Tuesday, July 21, 2009



Reading Rachel Loden’s “Affidavit”



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The Normal and Adventitious

Danger Periods

For Pulmonary Disease in Children


by William Carlos Williams (1913)



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A video of d.a. levy reading



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Amazon pulls a 1984 on 1984

on everybody’s Kindle



Promises not to do it again



Raising prices on ebooks

invites piracy



Meanwhile, a class-action suit

over Kindle “cracks”



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B&N gets back to e-books



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What’s the best timing

for ebook release?



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Joseph McElroy:

the lost postmodernist



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Will a free market

destroy Australian literature?



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When the Arabic translation

of your title

changes the word “Gay”

into “Pervert”



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Working to save

Giovanni’s Room



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C.P. Cavafy,

mixing history & desire



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More poets move up on

Prince of Poets



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Talking with Susan Kiguli



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Maxine Chernoff & Paul Hoover



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Flarf’s “number”



Flarf –

the view from Manchester UK



“The flare and vitality of

the Flarfists and Conceptual Writers

simply displays a greater verve and beauty than

the WS Merwins and Bob Hicoks

who usually frequent Poetry Magazine.”



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Poetry & blogging

(part 2) (part 3)



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Harvey Shapiro, Susan Wheeler,

Hugh Seidman & Bill Zavatsky


on WBAI



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The most controversial dictionary



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Who controls academic journals?



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Publishers

bring out their dead



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2 weeks to save

Britain’s book trade



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One sector of the book market is hot:

remainders



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Oregon bookseller

ends up homeless



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International Times

is online



In praise of hippy journalism



Highlights



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NEA’s David Kipen:

Learning to love Thomas Pynchon



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Reading a post-avant poem



Looking for a door

into contemporary poetry



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A hymn to everyday life



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The Anti-Poet



The best analysis

comes from

(of all people)

Ronald Reagan’s old speech writer



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Can Stephen Moss

become the new Oxford poet

predicated on a career

of two minutes, 55 seconds?



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The race for Brooklyn’s laureate slot

heats up



Why audiences respond to Sharon Mesmer

(with video evidence)



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Walt Whitman & J.K. Rowling



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Katha Pollitt:

Byron knew what women want



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When writers strike back at reviewers



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When should you quit the academy?



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Hoaxing with David Foster Wallace



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Red Pine’s Wei Ying-Wu



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61 “essential postmodern reads



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Reading Garfield



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Just Buffalo on the move



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English PEN announces Pinter Prize



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Literary escorts



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Atwood’s LongPen

may finally come in handy



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What are “Canadian poetics”?



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An Al Purdy website



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Tom Beckett’s Another Shadow?



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Egypt:

Write a poem, go to jail



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A profile of Arjun Parajuli



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Sense and Sensibility

and Sea Monsters



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Talking with Seamus Heaney



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B.H. Fairchild’s Usher



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Who is Georgia’s poet laureate?



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Gregory Orr’s How Beautiful the Beloved



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Talking with Dalkey’s John O’Brien



Part 2



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GirlDrive

a trailer for the book



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When literary theory

meets the Constitution



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“Her poems are little stories



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Say what you need to

& no more



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Michael Chabon:

“Manhood for Amateurs”



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Philip Pullman opposes

police checks in advance

of giving talks in schools



Children’s laureate

is backing the schools here



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Poetry & authenticity



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The genre that is Jack Vance



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What if writing were like
TV
?



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Recycling Rexroth’s

translations from the Japanese



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Michael Blumenthal’s And



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In praise of

The Floating Opera



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Literary San Francisco



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A virtual tour

of Shakespeare & Company



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A NY Times obit

for Judi Ann Mason



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Joseph Awad has died



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Frank McCourt passed away



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Kolakowski is dead



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The Port Townsend Writers Conference

turns 35



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A profile of Gerald Locklin



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Sound poetry for the nostalgic



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Lessons in writing from

Martin Amis



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Walking the Yeats Trail



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Potter purists peeved

at film’s redaction of Rowling’s writing



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Judy Collins on Magritte & suicide



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Homophonic translation

goes Bollywood



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Museum sues Wikipedia contributor



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80 years of book cover design



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Why can’t art simply shock?



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In Seattle,

art & transit mix



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23 injured

by art at the Tate



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The Bauhaus:

90 years / 90 days



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O’Keeffe estate

has no standing

to stop sale of her art



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The Vitreous



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Slavoj Žižek:

Berlusconi in Tehran



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Talking with Terry Eagleton



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Do philosophers exist?

The NEH isn’t so sure



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The International Encylopedia of

Revolution and Protest,

1500 to the Present



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Creativity &

the “schizophrenia gene