Monday, June 22, 2009



Dan Featherston on David Bromige



The Petrarch Project:

4 new collaborations with Rychard Denner

& an interview



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John Olson’s “Extreme Reading



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Poetry as site of resistance



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John Ashbery &/or Andrew Marvell



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Guardian obit for Kamala Das



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Timothy Yu’s Race and the Avant-Garde



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Ange Mlinko:

“No matter how weird you are,

English really is weirder”



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Language & the myth of authenticity



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Cooking Naked Lunch



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Stealing plums from the ice box



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Paul Muldoon on the Colbert Report



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Ralph Maud fact checks Tom Clark in

Charles Olson at the Harbor



Olson’s notes on Henry Corbin



Stephen Walter’s London,

Charles Olson’s cartography



Nick Lawrence’s “Olson’s Republic



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FrancEyE has died



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Paradise Lost on the runway



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560,626 new book titles

were published last year



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Jonathan Mayhew’s Apocryphal Lorca



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The Big Bridge Slow Poetry feature



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Good creepy, bad creepy



Post-avant discourse



Jordan Stempleman

& the limits of the post-avant



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Book designs

for 40 imaginary books



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Denis Barone,

the Laureate of West Hartford, CT



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Geof Huth:

A poetics



Part 2 focuses on WCW



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The essays of Leonard Michaels



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Talking with Aaron Tieger



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Allegory in the work of Bruce Andrews



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Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai



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Harold Norse,

a Zelig for our time



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A profile of Adonis



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What became of the Novísimos



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“T.S. Eliot spent his summers in Gloucester



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Form & infinity in poetry



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Talking with Howard Junker



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What is the relationship

between language &
nature
?



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Mark Doty:

some digressions on Frank O’Hara

in the Hamptons



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A profile of Benjamin Zephaniah



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In praise of William McGonagall



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Talking with Ryan Buynak



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the most thoughtful, the wisest

and yet most accessible

of all modern poets”



Henryson’s Testament

as translated by Seamus Heaney



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Celebrating Brian Friel



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Does your state have a poet laureate?



The first state laureate was Ina Coolbrith

California, 1915



Current state laureates



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William Butler Yeats:

sex & death in Ireland



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Katha Pollitt,

leaving the Garden of Eden



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A jazz poet in Emporia, Kansas



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Old jazz, new poetry & the NBA



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Bruce Whealton & Jean Jones



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The life of Byron



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Greg Rappleye,

late starter



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Banning Hemingway, Sedaris, King & Lippman

from the high school reading list



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The indie bookseller book prize

short list



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Defending Kanye West



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CA Conrad on Elvis’ queer content



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Highlights of the Danowski collection

at Emory University



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“The Fallacy of Rejecting Closure



Digital photography & reader empowerment



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Were it not for Persian poetry,

English poetry

would have no rhyme”



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Ian Hamilton’s Collected Poems



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Tom Beckett:

a tale of two desks



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Minefields of the memoir



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Let’s
Doghouse:

A Tribute to Liam Rector



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Talking with A.E. Stallings



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Deborah Kay Davies

wins the Wales Book Award



Davies’ “Throng”



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The battle ground

in the war on tenure

is the junior college



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“Those Armageddon Rapture Headed

End-Time Blues



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Why newsprint still beats Kindle



Autographing the Kindle:

“This bespells doom”



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The one news magazine that is thriving



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An archive of 19th century British newspapers



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Overheard at the West Chester Poetry Conference



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Sotomayoralities



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Wallace Shawn:

writing about sex is…



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Shakespeare in the Hudson Valley



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Talking with Jonathan Galassi



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Why Ulysses



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Azar Nafisi

on the situation in Iran



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Uniformity & blandness

in book design



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Tart cards

as a design form



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Does the net

make you a better writer?



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A short career at

The New Yorker

told entirely in tweets



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Typos will set you free



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Remembering Trilling



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Free books



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Street photographers

fear for their art



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Art Spiegelman:

“The St. Louis Refugee Ship Blues”



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Another taste of Bacon



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Futurism at the Tate Modern



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Max Gurvich is dead:

can we get rid of his sculptures?



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Performing outside the comfort zone



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Michael Lally on Chris and Don



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Barbara Jane Reyes

on criticism, reviews &

The Resistance of Philippine Cinema



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Francis Ford Coppola at 70:

just getting started

as an indie director



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Naked Lunch:

what became of the Neanderthals