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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:58 PM

Think Larwence Weiner?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:37 PM

got very choked up actually when Conrad was talking about the weather and Iraq

Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:55 PM

I know this
is a lot to ask but I am super broke right now and trying to save a few dollars where I can. As I
am not academically affiliated and so can not write-off expenses attending conferences takes a
little leg-work these days… 

Friday, April 11, 2008 3:40 PM


Wednesday, April 9, 2008 11:18 AM

My feeling about poetry and its silliness is much like you say—madness or fruitlessness—plus a sense people are competing for a prize that doesn’t exist.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 12:39 AM

"the word steals from the word, the sound from the sound."

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 12:39 AM

He also talked about this moment where he discovered a poem with all this racist
stuff in it, called “Pudding,” and he and ***** considered tearing up the poem, but then thought
better of it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 12:39 AM

"Good night nobody / Goodnight mush". Isn’t that us
too? Mush and nobody? 

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 12:39 AM

These poems were definitley deadpan and reminded me that we shld read Spicer together
and think more about his work which is all about the “undead” and all this other stuff that we are
mutually interested in.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 10:27 AM

Which wld entail any suggestion that we have been “neutral”  or “fair” since we all know, even in poetry, nothing is neutral, that there are no unbiased editors, etc.