Monday, June 8, 2009



Photo by James Garrahan, 2008



Cecilia Belle on David Bromige



Chris Bromige on his father



David Bromige

translating Rilke into Californian



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Ulysses

sells for £275,000



“a kind of heaven of textuality”



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Poetry, justice & gender



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Disband



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Juliana Spahr

on Notes on Conceptualisms



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Sharon Mesmer

is the guest blogger

for the next 2 weeks

at Best American Poetry



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Adam Fieled:

Rethinking post-avant



Poetry has fallen behind

the other arts”

in its capacity to disturb



Abstraction & emotion



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Two Inupaiq poets



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Bruce Sterling:

18 challenges in contemporary literature



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Charles Bernstein:

recent recommendations in critical writing



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Dementia

in recent poetry & prose



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Poetry heads into outer space



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Long live the King!



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Protracted Type,

a big collection from

Nico Vassilakis

(free as a PDF)



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Tony Green

at Kelly Writers House



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Translating poetry visually



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Russian Futurist MP3s



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Just how bad

are poetry reviews?



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Reading for failure



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Poetics as dirt



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Henry Gould

on Christianity & the “New Thing”



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Poets on the Edge:

Contemporary Hebrew Poetry



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Reader report:

the Griffin Prize reading



The winners



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Poetry, gentrification & Toto too



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Dear Lorca, Happy Birthday!



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From Proust’s phone call

to the web



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A new home for Poets House



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The globalized joys of

Alligatorzine



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“The Fallacy of Rejecting Closure



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A web make-over for Daniel Defoe



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Samuel Johnson’s struggle



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Paul Ruffin,

Texas laureate, member of the NRA



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“Free” digital books

come at a high price



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Poets &
scientists


collaborating



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Strunk & White

vs. the linguists



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Who’s afraid of the big bad Whorf?

(registration required)



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Why limit the conversation

to just our own species?



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The Twitter book club



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Looking for a reading

in Thunder Bay



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Cavafy, Shahid Ali & Gunn



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Current Chinese Poetry



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Robin Blaser in Brazil



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Literature & the First Amendment



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The cookie cutter poetics of slam



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A writer’s group

made up entirely

of therapists



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The legacy of

David Foster Wallace



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A profile of Alice Munro



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Language is a virus

(registration required)



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Poetry is for everyone”



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Norton’s anthologies

of contemporary poetry



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Poetry publishing in the 21st century



Responses



Response to the responses



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Talking with Roger McGough & his daugher Izzy



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Here come the Okras



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Paul Berman

on Gabriel García Márquez: A Life



The Chron review



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Robert Burns in South Carolina



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Charles Wright, reading



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The Oxford kerfluffle

goes from bad to verse



“I am not aware of any more complaints



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Salt’s spoof gets noticed



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Jack Foley on KPFA



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Ever more Ooga Booga



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Can David Rieff

really edit

his mother’s journals?



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The journal for people

who can’t write



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Updike’s last fiction



& poetry



NYRB on both



Bloomberg



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The play’s the thing



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What kind of publishers

should survive?



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Good news re print

from deggers@826national.org



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The impending demise of the university



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David Byrne, wax cylinders

& e-books



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The collages of John Ashbery



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“Save us from artists using language



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Cecil Touchon

in Interior Design



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Things to do in Marfa



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Susan Bee in Art News



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The photographer John Hopkins



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Nauman’s Biennale



The Nauman workout



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The sadness in Yoko Ono



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The Biennale is like Kafka



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A Week of Kindness



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Yale sued over stolen Van Gogh



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Reviving

the music of the Nipmucs



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La Monte Young’s
secret tuning



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Remembering Koko Taylor



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What to make of “best 100
lists



Top 100 books of all time”



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Was I.F. Stone a spy?



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