Monday, April 27, 2009



Photo ©2007 by Emma Bee Bernstein



Eileen Myles,

reading (MP3) & talking (MP3)



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Geof Huth’s Text Festival schedule



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The World Digital Library



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A conservative view of Lorine Niedecker



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Talking with John Ashbery



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Censorship at Facebook



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Dardanic” prose poems



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Ange Mlinko on the Piraha



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Aram Saroyan:

Did Creeley & Dorn “lose their way”?



Not quite defending Dorn’s homophobia



And dealing with the poems



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Maggie O’Sullivan’s Waterfalls



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Veterans & poetry



Poems against War



Post Traumatic Press



Raving Dove



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Stefan Brecht has died



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Joy Harjo has resigned

from UNM

in protest over

another faculty member’s retention



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The disappeared



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A prose poem

by Emily Dickinson



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A trip to Gloucester

in search of

Charles Olson



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Flarf vs. conceptualism:

the rematch



The rise & fall of Ziggy Goldsmith



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Recent essays by Adrienne Rich



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Ty Miller on Walter Benjamin

& the eternal return



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Keith Waldrop on collage



On the art of Keith Waldrop



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3 visual lip poems

by Ernst Jandl, translated by

Rosmarie Waldrop



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Literary theory as conceptual art (MP3)



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What Pashtun poets write about



Afghan women

take risks as poets



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Torture & literature:

Orwell, Sutherland, Prynne



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The Filamore Tabios, Sr. Memorial Poetry Prize



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How Eduardo Galeano

made the best seller list



Monthly Review Press

struggles to meet demand



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Stephen Vincent’s

100 days’ of Barack Obama show

will be up tomorrow only

@ Steven Wolf Gallery in SF



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Tamalpais Walking

by Tom Killion & Gary Snyder



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The Book Machine



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Last flight of the loco logodaedalist



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Twitter verse



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Ficus strangulensis,

mail artist



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Poetry in Lotion



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Shakespeare’s mind



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Talking with Emily Schultz



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The persistence of the book

in the age of internet reproduction



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Albert DeSilver,

Marin’s poet laureate,

& the poetry chair



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Is Mark Wallace really an ideologue?



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Oxford’s next poet could be

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra



He once edited Concrete Poetry



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Grace Cavalieri

presents 5 books of poetry



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Killer rabbit prize poem



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Harriet struggles

with comments wars



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Mark Ford on William Logan



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When did “reviews” become extended blurbs?



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Opacity and mystery



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Cecil Taylor & Charles Olson



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What pop music tells us about

JG Ballard



His impact on other arts



Claire Walsh on the death of her partner



Ballard’s edge



Martin Amis on Ballard



Ballard’s last story



Ballard’s last book cancelled



Neil Gaiman on Ballard



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A profile of Yosimar Reyes



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Talking with Dave Eggers



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Yeats “Among School Children”



An awful playwright



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What would Hegel do?



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Narrative & bourgeois narrative



Is this the novel’s “job”?



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Against interpretation



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Pair confess firebomb plot

over novel



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Poets with guns



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How about plaques for locations in fiction?



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Oz authors fear © changes



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Talking with Sarah Cortez



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McGonagall & Donne



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W.S. Merwin’s “happy accident”



Why Merwin deserves the prize



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Michael Dirda on Updike’s poems



A view from Tulsa



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Britain’s true “deadline poet”

in his last week of service:

“Poor Alistair Darling’s new budget

Invites us to listen and judge it”



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Is Carol Ann Duffy the next laureate?



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The “hobo poet laureate



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The laureates come calling



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Two laureates talking



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A chronicle of Quietism



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Brandon Brown comes out

for rugged individualism



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Means & ends in the English Dept.



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DHS is converting

part of St. Elizabeth’s

(including Pound’s old cell)

into its new HQ



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Reading report:

a coffee house in Terre Haute



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James Wood on Ian McEwan



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Susan Wheeler

on an elegy for a child



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Paul Muldoon Can’t See Latinos



Muldoon is failing at The New Yorker



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Literary apocalypse quiz



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Dan Brown’s next novel

gets a 5,000,000 copy

first printing



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Watching Nelson Algren disappear



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Fridays at the Lamont



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Flannery O’Connor’s Catholicism



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Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter



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Lawyer makes the case for poetry



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No indie presses win LA Times Book Prizes

(Bidart wins for poetry)



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The poet gets the girl



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Gutenberg’s e-book



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Publishers need to look

beyond the recession



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There is no such thing

as “free news



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“I mourn the death

of local newspapers



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Time for a

national journalism strategy



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The Pulitzer

& the quietists of American music



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Steve Reich:

Minimalism goes mainstream



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Dylan does what he wants



A review in The Inky



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Ken Edwards:

“Why I like David Byrne”



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Talking with Stevie Nicks



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John Moore’s landscapes



A John Moore painting

I used for What



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New York Cool



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Peter Schjeldahl on artists

“Younger than Jesus”



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The Salvador Dali

Look-Alike Contest



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“I am art” –

plastic surgery as an art