Monday, May 11, 2009



Sue Collins, Carol Watts (head turned), Tom Konyves,

Will Rowe, Tony Lopez, RS, Nancy Huth & friends

on Liverpool Road in Manchester



More on the Text Festival from

Geof Huth (with videos)

(and more videos)



Matt Dalby on the “Bury Poems”



Tony Trehy on The Agency of Words



Richard Barrett on “the Bury Poems”

& my reading



Dalby on my reading

& on the festival overall



Huth on the “thinking exercise



More photos



A view of the Bury Art Gallery itself



Dalby on Claus van Bebber

& the impact of the Text Festival



More Festival yet



My reading in London



Tony Trehy on my reading in London

& some thoughts on the future



Ernesto Priego

on my reading in London



My interview on the BBC’s “The Strand”



Hope for poetry yet



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Book art of the Russian avant-garde



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This is what a feminist [poet] looks like



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Terrific videos from

Fence’s 10th anniversary reading



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The founder of Millions Poet

on poetry & women

in the Middle East



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Conceptual writing in Berlin



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Langpo & more in Paris



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Innovative British poetry



And the pop-slam version



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Talking with Jennifer Moxley



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Angela Buck’s “Blaserpoly2”

using Robin Blaser reading from Image Nation



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Guy Barker has died



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Sexual harassment charges

hurt Walcott’s Oxford candidacy



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Devin Johnston in the Washington Post



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Craig Arnold is presumed dead



The end of the trail



The FaceBook search page



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Pennsylvania Senate eliminates

all arts funding

call to action



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Obama’s arts budget



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A poetry series comes to BBC TV



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Talking with CA Conrad



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Ken Jacobs on Rae Armantrout



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Talking with Sam Cornish



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Raúl Zurita at UCLA



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Bill Clinton

on the murder of

Ken Saro-Wiwa



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On Louis Armand’s Solicitations:

Essays on Criticism & Culture



Louis Armand : “Correspondences 



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UA Fanthorpe has died



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Andrew Motion

“groping for a mythologized England



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There is more to Carol Ann Duffy

than her gender



The original good line girl



Talking with Duffy



A new poem

(for UA Fanthorpe)



I coulda been a contendah,

cries Purple Ronnie



Clive James gets all soggy

over Duffy & Fanthorpe



The view from Australia



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Taking the job of laureate seriously



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Best-Poem-in-Which-Every-Word-is-Spelled-Wrong Bee



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Talking with Simon Perchik



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Mark Scroggins

trying to find a middle ground

between canons & completeness



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Clive Matson’s Mainline to the Heart



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Joel Chace: six poems



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“The only ‘certified’

Negro book-reviewer

in captivity”



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Anne Waldman saves the chapbook



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A belated award

for

Ellen Bryant Voigt



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Fanny Howe:

“After Watching Klimov’s Agoniya



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Alfred Appel is dead



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Basra: City of poets



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Six poems by Buck Downs



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Another perspective on Khalil Gibran



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A good time to write poetry

in Sacramento



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John Lithgow & John Ashbery



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Kent Johnson

in praise of curmudgeons

& anonymous hit pieces



32 responses,

just 6 of them from women



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William Logan:

The End of Criticism



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In praise of flame wars



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Some grumpiness from Geoffrey Hill



Hill’s Selected Poems



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Poetry well-suited for “Howard Stern fans



Sort of a dissent



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Ange Mlinko in The New Yorker



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David Wojahn:

making the case for modernism deniers



John Gallaher on Wojahn



Johannes Göransson

on the ignorance of the young



Also here, here & here



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A directory of book-trade people on Twitter



Plus a directory (very incomplete) of authors

who tweet



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Eric Miller’s The Day in Moss



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Poetry & resistance in Toronto



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Auggie Kleinzhaler’s “underweight” retrospective



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A profile of Jean Rhys



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Bicentennial Poe



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Student suspended

for working in porn



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Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

on Jack Spicer, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

& ChadSweeney



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Talking with David Hoenigman



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A literary contest

that knows

what it’s about



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JG Ballard & the lost avant-garde



Ballard: “The Autobiography of JGB




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Language “out of work



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The Palestinian Festival of Literature



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A profile of Gary Lawless



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Talking with Kathy Fagan



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Marilyn Krysl’s Swear the Burning Vow



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Nikki Giovanni:

love makes the wheels go round



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Talking with Marion Montgomery



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Amy Goodman talks to

Lawrence Ferlinghetti



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Bringing Urdu classics

into English



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The Chinese language

in the age of

internet reproduction



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Is Rupert losing it?



A big screen for Kindle



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Publishers seek alternative to Kindle



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Can Kindle save newspapers?



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Senatorial tears for ink-stained wretches



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A way for writers to get paid?



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What future for The Globe?



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One way to

make newsrooms profitable



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Newspapers

enter the land of the dead



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In praise of POD



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A “Gary Snyder on Earth Day” interview



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This is just to say



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Talking with Ursula K. Le Guin



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Adam Foulds,

warped by writing



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Bishop & Lowell:

friends at a distance



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Peter Porter:

“poetry is its own answer”



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When words merge



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The Cavafy archive



Cavafy’s nostalgia



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Talking with Alfred Nicol



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Bob Hicok on the PBS Newshour



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Talking with Noelle Kocot



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Jazzing up Dylan Thomas



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The Archivist



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The age of digital discovery



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Answers about poetry in Brooklyn

(parts 2 & 3)



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Poets & astronomers



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Jack Gilbert, Muddy Waters

& that old Etruscan mojo



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Putting Wendy Cope to music



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New writing from Japan



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New writing from Africa



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Ron Slate in the Washington Post



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Lit Mag Marathon coming

May 30-31 in NYC (PDF)



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Talking with K. Peddlar Bridges



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Clive James on Updike’s last poems



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Towards a genre-based typology of Weblogs



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Poetry & Dream

at the Tate Modern



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Ansel Adams & ethnic cleansing



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A photo exhibit in DC



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Rain Taxi reviews

Emma Bee Bernstein



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Pacita Abad &

Singapore’s Art Bridge



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Carolee Schneemann

on mysteries of the iconographies



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Poems as art work



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The hand is back



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What’s in Tunnel 228?



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Conversations with Frank Gehry



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Tramps like us



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Keith sings the blues



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Pete Seeger at 90



An Irish profile of Pete

that mentions Charles Olson



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Bono vs. Elvis: the poem



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Here come The Moors