Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Why is Gertrude Stein so important?

Juliana Spahr on Gurlesque

Rebecca Loudon: from Queer Wing-ed

Nicole Brossard’s Selections

Remembering Leslie Scalapino:
Laura Hinton
Ann Bogle
Cynthia Hogue

The death & life of the book review

Poets respond to the BP disaster

Ana Božičević’s Stars of the Night Commute

Richard Deming on Charles Bernstein

Talking with Charles Bernstein

Michael Cross on Norma Cole

Completely mangling William Carlos Williams?
There’s an app for that

Eileen Myles on CA Conrad

Bill Pearlman on Rae Armantrout

Stan Apps:
Notes on the value of recuperating language poetry

Language poetry & normativity


A lengthy, shaggy dog story
about Irving Layton’s “The Dwarf”
& the journal that published
Robert Creeley’s “I Know a Man”

A physicist “decodes” Walt Whitman

Neil Pattison’s “Preferences”
& the difficulty vs. obscurity question

Anselm Berrigan’s Free Cell

Rachel Loden’s “The Hollywood Years”

The greatest Shakespeare hoax

New Buffalo poets

John Matthias’ laundry lists

Paul Vangelisti
receives the Raiziss/de Palchi Prize

For once I agree with Simon Armitage:
“They’re poems because I say they’re poems”

What Philip K Dick really needed
was a co-author

Remembering Peter Orlovsky

William Burroughs:
A Man Within

When poets rocked Russia’s stadia

The LA Times on Voznesensky

Russian people pay tribute

Leaving behind a troubled history

Auden on Voznesensky

When times are tough,
we need to dash

Robert Hass:
Chinese poetry has come alive again

Liu Xiaobo transferred to prison camp

Jeremy Prynne in China

Po Chu-I on the “ants’ nest”

Kim Addonizio’s Ordinary Genius

How curious that the answer to
Who Wrote Shakespeare?
turns out to be Lady Gaga

The late flowering of Derek Mahon

Russell Brand, Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac

Talking with Helen Weaver
about her memoir of Kerouac

David Foster Wallace’s undergraduate thesis
will be published

David Foster Wallace vs. Horatio Alger

Getting into print in 2010

Looking for the perfect book

Can the iPad save popular magazines?

Adam Aitken’s Eighth Habitation

Kenneth Goldsmith & the words problem

Karen Solie & Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
have won Griffins
for poetry

Carol Ann Duffy:
poetry “ascendant” with the young

5 great careers that begin with plagiarism

Madison Cawein, author of Waste Land

Paul Auster:
No mo’ pomo?

Little, Big

Poetry & math

Daisy Hay’s Young Romantics

Chris Abani & Colm Tóibín in conversation

Thomas Fink on Denise Duhamel

Jennifer Bartlett in the NY Times

Cara Benson’s Predictions

Talking with George Murray

Laurie Duggan’s Crab & Winkle

Donald Windham has died

Ed Dorn’s Douglas Woolf

Dorn’s Woolf / Percy’s Kafka

Seymour Krim:
a wannabe Beat

e-books & inscriptions

“dangerously anti-competitive”

Borders adds a second e-reader

Shakespeare & Co.
starts a prize & restarts Paris Magazine

Selling books in the Big Apple

Book sales up more than 16.6% in March

Charles Dickens, travel writer

Peter Campion in Malta

The 6 2nd Philadelphia Writers Conference, June 11 – 13

New Yorker’s “20 under 40”
gets all the way to modernism

It’s not all white males

The Twenty

This list takes longer to get on:
10 over 80

The Summer we Read Gatsby

Nabokov’s Laughter in the Dark

Christian Wiman:
using poetry, seeking God

A double dose of haiku

Colin Sokolowski’s Accidental Adult

Kenneth Rexroth for Brazil

Gerald Stern: “Weeping and Wailing”

Adorno, Prynne & lyric poetry

Foreign accent syndrome

Samuel Beckett on the beach

When in doubt,
American writers turn to sports

Summer reading from
Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio

Another collection from John McPhee

Nathaniel West’s “Business Deal”

A novel about journalism
hits the best-seller list,
gets optioned by Brad Pitt

A new Welsh bard

The annual Quietude Fest in West Chester

Lowell’s “For the Union Dead” turns 50

E.M. Forster:
A closet with a view

Allen Ginsberg’s photo diary

Talking with Allen Ginsberg

More talk with Ginsberg

Photographs from the Polaroid Collection
coming up @ Sotheby’s

Los Angeles without people

A Project Runway for the arts?

Dan Asher has died

Jane Mount & the ideal bookshelf

More people staring at Marina Abramović
with a sprinkling of celebs

Viggo Mortensen on Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper, Selma, Alabama, 1965

Talking with Harmony Korine

Yeats & Gonne & Anjelica Huston

Playwrights in an Hour

Amiri Baraka’s The Dutchman
at the Trolley Museum of NY

Best Netflix movies-in-an-instant
based upon plays

You don’t really care for music, do you?

Laurie Anderson’s dog opera in Sydney

Suse Rotolo & Bob Dylan’s “left period”

Jakob Dylan: debts to Bible & Bob

Greil Marcus:
Van Morrison vs. Bob Dylan

Talking with Matthew Coolidge
of the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Henning Mankell on the flotilla attack

What Democrats can learn from Republicans
about ©

Michael Chabon:
Chosen, But Not Special

Yes, the internet is rotting your brain
& Nicholas Carr is the evidence to prove it

Stephen Burt:
5 new books on social networking

Can creativity survive
in a world of TMI