January 27, 2006 10:20 AM “Avoimen arkeologisen subjektin poetiikka.” Poet and critic Ville-Juhani Sutinen has written a long essay on “authorship” in Hannu Helin’s and my work (Tuli&Savu Net, Finnish).

January 25, 2006 10:03 AM “[t]he general principle of new media [is] the projection of the ontology of a computer onto culture itself.” From “Database as a Genre of New Media”, by Lev Manovich, via Brian Kim Stefan’s schedule for his Spring 2006 class at Brown University on Electronic Writing.

January 23, 2006 7:52 AM Onko kulttuurijournalismi kuollut? Kaisu Mikkola, Jukka Petäjä ja minä keskustelemme tänään Pressiklubilla, Asemaravintola, Helsinki. Järjestäjä Suomen PEN.

January 19, 2006 11:45 AM Yesterday’s Kymen Sanomat on a reading by Olli Heikkonen and me in Kotka, Tuesday, January 17.

January 18, 2006 12:09 AM “In certain other regions of discourse, these possibilities are sometimes called ‘desire,’ which lends some vague value to the clarity of forestalling. The influence of such intersections is unpredictable. Sometimes such encounters happen in life.” From a delightful (and poetically incredibly perceptible) memoir by the fabulous Arkadii Dragomoshchenko on the late Robert Creeley, at the EPC Creeley memorial site (translation Evgeny Pavlov). Links via the WebLog of Charles Bernstein, which has been living up to its name lately, and will now be found at my blogroll as well. Also welcome to the roll, poet Pauliina Haasjoki.

January 16, 2006 9:09 AM The new issue (Twelfth Series, No. 7, Fall 2005) of Open Letter, the Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory, is edited by Barbara Cole and Lori Emerson and dedicated to “Kenneth Goldsmith & Conceptual Poetics”, with contributions from Bruce Andrews, Derek Beaulieu, Carolyn Bergvall, Dr.Howard Britton, Christian Bok, Jason Christie, Johanna Drucker, Craig Dworkin, Robert Fitterman, Ruben Gallo, Kenneth Goldsmith, Simon Morris, Marjorie Perloff, Carl Peters, Molly Schwartzburg, Darren Wershler-Henry, Christine Wertheim, and Geoffrey Young.

January 15, 2006 10:23 AM Sheila E. Murphy: romp.

January 12, 2006 1:50 PM Updating my Calendar. Will read in Kotka next Tuesday, and note the discussion on cultural Journalism, with Kaisu Mikkola, Jukka Petäjä, and me, Monday, January 23 at Pressiklubi, Helsinki, organized by Pen Finland.

January 11, 2006 8:55 AM Enough of staying offline for now? Here’s (belatedly, sorry) Chris Church’s Christmas and New Year’s greeting as a Google Poem. Plus, niin&näin, the Finnish magazine for philosophy, has a new issue (4/2005) out, with a special section on “Poetry Vs. Philosophy”, edited by poet Jarkko Tontti, and featuring poems by Helena Sinervo, Olli Sinivaara, and Jarkko Tontti, an essay by Tuula Hökkä on Eeva-Liisa Manner, an essay by André Gide on the Myth of Narcissus, translated and with an introduction by Antti Nylén, an essay on reading poetry and philosophy by the French poet Jacques Ancet (transl. Tapani Kilpeläinen), a paper from the Helsinki Poetics Conference by Olli Sinivaara on “Resistance” (with comments by Jarkko Tontti and Siru Kainulainen) – and two pieces by Jarkko S. Tuusvuori: “Astui rivihin – Leevi Lehto ja pupillien aikamuoto” (on my work, now online here) and “Runosta runoilijaan” (a fine, appreciatively critical review of Sakari Katajamäki and Johanna Pentikäinen’s (eds.) equally fine anthology of essays on Finnish poetry in the context of the Western tradition, Runosta runoonhere). My new revealing image comes from illustration to Jarkko S.’s contribution…