Thursday, January 22, 2009

 

Introducing Erica Hunt

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Untitled New York:
Speculations on the Expanded Field of Writing

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A large anthology of new Russian poetry
in the latest number of Jacket

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Grading Obama’s address as writing

A profile of John Favreau

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Intervalles 4/5
is an ezine of more than 1,000 pages
with everyone from
Tao Lin to Walter Benn Michaels
including videos & MP3s

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Talking with Rae Armantrout
in Spanish

Translating Armantrout into Portuguese

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Grigore Vireau has died

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Writers we’ve lost

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Aussie author sentenced to 3 years
for insulting King of Thailand

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In praise of Frontier Press

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Ben Friedlander’s syllabus
for a course on
Robert Creeley

Recordings of Creeley’s Selected Poems
by poem

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Challenging Joe Safdie

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Economy dislodges
the hodge-podge at Dodge

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Know yo’ Poe

Who “owns” Poe?

“Part of the cultural furniture

The Absolute Literary Case

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Barbara Jane Reyes
on ethnicity, poetry & politics

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Yusef Komunyakaa
on the politics of race

Mary Karr on Komunyakaa’s
”Ode to a Drum”

Komunyakaa’s Warhorses

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Rimbaud & Verlaine

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

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Are post-avants just smarter?

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A glimpse of the SoQ / avant feud
in the 1940s

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The “drug-addled poet Charles Olson”??

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Illegible? It must be modern

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Reviving philology

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TalkinGlobish

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Reactions to Elizabeth Alexander’s
inaugural poem

Is Alexander a quietist?

A giant misstep for poetry

Robert Frost on the podium, 1961

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Marilyn Nelson offers an inaugural poem

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An inaugural poem from Steven Fama

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& from Helen Losse

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More poems for the president

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And Pete Seeger sang the words of Woody Guthrie

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Even more poems for the new president

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The push for an arts czar

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Obama & the arts
(big collection of articles in the
L.A. Times)

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An arts president
or just high-brow kitsch?

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A poem (or not)
from George W. Bush

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 Blind translations
(a.k.a homophonic)

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Translation trouble

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Open letter, closed mind

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The New Authoritarianism (circa 1952)

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A profile of Ciaran Carson

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neologasm

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Zoot suits, low riders & Mina Loy

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Poems from the Amarushataka

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William Wordsworth gingerbread suicide

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Silliman goes too far!

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Remembering William Stafford

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Linh Dinh’s not-safe-for-work
poetry & video blog

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Post-racial Toni Morrison?

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Remembering Emma Bee Bernstein

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An appreciation of Rabbi Alan Lew

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Chris Hagen:
my favorite employee at Powell’s

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The pen is mightier than the laptop

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The place of innovative coinage in the grammar

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Thinking of Lorine Niedecker

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Reading FaceBook status updates
& assigning them to famous writers

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The 2nd NY Times review of
Lark and Termite

First chapter

Language Immersion Seoul

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In Meridian, Mississippi,
a newspaper apologizes

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Newspaper editors & publishers
are caught in the whirlwind

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The newspaper is dead.”

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The Printing Historical Society

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Post-crash poetry economics

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Mike Hickey elected
Seattle’s Poet Populist

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T. Coraghessan Boyle:
”Faithless”

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Oxford hunts for new professor of poetry
(”second most important post”
pays £6,901)

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Jen Hadfield wins the T.S. Eliot Prize

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Talking with David Biespiel

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The dilettante

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
comes to the screen

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Poems into movies

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Vispo from Andrew Topel

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Ray Yoshida has passed away

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Judith Hoffberg has died

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Kenneth Baker on Andrew Wyeth

New York Times obit

An L.A. Times obit

Wyeth & the canon

Promoting Helga

Leonard E.B. Andrews,
Wyeth’s key collector,
died just ten days earlier

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Edward Steichen
at the
International Center of Photography

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Peter Weibel, Rewriter

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The fate of Robert Venturi’s
Lieb House
is uncertain

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Franklin Bruno on George Lewis’
history of AACM
(sub required)

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Creeley on Dylan

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In Watermelon Sugar,
the dance

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Taken Out of Context:
American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics
(PDF)

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Touch type texting

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From 2000 to 2006,
1,006 male veterans in
Oregon
took their lives

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