Monday, June 15, 2009



Tony Green at Writers House



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David Bromige’s 75th birthday

with a significant present



David Bromige & the irony of action



Some quotes & found poems”



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LA Times obit for Harold Norse



NY Times obit



SF Chronicle obit



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NY Times obit for Kamala Das



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Remembering Mario Benedetti



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Jerry Rothenberg:

Poetry in the 1950s



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Walks with Paul Celan



A new Celan translation



Celan’s Mandelstam



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Giving Cavafy back his voice



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Bill Knott on Hart Crane



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Alan Davies on Brian Kim Stefans



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Library of America’s latest atrocity:

Ashbery’s “wacky wavering”



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The anthology is the enemy of the poet



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Sir Andrew Motion



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broadsheet no. 3

has an interview with Robert Creeley

(PDF)



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Outsider Poems:

A Mini-Anthology in Progress



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Geraldine Monk & Martin Archer

performing at

TextMusicTextMusic



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Bellow’s indictment of “poeticide



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Charles Bernstein’s The Lenny Paschen Show



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The lost poet: Seymour Faust



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Joseph Harrington

on Loden’s Nixon



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Beats vs. Beatniks



Beats go Hollywood



An abridged (highly)

Junky by William Burroughs



Talking with George Whitman

of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris



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New Criticism & the CIA



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William Matthews vs. Bill Knott

as seen by Pierre Bourdieu

(maybe)



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acrobatic macaroni

or at a music-boiled battle scene”

(this videopoem

cries out to be viewed

full-screen)



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Rodrigo Toscano’s

Collapsible Poetics Theater



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Two Jacks



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Jim Jarmusch’s summer reading list



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Reading Olson at the river



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Forms vs. things



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Nada Gordon on conceptual writing



Ornament & function



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Jackie Clark on Justin Marks



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The 2009 NYFA

Poetry Fellows



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Will Scribd challenge Kindle?



6 lessons about e-books



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June 30:

Eileen Myles’

The Collection of Silence

(scroll down)



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Talking with Campbell McGrath



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Wordsworth:

“How sweet it is…”



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Robin Blaser on Wordplay



Thomas Meyer



Lee Ann Brown



Jonathan Williams



Patricia Smith



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Brooklyn Copeland’s Borrowed House



Post-avant & the feminist impulse



Post-avant & imagination



Apocalypse & post-avant



Edge vs. depth



Where is the edge of edgy?



The Argonaut Folly

(part 2)(part 3)



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Simon &Schuster to sell

e-books on Scribd



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Brad Flis’ Peasants



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Talking with Shaindel Beers



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This week in NJ:

Paterson: The Province of the Poem



A conference on William Carlos Williams



Lewis Turco on the prosody of WCW



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Designing Oblivion



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Wasting paper” –

white space & poetry



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BBC’s Poetry Season

how was it for you?



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100+ poets

descend on Duluth



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Talking with Frank Giampietro



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Marie Buck’s Life & Style



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Who profits from for-profit journals?



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Talking with Antanas Sileika



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Poetry & prescience



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Wordsalad playlists



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Gert Jonke:

Homage to Czerny



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Kerala:

mad about books



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Yeats @ 144



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Mustafa Ahmed

is off to a fast start



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rabbit light movies:

a journal of poemfilms



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Corbin’s imaginal

& the archetype of initiation



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Talking with Karen Houle



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Byron off his meds



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Of writers & underwriters

in Dubai



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Jordanian poet first to qualify on

Prince of Poets



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James Salter’s “Palm Court”

(registration required)



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Talking with Sandra Ridley



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Journalism, process journalism,

blogging & Frank O’Hara



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Jennifer Bartlett:

My Larry Eigner



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Lizard, gizzard, blizzard:

Clayton Eshleman’s “Pollock Pouring”



«Qu’est-ce qui est américain dans la poésie américaine?



