Wednesday, April 30, 2008

new book of essays on poetics


Author: Dworkin, Craig, Ed.
Pub Date: Jan 2008
Publisher: Roof Books

Blurb from Small Press Distribution (

Description:Cultural Writing. Literary Criticism. Dworkin has edited a collection of amazing new essays on poetics, summarizing the variety of poetries that have arisen in innovative writing during the past 10 years. Filling the gap that has arisen in publishing writing on new poetry, there are essays on computer programs as poems by Brian Kim Stefans, flarf poetics by Gary Sullivan and Michael Gottlieb, uncreative poetry by Kenneth Goldsmith, and environmental poetry by James Sherry. There are essays on playwright Fiona Templeton and a groundbreaking piece by Sianne Ngai centered on Gertrude Stein. There is also an important group of general essays on the poetry marketplace by Steve Evans, Charles Bernstein, and Marjorie Perloff.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I am the sound of one hand clapping . . .

Monday, April 21, 2008

Interview with Marjorie Perloff

This comes via Silliman's blog today, April 21st. They talk about innovation and experiment in poetry -- and what makes a decent poetry reviewer. interview 2.htm

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Elizabeth Willis -- from Charles Bernstein's blog, April 19/08

Elizabeth Willis on Close Listening
from Art Radio WPS1
recorded March 17, 2008

Reading: MP3
Willis reads a retrospective selection of her poetry..

In conversation with Charles Bernstein: MP3
Willis talks about the influence of Blake and the Pre-Raphaelites and J.M.W. Turner, as well as discussing the relation of artifice and sincerity.

Elizabeth Willis's most recent collection of poems, Meteoric Flowers, was published by Wesleyan in 2006. Her other books include Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003) and The Human Abstract (Penguin,1995). An edited volume on Lorine Niedecker is presently in production. Willis teaches literature and creative writing at Wesleyan.

Friday, April 4, 2008


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