Monthly Archives: February 2008

Protected: Internet Archive

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History of the Donner Party

One of those books that I scan at work that takes longer than usual because it’s very tempting to read as one goes.  Also, it almost made me cry.

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Paid for writing

Get the password for password-protected posts here. If for some reason I don’t think you should have the password, I reserve the right to refund your payment.

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Protected: Leap Day

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New blog

So, I’m switching to WordPress so that I can maintain personal and public blogs simultaneously. If you need to have access to the private parts (er…) of the blog, that option will soon be available… for a small fee.

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Protected: The job search continues

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Protected: More relationship dreams

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FOURSQUARE 2.7

As you can tell, I’ve used the weekend to catch up on Foursquare, my monthly poetry “broadzine.” Foursquare is one 8×8″ piece of cardstock on which four female poets per month are given one 4×4″ space each– just like a … Continue reading

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Foursquare 2.6 and Female Poetry Magic

Tonight I made the very tardy Foursquare 2.6, a.k.a. the November issue. It’s gorgeous, the poetry goes together nicely, and all in all I’m very happy with everything about it except that it’s really late. There’s a kind of magic … Continue reading

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Protected: Phase 3 Launch

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The idea

Welcome to Phase 3 of looktouchblog. I started blogging in November 2005 shortly after starting the Ph.D. program at the University of Virginia. For the first year, I talked about contemporary poetry and presses that interested me, many of which … Continue reading

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I was putting all the posts from 2007-08 looktouchblog into a document. I got to May and it was over 200 pages. If only it were a dissertation…

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And a link-wink at Lemon Hound.

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Protected: 5 things meme

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Protected: Renovations at looktouchblog

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Protected: Eric was right

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Protected: But the good news is…

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From the Internet Archive

A bird book. Luckily, I didn’t scan this one. It would have taken hours as I oohed and aahed over the illustrations. I love the little marginal drawings. And some of the books we’ve been scanning about Niagara Falls and … Continue reading

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Consortium

1. If you will be my sweetheart dear, Then I will give you water clear. 2. With a Valentine 3. I Corinthians 13 4. My essay on Zuk’s poetics of love Juxtapositions for the hell of it; I’m not exactly … Continue reading

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Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Oh, and I’m supposed to be promoting the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. Does it need promoting? Everyone’s already going to be there. Pictures Alix and I took last year. (Will I have anything ready to sell there? That’s the … Continue reading

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Protected: 11th our

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Protected: thanks to Eric…

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Protected: Stress and stress.

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Protected: My stats went up

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Protected: An introduction to three non-poet readers

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Tiny books about very large things

Today, thank god, we had books to scan. I wasn’t able to scan many pages. For god knows what reason (well, I know the reason…) I kept picking books with illustrations and tissue, which require a different, slower scanning process. … Continue reading

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Sunday

Spent the afternoon at MOMA with Charlie (my brother) and Nykki (his girlfriend)… there are pictures. Afterwards, a fine dinner (on Charlie) at La Bonne Soupe. I came home to find that Damian had finished cleaning his stuff out of … Continue reading

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Scribes

Today we finally had a batch of books to scan at work, and I scanned over 3k pages (I scanned 1k the first day, 2k the second day, and 4k is the quota, so I am coming ever nearer to … Continue reading

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A long post after a trip to MAD and MOMA

Today the new shipment of books had not come in, so we were given a choice: take the day off (without pay) or stay and let them “find things for us to do.” The library is next to the Museum … Continue reading

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I forgot to tell you about the man with sakura blossoms. At night, in the subway, at almost midnight, an old man waiting for the train with a few small branches on which a scattering of sakura blossoms budded. IN … Continue reading

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Protected: Newness

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AWP Day 3: Roll Call

Amy King* – Deborah Poe* – Catherine Daly – Damian Weber – Will Hubbard* – Ellen Baxt* – Jill Magi* – Doug Manson – Mike Kelleher – Ana Bozicevic-Bowling* – Jaye Bartell – j.s. makkos* – Jacqueline Lyons* – Dorothea … Continue reading

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AWP Day 2: Roll Call

Shanna Compton* – Reb Livingston – Bruce Covey* – Maureen Thorson (and her new man) – Jill Alexander Essbaum* – Marie Buck* – Jennifer L. Knox* – Shafer Hall Plus some of the people from yesterday. Soon… tomorrow!

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from another

Brent Cunningham‘s fun live AWP feed

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Poetry is what happens (a poetics of reading blogs, landscapes, people, textures, or anything else that requires sense-making from signs)

There is some confusion, or ambiguity, about my blog’s subtitle (which I have reinstated). If you click on the subtitle, the meaning should become clearer. To clarify further, I propose that disregarding the examples McQuillian provides of specific acts of … Continue reading

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