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A Well-Meant Complement: Timothy Liu on the Fine Art of Blurbing December 3, 2013: Is it time for the new critical genre of blurb review? Timothy Liu takes stock at Coldfront: Shall we talk about blurbs? Is it crass to critique a well-meant compliment? Perhaps. But a corrective may be in order. Many poets, poet-editors, and poet-critics gush to a disingenuous fault. Cocktail chatter can provide ample evidence. Such [...] by

Poetics of Distribution, Metadata as Poesis: Tan Lin’s 7CV @ EDIT: Processing Network Publishing April 17, 2010: This coming Wednesday, April 21 on the UPenn campus, Danny Snelson has organized an evening to celebrate Tan Lin's recent book publication, Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking [or 7CV] through the event series he curates, EDIT: Processing Network Publishing. Instead of a typical book launch, the event [...] by

Belladonna Book Launch and Two Blurbs March 31, 2010: A week from next Tuesday, Belladonna series in NYC, a series that for the past decade has catered to women's writing in particular, will celebrate the release of five books, all of which are must reads in my opinion: Dorothea Lasky's Black Life (Wave Books), Brenda Iijima's revv. you’ll—ution (Displaced Press) and If Not Metamorphic [...] by

One blurb, two blurb, three blurb, thirty blurbs January 19, 2010: Following up on Craig Santos Perez's post on blurbs I offer the following snippet from Vanessa Place's review of Credit, by Matthew Timmons: Timmons collected thirty blurbs for the book, including blurbs from Craig Dworkin, Rodrigo Toscano, and me. I did not read the book, look at a manuscript or pdf, or have any textual interaction beyond [...] by