Commentaries - October 2009

unfair fair use

My colleague Peter Decherney has been studying and writing about fair use of digit

intrepid design for new Barnes

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/21394222001?isVid=1... Foundation architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien talk about their design for the new building for the Barnes on the Parkway. Exciting!

poems for the millenium, take 3

The other night at the Kelly Writers House, a panel discussing romanticism and post-romanticism in c

the late Cid

We've now released the 23rd episode of PoemTalk. This one is about a poem by Cid Corman.

2 bits of Perloffiana

(1) I introduced Marjorie Perloff in 1999 by bringing together a number of things o(1) I introduced Marjorie Perloff in 1999 by bringing together a number of things others have said about her. I solicited these comments from others in the weeks preceding Marjorie's talk at the Writers House.

Susan Stewart: Marjorie, unlike other American intellectuals, thinks constantly about the future. This is why she is one of my favorite European intellectuals.

Bob Perelman: Didn't someone in some universe once say, "May the Force be with you"? Poets in the innovative universe say it this way when any new project is being launched: "May Marjorie be with you."

(2) And speaking of Marjorie, or speaking of Marjorie speaking: PennSound has just now added a recording of the 1989 "off-site" reading at the Modern Language Association conference that year. Marjorie read from her then-in-progress book, Radical Artifice. It was '89 and she was advocating that we get away from the term "language writing." Have a listen. And check out PennSound's off-site MLA reading page.