Silverfish for Bookworms #3

Show Your Work! A poet calls for a new kind of poetry criticism, and a new kind of critic.
By Matthew Zapruder
www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/feature.html?id=186047

Enthusiasts mark centenary of modern poetry: One hundred years ago today, a group of poets rebelled against Romanticism in a London cafe and changed the course of poetry
By Mark Brown
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/mar/25/hulme-modern-poetry-ezra-pound-imagists

Line by Line, Poets Capture the Immigrant Story, New Jersey Style
By Peter Applebome
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/nyregion/29towns.html

Author says poetry saved life: Iraqi poet tells her tale of censorship, exile
By Andrew Arnold
http://www.uecrescent.org/articles/stories/public/200903/27/4nrr_news.html
Palestinian poetry: On the waste land
http://www.economist.com/books/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13361064

Pun for the Ages
By JOSEPH TARTAKOVSKY
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/opinion/28Tartakovsky.html
World’s End by Pablo Neruda: The poet’s odyssey of self is splendidly captured in this translation by William O’Daly.
By Richard Rayner http://www.latimes.com/features/books/la-ca-pablo-neruda29-2009mar29,0,707173.story

Craig Raine’s Arsehole: Variations on a theme by Helen Farish
By John Tranter
http://jacketmagazine.com/37/craig-raines-arsehole.shtml

The Writing Life: Maureen Freely
In which the translator of Orhan Pamuk’s works finds herself interpreting more than a language.
By Maureen Freely
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/17/AR2009031701998.html

Why books won’t change your life: Publishers love to say a novel is unputdownable, or life-changing. I can’t imagine anything worse
By Alastair Harper
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/mar/23/life-changing-books

Dickens vs. America
Matthew Pearl
http://moreintelligentlife.com/story/dickens-vs-america

In times of trouble, fiction thrives
By Carlin Romano
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_top_stories/20090324_In_times_of_trouble__fiction_thrives.html?viewAll=y

The Parables of Flannery O’Connor
By Joyce Carol Oates
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22532

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