Thursday, May 21, 2009



Loden’s Nixon



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Celebrating Robin Blaser



Blaser & Henry Corbin



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Pierre Joris on the NY Spicer Fest



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Talking with Lara Glenum



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Italy’s top lit prize

goes to

Gémino Abad



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Breaking another 300-year

gender monopoly



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Saving Salt Publishing



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Starting May 23 across the West Bank:

The Palestinian Festival of Literature



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Mario Benedetti has died



As has Michael Murphy



& Marion Kingston Stocking



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Remembering James Kirkup

& the last “successful” blasphemy trial



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Kerouac’s game



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In London, starting May 23,

The TEXTMUSICTEXTMUSIC Symposium



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A roster of readings in Paris



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Poetry and/or film:

talking with Brandon Downing



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Talking with Mike-E of Afroflow



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Marianne Moore, formalism & the post avant



& Marianne Moore, formalism, the post-avant & me



Because it’s too fracking boring, Curtis

(on the lyric)



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The Home Video Review of Books

has a pretty great lineup



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Scrib lets writers

charge for their work



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Celebrating Yannis Ritsos

at 100



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Duffy’s first couplet



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The “lost art” of reading aloud



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The interview as boxing match:

Anne Boyer vs. Ryan Manning



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Facebook & poetry communities



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Kentucky’s laureate

nurtures Appalachian lit



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Charles Bernstein on Tonya Foster



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Why Poetry Matters on BBC Two



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Twitter haiku from The Tube

to be judged

by Jackie Kay & Yoko Ono



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Recycling typography



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In Brooklyn, Supermachine Readings



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Was Walcott done in by a friend of Padel?



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Todd Gitlin on the newspaper crisis



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Newspapers & guilt



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Alexander Cockburn:

newspapers are dying

because they deserve to



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Journalists are overpaid!



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2 sides of the online © debate



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© conundrum



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Keats at Cannes



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10 questions about editing poetry:

Steve Schroeder



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Evie Shockley’s summer reading



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Poetry therapy in Grand Rapids



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Talking with Luivette Resto



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Richard Carr’s Ace



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Jonah Raskin on Willis Barnstone’s Mao



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Remembering Craig Arnold



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Does a “New Thing” exist?



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The Mad Poets’ Society

interview collection

includes Nathalie Anderson,

Frank Sherlock, CA Conrad,

Dee Rimbaud & more



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Tacoma’s second laureate

is Antonio Edwards, Jr.



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Cody Walker’s Shuffle and Breakdown



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The fear of theory

is a theory



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Talking with JMG LeClézio



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Mythos vs. logos

in “the haiku moment”



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Christopher Ricks & Giles Harvey

on Plumly’s Keats (MP3)



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Carl Phillips’ Speak Low



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A high-school poem in

Seventeen Magazine


by Sylvia Plath (PDF)



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A selling a high-school poem by

Bobby Zimmerman



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Is that poetry on your iPod?



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Michael Snow @ Printed Matter,

May 23



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Art scars or scarred art?



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Blind photographers



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Can Cy Twombly be trusted?