"Wat maakt Amerikaanse poëzie Amerikaans? "



Hashigakari



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Bookcases as art



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Touch Poet:

an app for iPhone



Reading on the iPhone



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Talking with Matthew Tierney



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Charles Bernstein, reading at Cue Foundation



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More on the demise of Shaman Drum



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This week’s death-of-a-bookstore tale

is from Appleton, WI



Plus Black Oak in Berkeley



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Arcade Publishing goes Chapter 11



But Dalkey Archive is thriving



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Talking with Sharon Harris



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Pascale Petit’s The Treekeeper’s Tale



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Sandra Simonds’ Warsaw Bikini



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Don Scott Tysdal’s

Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough

Using a Potentially Dangerous Method



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Summer Brenner’s I-5



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Instead of School of Quietude

we could just call it

single-cell poetics



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1,000,000 words – no waiting



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Juan Felipe Herrera

wins book award



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Slam poetry:

“the perfect opportunity

to just relax”



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All avant-gardes fail



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Talking with Ken McGoogan



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Connect with readers?

Oh, ick, double ick

says Robert McCrum



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BeeGees back ©



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Terry Pratchett & Ruth Padel

head up Darwin fest



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Duffy writes a poem



& she’s pissed



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Plagiarism & 1984



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On Maxine Kumin



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“Manifesto for Scholarly Publishing



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Garrison Keillor, Carol Ann Duffy,

Margaret Atwood:

The Edinburgh book fest lineup



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A profile of Bert Stern



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Edward Hirsch feeling “saudade”



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Ondaatje’s

The Collected Works of Billy the Kind



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Is German on the way out

in American colleges?



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Underestimating cultural literacy



Which is “in retreat



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Whoops!



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Suing for the “right”

to burn gay teen novel



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Is stripmalling

hipster fiction?



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The publisher finds the memoir

too hot to handle



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Censoring scholarship

or promoting abuse?



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What’s wrong

with the “Academic Bill of Rights



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Sentenced to write a book



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Sign of the apocalypse:

94 schools that offer Ph.D.s

in creative writing



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Clive James’ Revolt of the Pendulum



James’ “damaging weakness”



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John Gray, misanthrope



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For Sale: Boston Globe



Has the union doomed the rag?



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Metaphor & Domains of Discourse:

Amsterdam 2010



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Smart Girls at the Party



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Leiber & Stoller

write an autobiography



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Jazz Times goes on hiatus



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The roots of “jazz



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27,000 show up at the ballpark

to watch Tosca



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Carl Van Vechten’s

color portraits

of African American poets



Plus photos of poets

by Jonathan Williams



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Preserving the Boss



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How the Beatles Destroyed Rock & Roll



LA Times review



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The four archetypes:

John, Paul, George & Ringo



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Beyond the lyrics of

Desolation Row



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Paris Blues



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Thom Mayne’s Cooper Union addition



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Frank Gehry walks away from Brooklyn



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The Flying Carpet lands



The Chicago Art Institute’s new numbers



Modern wing opens up Art Institute



Talking with Renzo Piano



Out-of-town critics vote thumbs up



A slide show of the Chicago Art Institute’s

Modern Wing



A whole day at the Art Institute



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Success in Venice



But the economy

subdues the event



Tho not everyone notices



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Recession’s impact:

8 shows not opening at LA museums



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Honoré Sharrer has died



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Alice Neel at David Zwimmer



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Jenny Holzer’s Protect Protect



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Dear Giotto,

about your chapel…



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The 60-meter mural,

the 100-year-old muralist



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Talking with Douglas Tirola



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Michael Wood on Synecdoche, New York



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Stan Brakhage’s scrapbooks



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Where the girls aren’t:

women & Pixar films



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Raymond Chandler

in Double Indemnity



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Elia Kazan

On Directing



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Twittering Broadway



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On not reading reviews



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The new minimalism



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Lincoln & Darwin