Category Archives: Alice Notley

Happy 90th Birthday to John Ashbery!

Today is the 90th birthday of John Ashbery, who was born on July 27, 1928.  At LitHub, Adam Fitzgerald and Emily Skillings have “invited 90 of his dearest friends, collaborators, and admirers to pick a favorite line from his vast … Continue reading

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Laura Kasischke on Alice Notley’s “Descent of Alette”: “radioactive, dangerous, addictive, all-consuming”

Each month, Poetry magazine posts a “Reading List,” in which contributors to the current issue share some books that held their interest.  In the May installment, Laura Kasischke offers a rave review of Alice Notley’s masterful, book-length poem, The Descent of … Continue reading

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Nick Sturm on Ted Berrigan as Art Critic

There is a great new essay up at Fanzine about Ted Berrigan’s little-known art writing by one of my (now former) graduate students, the terrific poet and scholar Nick Sturm.  For months, Sturm has been scouring the Berrigan archives, turning up fascinating … Continue reading

Posted in Abstract Expressionism, Alice Neel, Alice Notley, Criticism, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, John Ashbery, Ted Berrigan, Visual Art

Hooray for Alice Notley, Winner of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize!

The Poetry Foundation announced today that Alice Notley has been awarded the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.  This is a pretty big deal in poetry-land.  As the press release puts it: “Presented annually to a living U.S. poet whose lifetime accomplishments … Continue reading

Posted in Alice Notley, Interview, Podcast

Reading Ted Berrigan’s Poetry: Alice, Anselm, and Edmund

This is quite a treat for fans of the Berrigan/Notley family of poets: Don Yorty recently posted some footage of a reading that took place in 2011 at (the amazing) St. Marks Bookstore in New York to celebrate the publication of The Selected Poems of … Continue reading

Posted in Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Ted Berrigan, Video

The New York School, and more, in Louisville

  I’ve just gotten back from the very fun and stimulating Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 (directed by the esteemed poetry scholar Alan Golding) which, this year at least, amply demonstrated that scholarly work devoted to the poets of the New York School … Continue reading

Posted in Alice Notley, Andy Warhol, Conferences and Talks, Daisy Aldan, Gerard Malanga, Joe Ceravolo, John Ashbery, Lou Reed, Michael Benedikt, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Velvet Underground, Visual Art

Edwin Denby and the New York School: A Reading for Edwin Denby at the Poetry Project

  On Wednesday, February 11, the Poetry Project at St. Marks in New York will host “Dancers, Buildings, and People: A Reading for Edwin Denby,” a tribute for Edwin Denby (1903-1983), the poet and dance critic who was such an important … Continue reading

Posted in Alice Notley, Anne Waldman, Anselm Berrigan, Bill Berkson, Edwin Denby, Eileen Myles, Frank O'Hara, Jim Carroll, Poetry Project at St. Marks, Ron Padgett, Rudy Burkhardt