Monthly Archives: October 2006

A slick site for book-buying

I don’t usually read email spam, but this one for Booksprice was really good. I tried the site and liked the slick, clean interface. It basically does what it says it does: searches across a lot of different book sites … Continue reading

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Reporting on the conference

I’m liveblogging the ALTA conference on the group blog, literarytranslators.blogspot.com. It’s a lot of work – I’m working very hard to make it not too sloppy or raw; to add links; and to get details, especially people’s names, correct. I … Continue reading

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An apology and a resolution

I talk a lot about the exposure of process, and about the risk of making mistakes. For the 3rd issue of “Composite: Multiple Translations” I worked with a guest editor, Sholeh Wolpé, who curated the translations of a poem by … Continue reading

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Litcrawl report

Litcrawl swarmed across the few blocks on Valencia and Mission where I spend quite a lot of my time in San Francisco, betwen 16th and 24th. I started out parking on Mission, checking out the clothing stores, & then worked … Continue reading

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Art 21 poetry reading – October

Art 21 poetry reading Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. The art gallery was full of amazing paintings this month! I briefly met Teresa Hsu and admired her huge paintings of rocks… the sort of thing I wish I could capture … Continue reading

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Nitpicking at Langston

So, I keep vaguely talking about Hughes’ editorial choices – what, of Mistral, he chose to translate and present to a U.S. English-speaking audience. Selecting poems to represent a poet’s work is a hard job! I respect what he did, … Continue reading

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Literary events coming up

Tonight I’m going to the Marsh Theater to Lynnee Breedlove’s “One Freak Show”. Come and join me! Maybe dinner or drinks afterward? On Saturday, for Litcrawl, I’m going to: PHASE I, 6–7 p.m. Dalva (21 and over)3121 16th StreetPoetry Mission: … Continue reading

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Biographies for children

The Crisis Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. I’m reading up on Langston Hughes, his biographies and poetry. The more I read about him the more I love him. I read all the juvenile non-fiction biographies of him today, and noticed … Continue reading

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The impulse to be minor

When I’m editing a wiki, even privately, I have the impulse to click “This is a minor edit,” even when I’ve made significant changes. It seems presumptious to have an implied “major edit” be the default. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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