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Three Percent 2014 Best Translated Book Awards: Poetry Finalists

Three Percent has just announced the poetry finalists for 2014 Best Translated Book Awards. Check out the great lineup here.

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Poetry, Theory, and the Chinese Room in Sydney

I’m very excited to be travelling to Sydney this Friday for a symposium on “The Theory and Practice of Poetry” at the University of Western Sydney. Convener Gavin Smith has put together an exciting lineup of speakers, including Tom Lee, … Continue reading

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Endarkenment by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

I am overjoyed that Arkadii Dragomoshchenko’s selected poems, Endarkenment, is now officially forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. Edited by Eugene Ostashevsky, I hope and trust that this, sadly, posthumous collection will open the eyes of a new and broader English-speaking … Continue reading

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Cosima Bruno on Yang Lian’s Poetry through Translation

I’d like to draw your attention to a book published by Cosima Bruno and described below, entitled Between the Lines: Yang Lian’s Poetry through Translation. Bruno’s book makes a case for studying translations as a method of reading poetry. I’m … Continue reading

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Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence

Here is a video of a talk I gave recently on copying, copyright, and contemporary poetry with reference to Kim Dotcom, Socrates, Plato, print culture, Hegel, Mitt Romney, J.D. Salinger, Monty Python, Charles Dickens, Richard Prince, Kenneth Goldsmith, Simon Morris, … Continue reading

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Vanessa Place’s Replacements

I’ve added a new post to my Jacket2 “Iterations” commentary. This one is on Vanessa Place and her “Boycott Project,” which involves taking various feminist texts and replacing all female-gendered words with their male counterparts. I first came across the … Continue reading

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Revolution with a Twist: Kamau Brathwaite

I have begun what will be a series of posts on the poetics of iteration for Jacket2 under four broad headings: revolution, copyright, translation, and the book. My first post is on “Revolution with a Twist” and draws on the … Continue reading

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Poetry and Revolution

Many of the performances and papers from the Poetry and Revolution conference, held at Birkbeck in May, are now available for download here, both in audio and text versions. Participants included Allen Fisher, Mark Nowak, Zoë Skoulding, Joan Retallack, Maria … Continue reading

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A Common Strangeness Released

A Common Strangeness has finally been released. Extracts from the book can be read on Google Books here. The book is available for purchase here. You can like the book here. A Common Strangeness is published by Fordham University Press … Continue reading

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Auckland memorial to June 4, 1989

To mark the anniversary of the June 4, 1989 massacre in Beijing, I am posting a couple of photographs of the Auckland memorial to the June 4 victims. (The photographs were taken by Joanna Forsberg and are included in A … Continue reading

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