New Ekleksographia

Friends, Strangers and Fellow Poets, Ahadada Books‘ online journal Ekleksographia presents Wave Three: The France Issue, in memory of Raymond Federman and guest edited by Alexander Dickow, featuring original work and translations by the editor and by Barbara Beck, Philippe Beck, Audrey van de Sandt, Alexis Tchoudnowsky, David Christoffel, Alessandro De Francesco, Noura Wedell, Jennifer K. Dick, Henri Droguet, Raymond Federman, Pierre Le Pillouër, Bruno Fern, Frédéric Forte, Michelle … Read more New Ekleksographia

Tony Judt (1948 -2010)

Tony Judt died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis –  Lou Gehrig’s disease — on Saturday. Over the years I have  immensely enjoyed the historian’s brilliant and insightful essays (at times acerbic-romantic, at times outrageous-calmly British)  Of course I have not always agreed with his stances, intellectual or historical. Let me just mention along those lines of disagreement his claim that the 70ies were an intellectually disastrous period in France because … Read more Tony Judt (1948 -2010)

New Issue of "Damn The Caesars" Just Out

NEW WRITING Michael Basinski & Ginny O’Brien • Chris Goode on Basinski • Keston Sutherland • Justin Katko • Emily Critchley • Luke Roberts • Francesca Lisette • Dale Smith • Geoffrey Gatza • Josh Stanley • Frances Kruk • David Hadbawnik • Lisa Forrest • Carrie Etter • Francis Crot • Rosa Alcalá FEATURE New writing and 6 full-color visual pieces from Allen Fisher followed by an extended … Read more New Issue of "Damn The Caesars" Just Out

Lost & found: CUNY Initiative

Lost & Found: The Amiri Baraka/Edward Dorn Correspondence The Kenneth Koch/Frank O’Hara Letters: Selections Muriel Rukeyser: Darwin & the Writers Philip Whalen’s Journals: Selections Robert Creeley: Contexts of Poetry, with selections from Daphne Marlatt’s Journals the  inaugural chapbook series in LOST & FOUND The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Lost & Found is a publication project emerging from archival and textual scholarship done by students at The Graduate Center, with … Read more Lost & found: CUNY Initiative

Colonel Williams in Jacket (# 38) & (no) (various) Tie(s)

It gives me great pleasure to bring the following to your attention: Online feature: The Life and Work of Jonathan Williams, Black Mountain Poet, Publisher, Photographer: THE LORD OF ORCHARDS – in Jacket magazine – I’d like to invite your attention to an comprehensive online feature on the life and work of Black Mountain poet, publisher, and photographer Jonathan Williams, THE LORD OF ORCHARDS, edited by myself here at … Read more Colonel Williams in Jacket (# 38) & (no) (various) Tie(s)

Winter, Sebald, Norwich, Poetry Marathon, Soju, & more

A quiet evening spent looking out at the wintery landscape here in Brooklyn while spending time online, nomadically moving from one site to another, finally reading Le Monde’s political pages, then its book section keeping Pierre Assouline’s blog La république des livres for last, which in turn led me to a strange and marvelous blog the last post of which opened with the Avercamp winter landscape reproduced above. The … Read more Winter, Sebald, Norwich, Poetry Marathon, Soju, & more

Freud for All

Since yesterday, the works of Sigmund Freud have entered the public domain — I am not sure that the publishing world is in a feeding frenzy over here in Anglosaxonia, though in France, Libération made a big spiel about the fact that now there are at least 2 French versions of Totem and Taboo, 3 of Civilization and its Discontents (at least one of which uses “Culture” rather than … Read more Freud for All

Boxing Day 09 Favorite Books List

& the winner (aka my favorite favorite book of the year) is: Kenneth Irby THE INTENT ON Collected Poems, 1962- 2006 672 pages; hardcover; gorgeous Thorpe Feidt painting on cover; designed by Jonathan Greene; $40. North Atlantic Books Poetry Douglas Rothschild, Theogony. subpress. Dave Brinks, The Caveat Onus, meditations. Black Widow Press. kari edwards, Bharat jiva. Belladodonna/Litmus. Jerome Rothenberg, Gematria Complete. Marick Press. Stacy Szymaszek, Hyperglossia, Litmus Press. Robert Kelly, … Read more Boxing Day 09 Favorite Books List

Ales Debeljak: In praise of hybridity

Via Eurozine, here is the opening section of an essay on “globalization and the modern western paradigm” by Ales Debeljak, the head of the Center for Cultural and Religious Studies, University of Ljubljana, whose publications include: Dictionary of Silence, The City and the Child, Reluctant modernity : the institution of art and its historical forms, Anxious Moments, Twilight of Idols: The Tragedy of Yugoslavia and Individualism and Literary Metaphors … Read more Ales Debeljak: In praise of hybridity

Celan in Australia, & Heidegger Again

Friend Warren Burt alerted me to a radio program on Paul Celan & Martin Heidegger just broadcast by ABC: A message in a bottle: encounters with Paul Celan and Martin Heidegger. It’s just streaming audio at the moment — click here —, but by mid-week, it should be available as a free mp3 download as well. I listened to a good part of it and it seems interesting & … Read more Celan in Australia, & Heidegger Again