a bookstore without books



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Shelving the e-books



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Encarta

made obsolete by Wikipedia

will shut down



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Putin’s last critics



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Terry Eagleton on pomo

& Islamic fundamentalism



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Carlin Romano

on Wittgenstein’s family



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17 Reasons Why!”

David Buuck & BARGE

at Mission 17



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Shepard Fairey punches back



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Cy Twombly in Rome



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Adeena Karasick’s new video



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Talking with Viggo Mortensen



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Dennis Cooper’s avant film fest



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John Goodman as Pozo,

Nathan Lane as Estragon



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Bob Dylan: stuck in the past



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Rethinking Hoagy Carmichal



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Anthony Braxton’s “Composition No. 58”



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Soundpainting returns to Brooklyn



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Ban Comic Sans?



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Rem Koolhaas

turns NY real estate

on its ear



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Frank Gehry

& Dwight David Eisenhower



Conversations with Frank Gehry



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Art car & mutant vehicle pioneer

Tom Kennedy

drowned while body surfing



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The best of the tributes to

Harry the K



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