Monday, July 6, 2009



Karl Young:

“Notation & the Art of Reading”



A Karl Young retrospectivie



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“the prosody of atrocity” –

Ange Mlinko on Frederick Seidel



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Remembering Albert Saijo



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The Slo Po of Lil Wayne



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Craig Dworkin’s “Fact”



Rob Fitterman’s “Directory”



Gary Sullivan’s “Am I Emo?”



Mel Nichols’ “I Google Myself”



Vanessa Place’s “Miss Scarlet”



Jordan Davis: Three poems on demand



Caroline Bergvall’s “The Not Tale (Funeral)”



K.Silem Mohammad’s “Poems About Trees”



Kenneth Goldsmith: Two Poems from The Day



Drew Gardner: “Why Do I Hate Flarf So Much?”



Sharon Mesmer’s “The Swiss Just Do Whatever”



Christian Bök’s “The Great Order of the Universe”



Nada Gordon’s “Unicorn Believers Don’t Declare Fatwas”



Flarf – From the Outhouse to the Art House



Somes notes on Flarf & Conceptual Writing



Poetry in the age of the internet



Vogon or flarf?



Gnoetry flarf



“Flarf, bleh



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Heriberto Yepez on hybridism



American Hybrid



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Rachel Loden & the Croaker poets



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Scene Report:

Moe’s Books in Berkeley



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Carol Ann Duffy:

an ode to Oxfam



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Jerry Rothenberg on

Poems for the Millennium, vol. 2



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Robert Duncan in Mallorca



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Talking with Robert Creeley



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Are school libraries a child’s right?



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Mesostomatic

generate your own Mesostics!



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Stephen Burt’s Close Calls with Nonsense



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A short history of

MNMLSM



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The fashion of poets (Laura Moriarty)



Nada Gordon’s detailed response

(in which I am described as “dapper”!)



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Tom Clark on Ted Berrigan



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How does language

shape how we think?



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Living Pidgin



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But I did not shoot the poetry



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Word comes indirectly

that Seymour Faust,

one of the great neglectorinos,

has died



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Remembering Kaleem Omar



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The pleasures of rereading



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The end of the

Richard and Judy Book Club



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In Chicago, the Printers Ball



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Jordan Scott & Norman Fischer



Norman Fischer’s Charlotte’s Way



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Remembering Wislawa Szymborska



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Why Jim Murdoch hates love poetry



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Beats at Naropa



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A book club for the homeless



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Is this the future of the bookstore?



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7 reasons why

the CrunchPad

can crush Kindle



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The Kindle DX: the same, only bigger



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Faber branches into ebooks



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Stephen Wolfram takes on Google



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Talking with Ellen Bass



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“New” haiku by Shiki Masaoka found



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Sarith Peou’s Corpse Watching



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Sex & terror – the female p.o.v.



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Talking with Eduardo Galeano



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Brooklyn Copeland’s Longing / Belonging



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July 14 in Harrisburg:

Save the Arts rally



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Ambar Past:

from the introduction

to the Tzotzil “Incantations”



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Literature vs. English



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Justice James Ogoola’s

Songs of Paradise



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Intertexts & the commons



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The Millions Book Review Index

has a ways to go



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Fiction as reality in Frank O’Hara



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E.L. Doctorow:

treasures out of trash



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Judge rules for Salinger

in “sequel” dispute



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Basho’s last days



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The spoken word scene in Wichita



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Byron in Love

the focus is not the poetry



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Pin-up poetry



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Haiku in Camp Lejeune



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Post-avant & epiphany



Artists to die for



Adam Fieled as an ideal reader



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The woeful plight of the book critic



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This season’s

heavily anticipated novels



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1,000 novels “everyone must read”



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“After 20 successful novels,

most author’s don’t get

the editing they still need,

and that seems to be the case with

Alice Hoffman



Hoffman & her critics:

strike back or strike out?



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J.M. Coetzee’s

from “Summertime”:



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World Wide Words



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7 favorite NY locations in fiction

(somehow including Walt Whitman)



The bridge of poets



Literary Boston neighborhoods



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Walt Whitman’s new project –

marketing blue jeans



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Publisher caught red-handed

pimping The Post



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Free plagiarism charge

frames ‘net content debate



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Parsing Obama



Philosopher-in-Chief



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J.G. Ballard:

death of a dystopian



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The talk

as a good night out



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Collaborating with a dead son



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Poetry, soccer

& Middle-Eastern politics


what’s not to like?



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Mary Oliver,

the “Bard of Provincetown”



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The Philip Roth booty-shaking ringtone



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Futurism turns 100



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A short history of Golden Books



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Basil Bunting on color film as art



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A Ray Bradbury “paranoia palimpsest” from Uzbekfilm



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Shouting Fire:

Stories from the Edge of Free Speech



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Mary Ruefle’s

Go Home and Go to Bed



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Coming to Brooklyn:

Ed Sanders’ Glyphs



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In the tradition of

Wright Morris & Jonathan Williams,

Linh Dinh

is a great writer who is also

a great photographer



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Schwabsky’s Biennale



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From LA MOCA to Amsterdam



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A premodern howl

against contemporary art



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In praise of self-portraits



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Che:

the history of an image



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Talking with Romeo Savoie



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Nonsense infographics



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Wilco (the Album)



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The Smithsonian Folk Life Festival



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Failing to save buildings

by “beat architect” Ed White



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The world’s “most progressive company” –

Wal-Mart



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What has killed 80% of all

French cafés & bars?



In NYC in 1964,

poets battled bureacrats

to save Le Metro



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What American can learn

from Bayard Rustin



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And from William Appleman Williams



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Neoliberalism:

genesis of a swear word



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A bio of I.F. Stone



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A tip of the trilby

to Dan Silliman

from whom I got several

of these links