Tuesday, June 2, 2009



Ashbery at the Poetry Project, May 14 (photo © by Star Black)




Charles North, introducing

John Ashbery



Ashbery on Bookworm,

discussing the work of Pierre Martory



From Raymond Chandler to John Ashbery

by way of Ogden Nash



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Discovering Dunbar



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A profile of Jeramy Dodds



The Griffin finalists



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How does cultural history get written?



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Muddy Realism & the New Thang



Just add manifestos



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Kan potes spel?



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More on Charles Olson
& Henry Corbin



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John Olson’s poetics



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Kamala Das has died



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The Beats are hot in Hollywood



But not so Gary Snyder in Seattle



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Poetry is hip!



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Nate Mackey:

First Person Pronouns & Concrete Settings



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Who writes about work?



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Jordan Davis goes to Narnia



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Today

Tuesday, June 2,

Eduardo Galeano

at the Philly Free Library



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June 9,

Jane Sprague hosts


Tina Darragh & Diane Ward

@ Belladona (NYC)



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June 12

in Bury, Lancashire

Jesse Glass at the Text Festival



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June 28

the films of Henry Hills

at Anthology Film Archives, NYC



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Hannah Weiner:

An Argument for Black Dada



Adam Pendleton

at Haunch of Venison, Berlin



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Adam Fieled’s

The White Album

(PDF)



Fieled,

thinking about reception



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Sculpting the fish

of Elizabeth Bishop



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A champion for Ulysses



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Michael Lally:

What’s a book?



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The Marin Poetry Chair



A profile of the chair



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A Wiki for innovative audiences



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The future of book reviews



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The social impact of the

National Spelling Bee

is to make language palpable

even in a Sprint store



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2 billion people are learning English



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Robinson Crusoe,

one syllable at a time



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The ancestor of language



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Languages on life support



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Charles Bernstein’s soundwork of the 1970s

has been remastered



Maria Damon’s EM

(For Emma Bernstein & Her Family)



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Purging reds at Yaddo

with Flannery O’Connor & Robert Lowell



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Talking with Mark Yakich



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More videos from Palfest



Plus photos

(including a second attempt

to shut the festival down

by the Israeli army,

this time countered by the

British Consulate)



And blogs



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Eva Touster has died



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Poetry and/or fiction



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a hatchet job

posing as a bad literary biography”



An introduction to Robert Creeley



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An unbound

Book About Death

& how you can participate



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Betty Sue Flowers & LBJ



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Richard Wilbur at the 92nd Street Y



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Another editor bails on Granta



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Who now for Oxford?



Look elsewhere for Oxford chair,

Heaney advises



National Post:

Make it a “bad boy”



The NY Times tries to sum up

the whole sorry mess



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Who gives a *#$% about poetry?



We do, sayeth the BBC



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The Golden Age of Reading?



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Jane Hirshfield in Xi’an, China



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West Haven’s poetry post turns 10



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A profile of Albert Huffstickler



The Bard of Hyde Park



A Huffstickler medley

on the Lilliput Review blog



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Seamus Heaney translates

Robert Henryson



An excerpt



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This week’s death-of-a-bookstore
tale

is just off the Columbia campus



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Lemmings search for

the next big cliff



Big morph
in the Big Apple



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Starbucks cuts poetry program in Hawai’i



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Mary Swander,

Iowa’s poet laureate



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Mary Ann Hoberman, laureate

of Greenwich, CT



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David Cornberg’s The Dailies



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James Shea’s Star in the Eye



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The New Selected Poems of Dannie Abse



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A review of two Twin City poets

that only mentions one



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“the greatest short-story writer in the world”



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Inside Neil Gaiman



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Gertrude Himmelfarb’s

The Jewish Odyssey of George Eliot



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Some new videos of readings

from the 2008 Dodge Poetry Festival

plus others on the Dodge Fest’s

Poetry Friday blog



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Are literary festivals

just a form of porn?



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An ideal:

to write and not be published



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The Booker

wouldn’t keep me in cigarettes”



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The 22nd Trillium shortlists



A video on the history of the award here



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Love poetry is hardest says Duffy



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Donald Everett Axinn’s

Travels in My Borrowed Lives



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Murakami’s 1984



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A novel about a painter



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Poetry & hair



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Starting them young



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Connecticut weeklies outsource content

to India



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Time to start charging for content?



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Welcome to a dying industry,

J-school grads?



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When is a communications medium obsolete?



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Plagiarism charge sinks 3 reports on

intellectual property rights



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EU wants in on Google Book funds



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Kindle begins to make inroads

on serious readers



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The Year of the Bible:

one really bad idea



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10 ways to think

about social networking

& the arts



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Rupert looks to a digital future



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Narrative in new media:

the case of alternate reality games,

2001-2009



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Laurie Duggan

on arts & literature

in Oz



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All Suffering Soon to End



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Postmodernity
& the 2 kinds of realism



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The paintings of John Westmark



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Court completes Kokoschka theft



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The 21st century icon

is the car crash



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Larry Rivers at Tibor de Nagy



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Rauschenberg, Johns

& gay arts mid-century



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Warhol Foundation sued

for verifying fakes



Speaking of fakes



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Using art to teach history



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The $232 million

arts high-school



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Why aren’t museums controversial

anymore?



Could be a lack of sex?



Tracey Emin is over sex



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Where America stands,

design-wise



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Illustrated letters



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A 10-CD Art Tatum set



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The Flatlanders

Live at the World Cafe



My photos of the show



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Steve Earle sings

Townes Van Zandt



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Iggy Pop & the French novel



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A bio of Tom Waits



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Why musicals suck



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George Lakoff

on the political meaning of empathy



Why Lakoff still matters:

framing the debate on © law

& digital publishing



Competing curricula over ©



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The Odyssey of Cornel West



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Why “improvements” make things worse



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Ronald Takaki has died



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