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Ken Irby @ 78!

November 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Criticism, Homage, Literature, Poetics, Poetry

Yesterday was Ken Irby’s 78th birthday, and I’m extremely happy to announce that the Jacket2 special feature (edited by Kyle Waugh & Billy Joe Harris) is now live. Happy Birthday, Ken! This feature devoted to the work of Kenneth Irby collects a number of papers delivered at the 2011 colloquium devoted to Irby in Lawrence, Kansas, along with new […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014)

November 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Criticism, Cultural Studies, Essays, Poet, Poetics, Poetry, Radio, Translator

Abdelwahab Meddeb passed away in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in Paris.  Born in Tunis in 1946, he was a poet, scholar, writer, translator, traveller, magazine editor (“Dédale“), book editor (as series editor with  Editions Sindbad from 1974 to 1987 he published the classics of sufism as well as many of the most outstanding contemporary Arab authors), […]

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Khaled Mattawa on Mahmood Darwish

July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Poetry

Via Electronic Intifada: An accessible look at Darwish’s life and work, at long last Sarah Irving The Electronic Intifada 1 July 2014 Mahmoud Darwish(APA images) It is hard to talk about modern Palestinian culture without mentioning Mahmoud Darwish. The late Palestinian “poet laureate,” one of the greatest poets writing in Arabic in the twentieth century, Darwish’s […]

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New Issue of Hyperion: Musil, Carmelo Bene, Emilio Villa & More!

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Aesthetics, Criticism, Literary Magazines & Reviews, Literature, Translation

A superb issue of a magnificently eclectic magazine, just out! Volume VIII, No. 1 (spring 2014) This issue of Hyperion is dedicated to Louis le Brocquy (1916–2012) Complete Issue PDF [forthcoming soon] Also available on issuu.com [forthcoming soon] Cover PDF Mast Head PDF Table of Contents PDF Thought… to the Purpose PDF Nicholas Birns, Reenchantment is not Enough: […]

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On UK lyric, anti-lyric, and political poetry.

January 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Criticism, Poetry, Review

Peter Riley is a poet & commentator whose work I follow with much pleasure & gain. His latest column for the Fortnightly Review is available HERE & here is how Peter describes it: It concerns poets pulled or self-propelled part-way or more towards the “advanced poetry” climate in UK, especially its ex-Cambridge (anti-lyric) flavour, set […]

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T.J. Clark’s Picasso

January 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Art, Criticism

From: Retort / Via: PB [John Banville, Irish master stylist and crusader against vivisection, reviews TJ Clark‘s Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica (Princeton UP, 2013). Banville grasps why this book should be read alongside Franco [Moretti]’s The Bourgeois (Verso, 2013). Between them they anatomize the quietus of the class and its comforts – the burgers and Bohemians […]

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Ammiel Alcalay’s A Little History Reviewed

November 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Book Review, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Essays, Poetry

Here is Kevin Ring’s review in the UK magazine Beat Scene of a book I think of as one of the most important of the year: This really isn’t little history but a very big history that Ammiel Alcalay takes on. Stemming from Charles Olson’s resignation from his position at the Office of War Information’s […]

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Asymptote Review of Millennium Vol IV

April 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Criticism, Cultural Studies, Literary Magazines & Reviews, Maghreb, Poetry

Beatriz Leal Riesco reviews Poems for the Millennium, Volume Four: The University of California Book of North African Literature Edited by Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour (University of California Press, 2013) To bring together for the first time for the English-speaking public a broad range of texts from North Africa, ranging from ancient myths from the […]

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Bill Sherman On Ed Dorn’s Collected

April 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Criticism, Poetics, Poetry

Been on the road for readings for nearly a week, thus no posts. Old friend Bill Sherman had sent me a review of the two Dorn reviews plus his own takes on the Dorn, which he graciously gave me permission to repost here on Nomadics — which I’ll do, as I catch my breath & […]

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Iain Sinclair on Ed Dorn

April 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Book Review, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Poetry, Poets, Uncategorized

There’s an excellent  review (& more) of Ed Dorn’s Collected Poems by Iain Sinclair in the current issue of the London Review of Book. Below the opening paragraph. Unhappily you need to be a subscriber (& that’s a worthwhile thing to be, see below) to have full access (or pick up a paper copy in […]

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