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“Winter Music” in June

June 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Art, Art Exhibition, Book Launch, Photography, Poetry

Another superb new book for this summer: winter music — Photography by Susan Quasha & poems by Robert Kelly. This is a marvelous occasion, especially as it is the first major showing of the color photography of Susan Quasha, co-founder of Station Hill Press for which she has designed a score (hundreds? I’d guess) of […]

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Bernat Manciet’s “Ode to James Dean”

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Book Launch, Occitan, Poetry, Translation

Just out from Mindmade Books. Writes Guy Bennet, the publisher: One of the major Occitan writers of the latter half of the 20th century, Bernat Manciet (1923–2005) was the author of numerous works of poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction, and editor (for some thirty years) of the revue Òc. This 1958 poem, a hallucinatory verbal meditation […]

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Lost & Found Series IV Launch

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Book Launch, Literature, Poetry, Poetry Festival

Thursday, April 3, 4pm Lost & Found Series IV Launch Ammiel Alcalay, Iemanjá Brown, Emily Claman, Stefania Heim, erica kaufman, Bradley Lubin, Kate Tarlow Morgan, Kristin Moriah, Conor Tomás Reed, Talia Shalev, Wendy Tronrud, Kyle Waugh Room C198 Join us for a celebration of the publication of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series […]

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Happy Hundredth Hrabal!

March 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Book Launch, Book Review, Europe, Novel, Translation

Today is the 100th B-day of the great Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal (1914-1997) &, by a quirk Hrabal would have approved of, yesterday the post man brought Hrabal’s Harlequin’s Millions, translated by Stacey Knecht & published by that ever excellent press, Archipelago Books. One of the most subversive figures of Czech — actually of East […]

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Five Years After the Cast Lead Operation: ‘Gaza Writes Back’

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Arabic, Book Launch, Gaza Strip, Human rights, Israel, Palestine, Palestinian people

Originally posted by Arabic Literature (in English): by mlynxqualey It was five years ago that Cast Lead began. Now a book of short stories, Gaza Writes Back, marks the anniversary. The book’s editor, Refaat Alareer, answers questions about the collection:  ArabLit: How did the idea for this collection come about? How did you put out the […]

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RD is Back!

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Book Launch, Poetry

On the last day before I left for Europe earlier this month, the mailman brought a gorgeous 869 page book: Robert Duncan — The Collected Later Poems and Plays, edited and with an introduction by Peter Quartermain (University of California Press). Could I somehow stash it in my luggage with all the other books I […]

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Mircea Cărtărescu & “Blinding” in Brooklyn

October 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Book Launch, Translation

Wish I could be there (but am stuck in California)!  TONIGHT: Mircea Cărtărescu & Eric Banks at Community Bookstore   Dear Friends, We hope you’ll join us tonight in welcoming Mircea Cărtărescu, bestselling Romanian author of BLINDING, a kaleidoscopic novel tracing a man’s life, from his memories of traveling circuses, zombie armies, American fighter pilots, the underground […]

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Nicole Peyrafitte’s “Bi-Valve”….

June 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · Art, Book Launch, Cooking, Performance, Poetry

…is out! (Available via SPD here.) Writes her publisher: Enter vulvic space through Pyrenean caves & sacred stones, feel the wind & smell the shells of the Verrazano Narows. Bi-Valve is a tri-lingual sonic unfolding of Nicole Peyrafitte’s paintings, poems and vocals. Accompanied by jazz virtuoso Michael Bisio, Peyrafitte enters a geo-psychic knowledge that pulses […]

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Today In NYC! Come & Hear! BURNING CITY!

March 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Book Launch, Europe, Poetry, Talk, Translation

Mar 14, 2013, 6:30pm | English Lounge (Room 4406) Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity Jed Rasula, Josh Schneiderman “The fascination of cities,” wrote Langston Hughes, “seizes me, burning like a fever in the blood.” In their new anthology Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity (2012), Jed Rasula and Tim Conley reshape the poetic landscape […]

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Translating Shakespeare’s Sonnets

January 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Book Launch, Poetry, Translation

My copy of The Sonnets just arrived. Lovely, lovely production & a really great enterprise!  The Sonnets, edited by the founding editors of the translation journal Telephone, Shamila Cohen and Paul Legault, pairs 154 poet-translators with each of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets — literally rewriting history, or at least the great Bard’s poetic oeuvre. This collection […]

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