Monday, July 27, 2009



Alice Walker

confronting horror



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Walter Cronkite & Gertrude Stein



Walter Cronkite & George McGovern



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Karla Kelsey’s

notes on

Notes on Conceptualisms



& what’s with all the flarf?



Franklin Bruno’s

panoramic sweep of flarf classics

in BookForum



Why flarf

is like T.S. Eliot



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True flarf -

a cringe-meister
takes the bathos-sphere

to new depths



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Archambeau:

Poetry & its opposite



John Gallaher

on Archambeau’s romanticism



Gallaher,

responding to Stephen Burt’s

“Nonsense” conundra



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Eileen Tabios’

Nota Bene Eiswein



Plus a review from

“new mystic” Joey Madia



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Talking with Ursula K. Le Guin



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The fourth sentence on page 44



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Renga & the new sentence



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The high cost of dead poets



This old (Keats) house



A gallery of photos



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Accessorize your sentences

with David Foster Wallace



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A look at the NEA

on the eve

of Rocco Landesman’s

tenure as chair



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The enduring power of

Naked Lunch



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The poetry of Nixon’s

last will & testament



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All Avant-Garde All the Time:

Sounds of the U.K

(MP3)



Whatever Became of the Avant-Garde?



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Talking with Remi Raji



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The Hay Festival

as seen through the eyes

of an African novelist



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Orwell in Buxton

(a festival rescued from celebrity)



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Ashbery in Paris, 2010



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Revue Grumeaux



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Larry Eigner’s Air the Trees



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Sci-fi writers & their spaces



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Fady Joudah’s The Earth in the Attic



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Jenny Bornholdt,

happy to break rules
she didn’t know existed



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Talking with Carol Ann Duffy



Duffy presents

a portfolio of war poems



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This Tuesday, in downtown Marshall, NC

Kristin Prevallet, Jennifer Karmin & Amina Cain

read at the FBI



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Boog City’s line-up

for its fall poetry & music fest



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Ed Markowski’s Pop Up



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Joe Milford talks with Gabe Gudding



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Julio Ortega, Michael Gizzi & Michael S. Harper



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Morgan Meis on Holden Caufield



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All’s quiet(ist) on the Forward short-list



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Lots of additions to the

Beats in Kansas

website



Kenneth Baker

visits the Beat Museum



3 Beat histories



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The latest episode of

Prince of Poets



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The Essays of Leonard Michaels



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Farrah Field’s Rising



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In Brooklyn,

Stain of Poetry

has video archives of its readings

plus an ambitious schedule of readings to come



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From Kurt Vonnegut’s unpublished stories,

14 little e-books



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Melissa Kwasny’s

Reading Novalis in Montana



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Elizabeth Bachinsky & Anne Compton



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ESPN covers a slam



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Haiku Canada Review



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Iowa’s laureate

lives in a one-room Amish school house



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Poetry pays the bills

for New Zealand laureate



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Hemingway & Fitzgerald



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Shakespeare Redux



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A.S. Maulucci likes it hot



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Writing vs. memorizing

poetry in the schools



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David Mazzucchelli’s

Asterios Polyp



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J.D. McClatchy on Thornton Wilder



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Communities swept into the “one book” trend



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Dreaming in Hindi



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The poetry of Daniel Radcliffe



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Ellen Kennedy’s

Sometimes My Heart Pushes My Ribs



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Two “new” works from Mozart



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Terrible “Great Movies



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A symposium on Schindler’s List



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The lonesome death of

Dash Snow



A slideshow of

“the Kurt Cobain of the art world”



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VisualOrgasm is to graffiti

as Ubuweb is to ??



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John Baldessari in San Francisco



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Dan Graham at the Whitney



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Urban Prankster



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1959

the latest

“year that changed everything”



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The Cylons have a plan