Friday, August 21, 2009



Yiddish modernist

Celia Dropkin



Talking with Yerra Sugarman

about Dropkin



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Talking with Michael Palmer



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Marie Buck’s “The Beheading Game”



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A profile of Rodrigo Toscano



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John Thompson

& the Canadian ghazal



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Mónica de la Torre reading



de la Torre talking with Charles Bernstein



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M. NourbeSe Philip’s

“Zong 26”



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Ray DiPalma’s

The Ancient Use of Stone



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Kim Rosenfield’s “Chapter Six”



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Lyn Hejinian’s

Saga / Circus



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Peerscribe,

a social network

just for writers



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The poetry of

David Rosenmann-Taub



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George Oppen’s “Ballad”



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Google & the orphans



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Robert Duncan’s “Enthralled”



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The Amish internet



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Shaker vision drawings



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Performing Ginsberg’s Kaddish



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Burroughs at the Berg



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George Stanley’s “Veracruz”



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The 7th annual

Jack Kerouac 5K



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An impeccable roster

for this year’s

Attention Span project



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August 23 at the (New) Reading Series

in Oakland

Laura Moriarty, Clark Coolidge

& new videos by Brandon Downing



The (New) Reading Series

also has won a

Best of the Bay

award from the Bay Guardian



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Anne Boyer’s “Brute”



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Vispo from Satu Kaikkonen



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Talking with Huan Saussy



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Economou’s Ananios



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Nico Vassilakis’s staring poetics



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Michael S. Hennessey’s

“Everyone and Anyone”



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Kate Greenstreet’s

This is Why I Hurt You



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Famous Seamus

on langpo et al



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A schedule for the

Fall for the Book

festival next month in Virginia:

Rae Armantrout & I

read Wednesday night

& I give a talk on blogging on Thursday



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Don’t mess with the librarian



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Alli Warren’s

“The Poet Must be a Professional”



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The longest poem in the world

‘t’ain’t necessarily the best



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Tyrone Williams’ On Spec



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Bill Luoma’s

“I love the idea of a Jennifer sofabed”



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The dark side of William Golding



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Amy Catanzano’s iEpiphany



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Rob Halpern’s

“And in all these faces”



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What kind of writer

do you look like?



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The text must fit the audience



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Gold in the dust jacket



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Rachel Moritz’

Night Sea



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Elizabeth Marie Young’s

“The Shiftless Art of Watching Dead Things

Rising at the Louvre”



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Talking with Joyce Carol Oates



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The Janus face of poetry



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Albert Goldbarth reading



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Snow’s Rilke



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Even Readers Digest goes Chapter 11



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Brent Goodman’s

The Brother Swimming Beneath Me



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Frank Bidart’s

Watching the Spring Festival



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The somnambulists’ school of narrative



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McEvilley’s Sappho



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Prairie Home Companion’s

poetry compilation show



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How Orwellian was Orwell?



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Talking with Marvin Bell



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Jim Harrison’s

In Search of Small Gods



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Thomas Pynchon’s post-utopian noir



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Nathanael West,

writing Day of the Locust



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Ellen Kennedy’s

Sometimes My Heart Pushes My Ribs



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The Marin Poetry Chair



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Charles Wright’s Sestets



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Mostly quietist this year at Bryn Mawr



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Richard Poirier has died



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What is George Scialabba good for?



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Dearth of poetry at the

Testicle Festival



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One way to listen to Charles Simic



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Towards a grammar of gesture



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Mark Turner

on the scope of human thought



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Avant-garde art in Japan

1945-1965

(registration required)



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How to pay a museum director



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A tribute to the arts

(or maybe the ahts)

in Rochester, NY



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Heriberto Yepez

on the crisis in art

in Tijuana



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Pop art meets the apocalypse



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Urban Avant-Gardes
and Social Transformation


(registration required)



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Honorary doctorates to

Braxton, Shepp, Rzewski et al



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The Fresh Air interview

with the late

Les Paul



NY Times

video interview



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NY Times obit for Rashied Ali



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Bill T. Jones remembers Merce Cunningham



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Bergman’s bodies



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It’s ba-a-ack!



Project Runway’s new designers



Why it’s fierce



Whatever became of …?



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Impervious to reality



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What we believe

Sign the petition!



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George Lakoff

on the “policy-speak disaster”

in the health care debate



Health security now!



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Pittsburgh prepares for the G20



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A tip of the Phillies cap

to Steve Evans’

Third Factory / Notes to Poetry

from which many

of these links

were taken