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Historical Hipster San Francisco Poetry

As I was reading up on the controversy about Blue Bottle Coffee putting a generator-drive truck with espresso machines into Dolores Park, I came across this mock documentary by “Kenita Burns” about the battle between Ritual Roasters and Blue Bottle … Continue reading

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Programming languages and science fiction!

Cat Valente, Tiptree-winning author of The Orphan’s Tales, wrote up a brilliant comparison of programming languages to literary genres. She covers a lot of ground here as a cultural and critic, and she’s witty as hell. If the bits I’m … Continue reading

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Sonnet, twittered

Drum roll… a moment in Twitter history… Twittered by allaboutgeorge aka George Kelly, for Sarah Dopp. The poem is better for having been twittered. I like it backwards, and getting the punchline first and then cycling back through it. The … Continue reading

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Code that isn’t at all poetry, but that is structure & patterns

Happy Poetry Month! Rather than poeting, for the past few days I’ve been twiddling with code. It is much the same state of mind as translating, or basic composition, but for me at least, not quite poetry. It does require … Continue reading

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Carmen Berenguer wins Ibero-American Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize

Happy Poetry Month! Congratulations to Carmen Berenguer who has won the 2008 Premio Iberoamericana de Poesía Pablo Neruda. I am very happy for her! And for everyone who will now read her marvelous poems! It makes me extremely happy that … Continue reading

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April: National Poetry Month. Post 1: Nestor Perlongher in translation

a Originally uploaded by Liz Henry I’m going to try to post every day in April on poetry and poetics. This blog has got some poetry in it, if you dig deep underneath the feminist eyerolling and disability rights and … Continue reading

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Long poems last for a long time

Lately, poetry is all coming in floaty long phrases. It’s all endless stretching introductions full of commas. I think it’s because I’m in a beginning, and don’t have the clarity to send down a full stop sort of root into … Continue reading

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A bit of a poem by Adrienne Rich

I’ve been looking in my books for a particular poem that I remembered copying into a notebook about 20 years ago, and found it finally tonight: The world tells me I am its creatureI am raked by eyes    brushed … Continue reading

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Gender and genre in blogs

In her paper on Gender and genre variation in weblogs Susan Herring and her team hypothesized differences between male- and female-authored blogs. I haven’t read the paper closely enough to get the detail, but the gist of it is they … Continue reading

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Trivium, twittering, gregarious behavior

twittering Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Some rambling thoughts on twitteration, or twitteritude: Twitter is fun. It’s a microblogging site; your entries are strictly limited to just a couple of lines of text. You can friend people and get their … Continue reading

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