Wednesday, 19th March, 2008
Wednesday, 19th March, 2008
Thursday, 13th March, 2008
‘Tis the season to be coding, and Openned are leading the way with their new website. Still unmistakbaly Openned to look at, it’s been polished up nicely, and a few extra usability functions (such as some nice space-saving jump menus) have been added. In my experience, it’s made the site, with its ever-increasing volume of archived material and news items, more easy to consume.
Oh, and. Link.
Sunday, 9th March, 2008
I’ve added a plugin to the blog which allows users to open a PDF of each post with the click of a button. This blog should print pretty well anyway, but sometimes, for whatever reason, it might be useful to save a PDF first.
Just click on the small PDF icon to the top-right of the post (below each post’s date stamp) to save a PDF.
Having hunted around for various solutions for this, the best I could find was by far Post2PDF. Be sure to download the correct version for your PHP version, and be sure to read the installation instructions carefully (you’ll need to add a little PHP to your index.php file in your template).
EDIT: This plugin, by default, downsizes your images to 1/4 of the original size. To reconfigure this to 1:1 scaling, you’ll need to change the following line in the tcpdf_config.php file:
define (”PDF_IMAGE_SCALE_RATIO”, 4);
define (”PDF_IMAGE_SCALE_RATIO”, 1);
Wednesday, 5th March, 2008
The University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson, Arizona will host Conceptual Poetry and Its Others, a three-day symposium from May 29–May 31, 2008 to explore and discuss the cutting-edge in contemporary avant-garde poetry. In addition to a keynote address with renowned poetry critic Marjorie Perloff, there will be lectures, classes, panel and roundtable discussions, and literary presentations. These events are designed to explore new directions in innovative writing and to equip readers, writers, and scholars with tools to more fully understand and appreciate new forms within contemporary literature.
Featured artists will include Caroline Bergvall, Charles Bernstein, Christian Bök, Craig Dworkin, Peter Gizzi, Kenneth Goldsmith, Susan Howe, Tracie Morris and Cole Swensen. Early Registration Deadline is April 4, 2008. Cost is $80 general admission and $45 for student admission. Registration after April 4, 2008 will be $105 general admission and $60 for student admission.
We are also seeking symposium participants:
CALL FOR RESPONDENTS
If you wish to participate in a Roundtable on the subject of Conceptual Poetry and Its Others, please send a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and why you would like to participate. Also include a curriculum vitae, résumé, or biographical statement. Send these materials to
UA Poetry Center,
1508 E Helen St.,
Tucson, AZ 85721-0150
no later than March 4, 2008.