Monday, May 18, 2009



Stan Persky on Robin Blaser



Robin Blaser’s obit

in the Vancouver Sun



The Globe and Mail



incomparable



Alumni endowments set up

in honor of Blaser & Warren & Ellen Tallman



Sic Transit Gloria Mundi



Robin, reading at Berkeley,

Nov. 6, 2008



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Flarf vs. conceptual poetry:

the podcast



Elites serving elites



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The nature & fate of

ethnopoetics



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Jennifer Bartlett’s

“My Larry Eigner”



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Gurlesque



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Mark Wallace

on 21st century feminism



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Gina Myers

on the essays of

Adrienne Rich



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Sections of Stephen Ratcliffe’s

longpoem

have begun to appear

on his blog



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The Nuyorican Poet’s Café

is 35-years-old



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New Jersey’s hold

on the Pulitzer for poetry



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Diane di Prima

is San Francisco’s laureate



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Utah’s laureate

is wired



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John Tranter:

spanking the bourgeoisie



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Close reading aloud

Rodrigo Toscano



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Raúl Zurita at the School of Nursing



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Translation & its discontents



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Steve McCaffery

reading from Carnival



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In praise of failure



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Manning’s Standard Poet Rankings



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On the poetics of erasure



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Still talking with CA Conrad



CA Conrad on Elvis Presley



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Robert Duncan & Henry Corbin



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The best book of 1962

won no awards



Words



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Seth Abramson on

David Shapiro & influence



Shapiro responds



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Gary Sullivan’s response

to my review of Theogony



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Flarf poets still not dead



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Tuesday, May 19

Dusie in NYC



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James Kirkup has died



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So has David Marcus



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The unthinkable tenderness of

Juan Gelman



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Talking with Tao Lin



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Seth Abramson’s Third Way

gets a little curiouser



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E-book sales since 2002



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Amazon becomes a publisher



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A poetry award

named for Nazim Hikmet



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Writers & underwriters

in Dubai



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In Lebanon,

a poet publishes a mag

devoted to the body



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Another magazine

devoted to the body,

literally



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Steven Waling

on the Text Festival



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Eileen Myles on

John Updike’s “non-poems”



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Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

A Life



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Subdoing John Giorno



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Invented languages



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Donald Richie

on a new edition

of Kenneth Rexroth’s Japanese translations



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Translating poetry



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Why no American Brontë?



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Catcher in the Ryethe sequel



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Signage as housing



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Performance poetry is back!



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The papers of Rae Armantrout



A short review of Versed



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A “poetry jam

at the White House



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Salman Rushdie’s

“In the South”



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Ruth Stone

didn’t know April

was poetry month



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How bookstores in Vermont

adapt



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Bookstore sales are still falling

but doing better than retail overall



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Flannery O’Connor

touched by evil



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Talking with Justin Marks



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Blog-based peer review



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On the pleasures of hating



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Here come the book pirates!



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High school haiku,

John Ashbery & Tom Devaney



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BookPatrol,

including a one-hour video interview

with Gary Snyder

underwritten by the Nevada Irrigation District



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U. of Wyoming statement on

Craig Arnold



A remembrance of Craig Arnold



Still searching



Climbers have no luck



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17th century Icelandic sound poetry



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Buddhism & deconstruction



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Unvention



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A rightwing putdown of

Carol Ann Duffy



“A laureate’s poems are all that matter”



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Andrew Motion

wrote 8 poems as laureate



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Kleinzahler’s Gunn



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the best name / in America



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Walcott withdraws



The greatest living poet



The Poisoned Chalice



Oxford refuses calls to halt “election”



Ruth Padel feels “unjustly tainted”



But she’s the “winner”



“This election is now void



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Poets at the “bottom of the lake



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A profile of Henry Denander



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Natasha Tretheway

goes to Korea



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Talking with Brad Gooch

about Flannery O’Connor

(PDF)



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Peter Payack’s

Cambridge laureate role

continues baking



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Playing with

Poetry.com’s

ongoing scam



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Poster poems:

from blog to book



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Here comes narrpo,

the not-new narrative



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Poetry in Tacoma



& in Bellingham



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Adam Kirsch on Chinese poetry



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Steve Tills:

golf as a second language



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The New York Giants

have a poet



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Elizabeth Alexander’s poetry:

what would Olson say?



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Maurice Kilwein Guevara’s
Poema



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3 dark poems by Robert Frost



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Yet another portrait

of Robert Burns



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Nuke porn



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Twitter poetics



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Lighght Prime



Eyeye Prime



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Talking with Gerald Locklin



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Reading report:

poetry in three languages



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Allison Glock

doesn’t know how to read

blogs



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4 modes of poetry:

(1) “mainstream

(2) reading Tony Hoagland

(3) the Beats

(3a) More on the Beats

(4) language poetry



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Is cowboy poetry thriving?



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The biologist is a poet



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Nathan Austin’s Survey Says!



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Reading report: White House jam



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Philosopher wife swap?



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The poetry of Alan Franks



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Poems about music



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More from the new genre of

Katrina poetry



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Gerald Stern,

late bloomer



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J. Michael Martinez

wins the Walt Whitman



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Alberto Rios’

Dangerous Shirt



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Jack Gilbert’s

The Dance Most of All



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Learning to write

like David Wagoner



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Teach “the turn



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Janice Harrington’s “Turning”



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Science &/or literature



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Typographic terms explained



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Tangled Alphabets



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When Google fails



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Shakespeare & the law

(a Supreme debut)



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The influence of reading

on the films of

Jim Jarmusch



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Campion’s Keats



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Rare audio from

Anthology Film Archives



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Steve Reich’s strangest score



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A biography of Tom Waits



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The poems of George Harrison

(& “the other candidate” for the Oxford chair)



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Fanthorpe inspired generations



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Blaming a laureate

for lines he did not write



Punked by Wikipedia



“On First Looking into Wikipedia’s ‘Language’



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Is art criticism

50 years behind poetry?



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The art of persona

at the Tate



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Barry Schwabsky

on the Pictures Generation



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the
best news the arts community

in the United States has had

since the birth of Walt Whitman



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Reinventing Walt Whitman Park



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The oldest sculpture



Joris on the psycho/social/cultural

implications



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Anselm Kiefer

in his studio



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Stephen Vincent’s

First Hundred Days of Obama



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