Monday, May 25, 2009



Rae Armantrout’s “Sway”



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Attention Span 2009

Rae Armantrout

Jillian Weise

John Wilkinson

Michael Scharf

Brad Flis

Marcella Durand

Ben Friedlander

Rod Smith

Dawn Michelle Baude

Kristin Prevallet

Philip Metres

Tom Devaney

Mark Truscott

Simon Schuchat

Elizabeth Treadwell



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Lyn Hejinian:

Latitude & Lucy Church Amiably



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The entire Delirious Hem series

on feminism is awesome:

Anne Boyer

Mary Biddinger

Brandi Homan

Megan Kaminiski

Becca Klaver

Majena Mafe

Gina Myers

Martha Silano

Leah Souffrant

K. Lorraine Graham

Elizabeth Treadwell

Sarah Vap

Teresa Carmody, Kim Rosenfield,

Vanessa Place & Christine Wertheim



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Robin Blaser:

Charles Olson & Alfred North Whitehead



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Marjorie Perloff on Beckett’s letters



Still waiting for Godot



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Talking with Reb Livingston



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Charles Bernstein at Segue (MP3)



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Kathy Acker interviews Bill Burroughs



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Thom Gunn’s Selected Poems



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Evie Shockley on Sina Queyras



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A poetry of experience



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Waldrop’s Baudelaire



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Against understanding



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Time, cryogenics & the School of Quietude



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Salt’s campaign raises sales



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On-demand book titles soar

while others decline

(47,541 new novels were published in ’08!!)



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Goodbye, books!



You can’t be serious!”



Is the future of fiction in video games?



Publishing in the recession



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John Gallaher

on Stephen Burt’s “New Thing”

& the age of Stevens



Paving Wallace Stevens



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BBC sending Simon Armitage to Afghanistan



Armitage on Sir Gawain



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Shakespeare’s Sonnets are 400



The first edition



Did Willie want to suppress the sonnets?



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Ange Mlinko on Susan Wheeler & Robert Polito



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Scribd takes a cue from iTunes



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Taking the literary scroll

to its logical conclusion



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Some aesthetic strictures



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Curtis Faville reads Watten’s Progress



And here



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The experience of otherness

in Polish poetry after 1990



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Kevin Killian

has now contributed

2,156 reviews

to Amazon.com



Killian, blogging for SFMoMA,

on Harry Jacobus



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Kundera & contempt



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Ralph Maud’s reply to Tom Clark



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Michael Kelleher’s tour of his library

is currently deep in

Robert Creeley



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Poet masks Israeli ID to with Arab prize



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A victory for censorship



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Can theater be dishonest?



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Can flarf offend?



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Is poetry “special”?



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JD Salinger’s lawyers

arrive on the scene of the “sequel”



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Kindle pilots are struggling at schools



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E-readers in color are coming



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Unpublished Auden poem surfaces



Comrade Auden



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Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica



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A CD of poetry for the blind

with no visual metaphors



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When is it snobbery

& when is it standards?



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Britain’s favorite poet – vote now!

(if ever there were a narrative of decline…)



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Brits don’t read poetry



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British IQs are dropping



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How poetry mutters



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The Phenomenal Oppen



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Jonathan Lethem’s “Ava’s Apartment”



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Resisting Ashbery

(& quieting him down)



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Worst postmodern lyric



Read aloud



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iPod-sized translation machines



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Copper Canyon

gets $117,000 NEA grant

for translation



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Alison Croggon wins Pascall Prize



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The Friggin Prize



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A profile of Ruth Padel



Padel denies smearing Walcott



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Marie Étienne’s King of a Hundred Horsemen



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A book tour to 100 bookstores



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Linh Dinh’s photo blog



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Remembering Nazrul Islam



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Darrell Bourque named Louisiana laureate,

this time for real



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Diane di Prima, SF’s laureate



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Britain’s laureate

“must diss the paymaster”



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Debunking the oral roots of fairy tales



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Poet/priests



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More poetry, please



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The collected poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch



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Louise Ho’s Incense Tree



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Questions for the book club



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The poetry of Blatz



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Mike Huckabee’s poem



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A poem by Paul Otremba



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Campbell McGrath’s anti-tweet



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Signed by author” forger convicted



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Results of the 2009
Pun-Off



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A review of Showalter’s

feminist history of American lit



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The Poets Guide to the Birds



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Collaboration in poetry



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Why shouldn’t the president read my book?”



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Talking with Elmore Leonard



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The Last Man in Europe



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Expats have a creative edge



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Christopher Ricks (again!)

on Plumly’s Keats



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Amina Cain & Claire Donato



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Yet another NY Times Review

of Frederick Seidel



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Breaking Annie Proulx’s heart



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Google Books lets libraries

have input on pricing



Google won’t buy any newspapers



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Did Tavern on the Green stiff publisher?



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The gaze & physical difference



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Willie Alexander & Vincent Ferrini



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Emerging artist fellowship

named for Emma Bee Bernstein



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Arthur Danto

on Hudson’s Ryman



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Cubism as realism



Realism as an attitude toward language



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“The cure of Balanchine



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Nation’s first Islamic college

coming to Berkeley



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Torture is not new

to the nation that perfected scalping



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A global map of the death penalty