Monday, August 31, 2009



Ergon / Logos:

when is a game a poem?



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Ursula K. Le Guin on Margaret Atwood



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Louise Glück,

“stand-up vampire”



“keep the stakes …

hypothermically low



The private poetry of Louise Glück



Glück on danger & difficulty



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David Amrad & Ted Joans



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Bezoar,

a fine literary mag

that ran from 1975 thru 1981

is now online



My four appearances therein



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Reading in public



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Jonathan Lethem on Lorrie Moore



Chapter 1 of A Gate at the Stairs



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Has British poetry had any significance

since William Wordsworth?



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William Bronk & Wallace Stevens



James Longenbach on Wallace Stevens



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John Olson on

Norma Cole, Joe Ceravolo & Clark Coolidge



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Digging up Garcia Lorca



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Roberto Bolaño’s Skating Rink



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Lyn Hejinian

on poetry & place



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Jackson Mac Low in San Diego



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J.M.G. Le Clézio’s Desert



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The latest in Walt Whitman marketing



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Juliana Spahr

has won the Hardison Prize



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Franz Wright, reading



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Identity is partisanship



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Barbara E. Johnson has died



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Edward Ronthaler has died



Mi hart aeks…”



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The historic role of

gender in language



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Where Hamlet scores lower

than the Gossip Girls



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A really strange idea:

read the books you like



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Catullus & Quixote

as processed through Acker



Language & breath

in Acker, Kerouac,

Zukofsky & Catullus



rhetorical breathing



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The Lower Half



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Warrior writers



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In defense of primate poetics



Primate Poetics: the curriculum



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The lord of The Lord of the Flies



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Some poems by Juan Gelman

from Café Review’s

issue devoted to his work



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A reading by John Twelve Hawkes not



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Envisioning a scaled-down

publishing industry



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The Rapids of a Great River:

2 millennia of Tamil poetry



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Ronald Baatz’ Bird Effort



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The autograph tree



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Thom Gunn & the tyranny of mass taste



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Become a fan of Richard Caddell on Facebook



Listen to his poetry on MySpace



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Doctorow’s Homer



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Who gets hurt

in the Readers Digest bankruptcy



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Mathias Énard’s “Migration”



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Semicolons & class struggle



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Rebecca Wolff on the

“crypto-title poem” of The King



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Pynchon & the comics



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Remembering Richard Poirier



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Howl Festival 2009



Allen Ginsberg, 1964:

time to legalize pot



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A Room with a View

in 3 panels



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Sherman Alexie discovers Fibonacci



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Talking with Tess Gallagher

& the editors of

Raymond Carver: Collected Stories



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Namdeo Desal:

Poet of the Underworld



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Just one volume of poetry

in the Guardian’s First Book “long” list



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A California literary roadtrip

for the obvious



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Wikipedia adds editorial review

on the living



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The Grammar Vandal



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Amazon WTF



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C.P. Surendran’s

Portraits of the Space We Occupy



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“the natural utterance of living language



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Hirsch & Boland’s

The Making of a Sonnet



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Talking with Sylvère Lotringer



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Paul Ricoeur’s Living Up to Death



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Jim Sanborn’s Terrestrial Physics



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Roger Ebert:

30 years sober



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Language & painting

in the work of

Bruce Pearson



Pearson’s studio online



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Biennial or not biennial?



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Duchamp’s door



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Artistic sovereignty

in the shadow of post-socialism:

Egypt’s 20th annual youth salon



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How many “classic” photos

are fakes?



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Robert Frank’s sweet sadness



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Nam June Paik Art Center



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The conspicuous absence of

Maqbool Fida Husain



Husain’s website



An anti-Husain website



The Picasso of India



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Ed Piskor’s Wizzywig



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Free Tin Tin



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Lester Young at 100



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Prehistory of the blues



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Typographic music video



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“How many roads?”

Dylan to voice GPS systems



And a Christmas album!?!



More on the album



Twas the Night Before Christmas



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A social history of the MP3



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Agnes Heller’s “Three Logics of Modernity”



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The polymath of the Palace

of Fine Arts



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Life by the numbers



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How much of your memory is true?



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7 points about the CIA Report



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Bird, bird, bird is the word