Friday, June 26, 2009



Photo by Samuel James Henry



Tribute to Emma Bee Bernstein



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Charles Bernstein, reading at New Yipes in Oakland



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Allen Mozek

on Notes on Conceptualisms



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Flarf vs. really bad writing



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Peter Philpott’s dissertation

on the post-avant-garde



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What does a poem do?



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Waves at the Latino Poetry Review



Steven Schroeder’s review of Richard Vargas’

McLife & American Jesus



Richard Vargas’ letter to Schroeder



Barbara Jane Reyes’ perspective



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The role of the academy

in contemporary innovative

British poetry



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More David Bromige collaborations



More still & even more



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Kelly Writers House

in Second Life



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Talking with Paul Auster



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A case of plagiarism in Vietnam



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Talking with Murat Nemet-Nejat



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Ernesto Priego’s Not Even Dogs



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A fan of Urdu poetry:

Barack Obama



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Librarians fighting Google book deal



Google book search adds new features



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Print is dead & advertising will never recover

Steve Ballmer says



Dow Jones CEO:

Google is a blood sucker



Facebook gets more like Twitter



More newspapers dropping print



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Harvard lays off 275



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Andrew Schelling’s Ancient India



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Vincent Ferrini’s greatest hits



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Exercise & Oulipo



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Talking with David Hoenigman



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CA Conrad’s Advanced Elvis Course



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An introduction to Wallace Stevens



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Talking with Asher Ghaffar



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Bookshelf paintings



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Graham Swift’s Making an Elephant:

Writing from Within



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A profile of Sholem Aleichem



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Linda Gregg, reading



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Talking with Zachariah Wells



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Proust’s The Lemoine Affair,

another Charlotte Mandell translation



Alan Bernheimer’s photo

of Proust’s room



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The incommensurate

at Canessa Park



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Adam Phillips & Barbara Taylor

On Kindness



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Perseus cuts 20 jobs



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Current Chinese Poetry



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William Gibson’s Spook Country



Plus Pattern Recognition



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Three days of poetry in Seattle



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Mebane Robertson’s Signal from Draco



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Edmund White’s Rimbaud



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Talking with Ha Jin



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Maxine Chernoff & Arda Collins



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Sam Sampson’s Everything Talks



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Poetry should be transparent,”

says Billy Collins



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Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

on Carl Phillips, Timothy Leary &

2 books by Norma Cole



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Rosanna Warren on Umberto Saba



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Elizabeth Robinson

on Travis Macdonald & Joshua Casteel



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Poetweets from the Scarab Club



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12 three-line poems



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An anthology of women’s writing in English

that is not limited to Anglo-American work



Daisy Fried’s “Women’s Poetry”



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Quietist complaints

even in Nigeria



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The “founder” of American literature



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Michael Thomas

wins the Impac Dublin prize



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Guest editing & rejection



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Matthew Prior upon a corset



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Gary Copeland Lilley’s Alpha Zulu



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Language & schizophrenia:

a preliminary bibliography

7 pages long



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Haunted Poe



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Frank Wilson & the blue bloom



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Talking with Nicolette Bethel



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Wallace Stegner at 100



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“Most people have a single poem

that means something important to them”



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A year in prison

for quoting the Koran

in a love poem



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Mocking the pols

is a public service



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The San Francisco International Poetry Festival



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The joys of Nicholson Baker



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Menage



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Georges Bataille’s Divine Filth



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Kill the brain, kill the ghoul



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Antoine’s Alphabet: Watteau and His World



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Wayne Koestenbaum on Ryan Trecartin



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Talking with Duncan Jones



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Talking with Yoko Ono



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Makoto Tojiki’s

designs in light



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The writing of Jack Smith



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Stacy Keach as Lear



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Just another brick in the wall



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Brain Time