Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Two new things

1. New Believer is out! Rick Moody on The Rings of Saturn (=best book ever), Michael Miller on Lydia Davis, Dizzyhead Khong interviewing a toy inventor, a piece on the mysterious Codex Seraphinianus...

2. New (?!) New-York Ghost is out—or is it new? Is it even the Ghost? Oulipians need to read this. Subscribe here.

3. I'm happy to report that the Poetry Foundation site has won a "Webby."

4. Hope to have some good news here later*. For now...via one of my students, the second of three Van Morrison perfs ("Cold Wind in August") described by Lester Bangs in "Astral Weeks."

(For "Cyprus Avenue," go here.) And via Dizzyhead Drew's blog, here's Van the Man crooning and saxing his way through "Warm Love."

*UPDATE: Alas, The Believer didn't pick up an "Ellie" today—we were nominated in the Design and Single-Issue categories. But happily, McSweeney's won in the Fiction category (which reminds me, I just read the Wells Tower story in #23, highly recommended—the great Deb Olin Unferth also has a piece in there)...

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Blogger Laird Hunt said...

Yeah, I'm eager to read Moody on The Rings of Saturn, which is the best Sebald for me.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Laird Hunt said...

ps. We had Gary Lutz read at the University of Denver last Friday. He read wonderfully, from much mangled and written on photocopies of his stories. And why I thought to mention it was that he was in company with Deb Olin Unferth -- very much looking forward to her forthcoming McSweeney's book.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Spoiler alert: There is an Exquisite footnote in the piece!

10:28 AM  

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