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Tao Lin in the Future

Here is an article from The Boston Phoenix about how difficult it will be for critics a hundred years in the future to look back on past works of literature.  Pretty interesting arguments and a good read especially for anyone … Continue reading

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City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

After watching the video in class today in which the poet talks about how friendly people were in Pittsburgh, I found this video about a program called City of Asylum which provides money and homes for poets who are fleeing … Continue reading

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one hundred megawatts of butter

Butter by Elizabeth Alexander tells the story of a loving family consuming loads of butter.  It is an enjoyable read and it contains one of my new favorite line ” one hundred megawatts of butter”

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i went fishing with my family when i was five by tao lin

This poem is pretty cool and it’s got tao’s trademark strangeness.  It took me a lot of effort to sit through the whole thing but you definitely should.  It is well worth it.

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Rap and a Book Critic

Here is an interesting article from NPR about a book called The Anthology of Rap [All Things Considered] which contains the text to more than 300 rap songs and is 800 pages long.  The point of the book is to … Continue reading

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Tao Lin has a lot to say

Check out Tao Lins Halloween costume! Also, anyone who has some extra time on their hands might be interested in reading an 11,820 word interview transcript between Mr. Lin and Chandler Levack of Thought Catogue.  Click here. Unfortunately there doesn’t … Continue reading

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Tao Lin Loves Hamsters

Watch Tao show how to draw hamsters and the importance he places on how to draw them tells a little bit about himself.

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Only Connect

Who remembers reading Only Connect by William Cronon?  It asks the question about what it means to be liberally educated.  View it here if you’ve forgotten.  Tao Lin has written an article also called Only Connect available here.  While Tao … Continue reading

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The Raven: Revived as a Song?

Everyone knows The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, if somehow you don’t read it here.  Now listen to it here as a very well done song by Mark Mellen.  Mixing of media is a great way to keep poetry popular … Continue reading

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Getting in the Head of Tao Lin (Salad Included)

Learn how to make a tasty salad and also hear Tao talk about himself. http://www.theawl.com/2010/10/cooking-the-books-emily-gould-and-tao-lin-make-raw-salad

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Goblin Market

To get into the Halloween spirit I read Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti available here.  It’s long but very good and tells an interesting story.  If you’re feeling lazy you can listen to it being read here.  Get in the … Continue reading

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Another Interview with Tao Lin

Check out this very cool interview with Tao Lin by htmlgiant.com  part 1 and part 2 .  Even if you dont read it, check out the funny pictures scattered throughout such as this one.

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Tao Lin Artwork

Tao Lin is offering prints of his artwork for sale at: http://heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com/2010/10/ive-invested-25-of-my-checking-account.html#8145486779388505963 Here is an example of one of his offerings and this just goes to show that he is creative man and his creativity and talent isn’t limited just … Continue reading

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Poetry Slam

I was inspired by the performance we watched in class today and I found this one which I really enjoy.  It’s very inspirational and powerful. watch?v=njoWRBYFdBw

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More Creepy Music

http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp/newmedia/gallery/Robert_Kendall.html Check out this strange game/poem.  Don’t worry, there’s plenty of scary music.  If you want to read some more about electronic poetry, check out Robert Kendall’s site.

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