Friday, July 31, 2009



Remembering Simon Vinkenoog



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The death of handwriting



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Nicholson Baker on the future of reading



Q&A



Google has its own plan



& the ACLU is not amused



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Kerouac estate battle takes a new twist



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Terry Gross talking with

Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno



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Counter-Revolution of the Word

reviewed in

Against the Current



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Some suggestions

from the Salt Summer Sizzler Sale



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Close listening aloud

to Amiri Baraka



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Robert Hayden’s “The Whipping”



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The Slow Language movement



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Is hybrid a meaningless catch-all?



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Kenny Goldsmith’s podcast

for Poetry



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Flarf good (sometimes), conceptual not

it says here



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George Lakoff:

“The Neural Theory of Metaphor”

(registration required)



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A profile of Carl Weissner

& introduction to:



Carl Weissner’s Death in Paris



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Rae Armantrout reading

on KPFK’s Bibliocracy



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“Money Talks” –

Rae Armantrout in The New Yorker



Grzegorz Wróblewski in Otoliths



Laura Moriarty in The Nation



Susan Howe in The Nation



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D.A. Powell

on Rachel Loden’s Dick of the Dead



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Ronald Johnson’s

Book of the Green Man



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Carol Ann Duffy reading

“Last Post”



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This week’s death-of-a-bookstore

tale comes from Chicago



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Carl Phillips reading

in his home town



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Watching poetry disappear

in Chico, California



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John Dickson has died



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Simon Karlinsky has died



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Save as evidence of your voyage



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Two books on beauty



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Zachary Schomburg’s

Scary, No Scary



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Cheryl Dumesnil’s

In Praise of Falling



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Amazon’s reach



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A shrine of one’s own



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Galvin Selerie & Alan Halsey at 60



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Poetry & uncertainty & the turn



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Séamas Cain’s tríd an gcoill 



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Inventing & uninventing

Raymond Carver



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Talking with Rosemary Winslow



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What if the monkey at the typewriter

happens to be Cheeta?



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Mark Strand & May Swenson



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Earliest Wodehouse satires

reflect his politics



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Carol Connolly,

St. Paul’s laureate



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Ella Higginson,

an early poet laureate of the state of Washington



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William T. Vollman,

novelist with a lifestyle

perfect for “author profiles”



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Michael Longley at 70



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Floating Bear



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Augustine Omare Okurut’s

Songs of Rage



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Filipino poet Gemino Abad

wins major Italian prize



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Brian Turner’s Just This



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Why novelists drink

& what happens

when they don’t



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Ihab Hassan’s

“A Surfeit of Seeming”



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Awful library books



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Brad Kessler’s Goat Song



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The Olympics of slamming

heads to West Palm Beach



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J.J. Steel at the Royal Gorge



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A cat is not a work of art” –

poetry & response



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A bookcase with which

to defend a castle



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Roadside rhymes



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Bite-sized poems by Alex Caldiero



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Is there any value

to humanities research?



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©, mermaids & the “art police”



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Art with a history



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The 4th plinth



Webcam thereof



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Pepto Bismol Fountain

& other edible sculptures



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“careless acts of misappropriation



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Walking in circles



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The Bay Area remembers Merce



As does Minnesota



Rock bottom, by design



On Friday, July 31,

NPR’s Fresh Air

will feature interviews

with Merce Cunningham & John Cage



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How will jazz survive?



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Mapplethorpe & Michaelangelo



Perfection in Form



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Museum “loses itsmind,”

drops film program



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Peter Schjeldahl

in the 60s in Amsterdam

at the Museum of Modern Art



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Rewiring Dilbert’s voice