Monday, August 10, 2009



A brief history of shorthand



The disappearing language



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Talking with Michael Jacobson

about asemic writing



Why I don’t call

literary doodling

asemic



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Geof Huth,

reading Robert Grenier’s Sentences



Eyechart poems & fidgetglyphs



O bury me

in a cartridge of ink

so that my death

can make you blink



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Rachel Loden reading



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Edmund Wilson:

“I don’t give readings”



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The Beat Hotel



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Dharma Bums

“as kind as

On the Road

can be cruel”



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Princess of the Beats



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Prince of Poets

gets to semifinal round



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My neighbor, Mahmoud Darwish



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Chinese poetry in Germany



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Reading Timothy Liu’s “The Decision”



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Talking with Maxine Chernoff



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Responding to Göransson & Goldsmith



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Metaphor vs. Goldsmith??



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What if you pull a literary hoax

& nobody notices?



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Is flarf real?



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What is innovation?



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Jamaican-Canadian poet Ayanna Black

has died



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As has Indonesian poet, W.S. Rendra



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Remembering Mikhail Gendelev



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Tom Clark:

encounters with elders



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Norman Fischer

in the New York Times



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Poetry & the sacramental imagination



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Sherman Alexie’s

“War Dances”



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Karbala as metaphor



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The pen doctor



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The return of handwriting



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The risk-averse poet



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Delicious babies



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Ren Powell’s “Losing My Religion”



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Prison poets caught plagiarizing



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Did HarperCollins

fake print run numbers?



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A superhero to save print?

Rupert??



Murdoch websites

to all charge for content



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Rodrigo Toscano’s

Collapsible Poetics Theater



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Talking with Howard Junker



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“A deliciously composed dark comedy



“Beach reading” from Thomas Pynchon



A waste of talent



Pynchon’s LA



What Pynchon might look like today



Pynchon’s 1973

National Book Award acceptance speech



Professor Irwin Corey



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A history of the controversy

over Kerouac’s estate



John Sampas expresses disappointment

at the latest court ruling



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Maurice Sendak & Marianne Moore



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Don Wentworth celebrates 20 years

of the Lilliput Review



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Shakespeare vs. the recession



Deutschland ist Hamlet



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Danzy Senna’s

Where Did You Sleep Last Night?



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Don’t hate the poet,

hate the po-biz



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The structure-form distinction



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3 poems read by Charles Tomlinson:

Revolution Piazza di Spagna

News

On the Late Plane



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A collection of silence



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The Importance of Being Iceland



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Text-to-movie



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A profile of Jack Ridl



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Astrid Brunner & Kate Braid



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Like its subject,

Byron in Love

is flawed



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Talking with Chris Hutchinson



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Talking with Clark Crouch



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Raymond Carver’s “workshop prose”



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Roger McGough:

Why we all want more poetry



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Solzhenitsyn

In The First Circle



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Katha Pollitt:

For whom do you write your poems?



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Finding freedom

in an unfree society:

art struggles in Myanmar



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Self-censoring your own reading



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What’s a big city

without a newspaper?



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Textbooks are history



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Reinventing academic publishing online



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Portable reading devices



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Book jacket designs

that didn’t make it



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The MFA Chronicles



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Oprah’s summer reading list

contains 2 poetry anthologies:

Poems from the Women’s Movement

edited by Honor Moore

& Robert Pinsky’s Essential Pleasures



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A poet sues Oprah

for $1 trillion



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Some thoughts on women’s poetry



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The former governor of Minnesota

at the Beat Museum



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A profile of Eugene Ostashevsky



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Amesbury celebrates Whittier



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The perfection of the box score



when / remembered by no one



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Walter Mosley on true crime



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Talking with Elizabeth Swados



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Nabokov’s The Original of Laura

is no masterpiece



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the dark side of poetry



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Sept. 24 at the New School in NYC:

Best American Poetry launch reading



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Poetry & scatology:

are we full of it?



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appalling pair of buttocks



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Ed Baker:

Letter to Jackson Mac Low



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Nash kept it light



Blogden Nash



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What it means to be

a slam poet



Slam Poetry 101



Dallas poets ready for the slam



Nerd Slam



The Tuesday night scene

at the National Poetry Slam



More notes & videos



Thursday night highlights



The Friday Night semifinals

in the National Poetry Slam



The National Poetry Slam website



Five highlights

as read by Silicon Sally



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Spoken Words TV goes live



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America’s leading Catholic novelist



Something tragic on the Cape



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U.S. ties to Islamic culture



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Harold & Blum



What? Who? Why?



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New NEA chief

suggests a shift

from Gioia’s conservative approach



Fox promotes Thundercrack!

while attacking the NEA



Thundercrack!

at the SF International LGBT Film Festival



The trailer Fox “couldn’t show”



Thundercrack! – the web site



& on Wikipedia



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Risky investments

threaten NY arts institutions



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Andy Warhol

in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park



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Illuminating the manuscript:

Régis Bonvicino’s Entre

with illustrations by Susan Bee



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In bed in Edinburgh

with the genre-benders



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The Berkshire Fringe fest



Berkshire summer art programs



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Werner Tübke – the Wyeth of Germany



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2009 Kresge Art Fellows



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Murat Nemet-Nejat & Linh Dinh

on street photography



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“Sucking the blood”

of young animators:

Talking with Hayao Miyazaki



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Charles Bernstein’s tribute to

Budd Schulberg



Schulberg & HUAC: naming names



Unrepentant



Saint or Villain?



He coulda been a contender



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Blog critics at Comic-Con



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