Archive for July, 2010

The good folks that the UNC Alumni Review asked a bunch of faculty and administrators what we were planning to read this summer. What a challenge! We’re all a bunch of speed reading overachievers who obviously set up unrealistic goals for ourselves — there are a big bunch of books from every very busy contributor. And many of us listed our pleasure reading, our speculative reading, our airport and bad weather in the hotel or beach/mountain house reading rather than our reading for research or teaching or even books-by-our-friends reading, me included.

Here’s the full list.

My own list:

  • Blankets, a graphic novel by Craig Thompson
  • Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson and Michael B. Horn
  • Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World by Alex Pentland
  • How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar’s Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks by Robin Dunbar
  • I Don’t Bow to Buddhas: Selected Poems of Yuan Mei Translated by JP Seaton
  • Juliet Naked by Nick Hornby
  • Makers by Cory Doctorow
  • No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment by David Lange and H. Jefferson Powell
  • Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Fay Greene
  • The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking Is the Next Competitive Advantage by Roger L. Martin
  • Who’s Your City: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life by Richard Florida

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Jones in Skirt


Sound of Poets Cooking

As promised, Skirt (Raleigh) is in the newsboxes (free) and online. There I am in a very nice picture taken by Beth Riley for the magazine. The crumbling column is holding up The One True Manning Hall.

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Editor, publisher and poet Richard Krawiec writes to say that “The Sound of Poets Cooking” is on the way to him from the printers. Further, he has copies at a special Facebook discount:

I’m represented in Sound of Cooking by a poem called “Artichokes.”

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Friday, I’ll be Skypeing over to Elon University Law School to record a session of Hearsay Culture with David Levine. Our show will be airing and online listening on July 28, but what David has online already is very impressive so go listen to some of the shows now. You won’t be disappointed.

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