Monday, June 29, 2009



Sharon Mesmer on flarf (et al) in Poetry



Stan Apps close reads the issue



K. Silem Mohammad’s “Sonnagrams” from Shakespeare



Flarf & truth



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Simin Behbahani,

Iran’s National Poet,

speaks out



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Remembering David Bromige & Gerry Gilbert



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C.S. Perez on José Garcia Villa



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Stephen Ratcliffe & Ron Padgett

on how poets read



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Contextually reading

Hank Lazer’s Portions



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Andrew Wessels

with a different take on

American Hybrid



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William Carlos Williams

reading in the 1940s



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Anne Boyer & the edge of dream



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Geof Huth on Nico Vassilakis



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Can Seamus Heaney save the European Union?



Heaney in ought-4: “Beacons at Bealtaine



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Neal Cassady: the dark side of fame



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Britain’s “most famous” poet



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Joe Biden outsources his poetry



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Stacie Cassarino’s Zero at the Bone



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Texas laureate celebrates “southern style”



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Post-avant & personism



Post-avant disjunct



Adam Fieled:

“Chaos is a friend of mine”



Artaud & “profound anarchy”



Iraq: a postmodern war



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Jonathan Lethem on Philip K. Dick



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What people are reading over at Poetry

(hint: mostly not the Quietists)



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Naked Billy Collins



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Frank O’Hara

on writing about experience



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Ken Waldman,

Alaska’s fiddling poet



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Poetry & chocolate



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Infinite summer: 3 mos. of David Foster Wallace



Infinite Zombies



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“Why I’m a woman poet



Marxist Hexameter



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Henry Gould, spy



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Arab poets mull threat of “western values

to culture



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Egyptian poet makes it to second round

of Prince of Poets



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Charles Bernstein translates Victor Hugo



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Twitter poems from Iran



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Poetry Academy

signs agreement on intellectual property of

late UAE poet Bou Shihab



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Elizabeth Alexander’s

“anthem with text”



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Mathias Svalina’s

“I Am Extremely Terrified of Chinese People”



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Ken Siegelman,

Brooklyn’s laureate,

is dead



Who will fill Siegelman’s post?



One “short list



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Sam Weller,

St. Lake bookseller,

has died



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The Book Depository offers

free worldwide delivery

on its books



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Training the Text



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Roy Blount, Jr. for the Authors Guild

on the Google book settlement



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Loose Watch:

The Lost and Found Times Anthology



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Talking with Lucia Perillo



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Stephen Gyllenhaal,

poet & father

to two famous actors



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George Johnston, P.K. Page & Don Coles



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Talking with T.C. Boyle



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The first “official” Santa Clara County poem

is a collab (MP3)



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Seven intellectuals in a bamboo forest”



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Talking with Ada Limón



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James McGrath’s Dreaming Invisible Voices



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Poetry & social movements



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The 9-word story

that will take 1,000 years

to read



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YouTubes of poets published in

The San Pedro River Review



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In search of Proust’s bedroom



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“The Bard of Berkeley,”

Robert Hass



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Lyn Lifshin’s Persephone



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Sandra Ridley & Gary Barwin

win the bpNichol Chapbook Award



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Lorca’s most impossible “impossible play”



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Living with Martin Amis



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Deborah Grossman,

laureate of Pleasanton, CA



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Crime scene tape for a book mark



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Recooking A Moveable Feast



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A curious list of poetry films



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Author acquitted in Turkish court



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Sarah Maclay’s The White Bride



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Ray Bradbury fights for libraries



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The reluctant laureate



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Quietists on the Appalachian Trail



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The spoken word scene

in Hartford, CT



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Talking with Rauan Klassnik



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Robert Barboza’s

The Way the Wind Bends Things



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Denis Johnson: Nobody Move



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Poets for Palestine



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Two books forthcoming on

David Foster Wallace



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A year with the Harvard Classics



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The formal conventions of stripper memoirs



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Talking with Tiffani O’Neil Chaney



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100 New Zealand poems about animals



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W.S. Merwin on Bill Moyers’ Journal



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Talking with Dannye Powell



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Arthur Miller & Gertrude Stein



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Entanglements,

a film by Ann Waldman & Ed Bowes



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Susan Bee: Liquid Perceptions



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The Karl Waldmann Museum



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Revisiting Bacon



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Bruce Elder wins Motherwell Book Prize



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The MFA Boston

acquires Scaasi’s collection



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A theory of parks & New York’s Highline



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Why Heidegger Matters:

Part I, II, III



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Adorno in August in Sussex



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Poetry, Texas



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Bar codes are 35



So is Prairie Home Companion



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Retailers reduce customer options



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Errata:

That reading by Charles Bernstein

listed on June 26

as being from the New Yipes

was really from

The (New) Reading Series



Mea maxima culpa