Category Archives: Barbara Guest

“The Gifts of Women Poets”: Reflections On Barbara Guest and Bernadette Mayer

Over at the Poetry Foundation’s blog, Harriet, Amy King has curated a great two-part feature called “Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets,” which consists of brief pieces by a long series of writers, each paired with “an older or … Continue reading

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Jane Freilicher (1924-2014) and the Poets of the New York School

This week brought the very sad news that the artist Jane Freilicher has passed away at the age of 90.  Freilicher was, of course, a major, founding figure at the heart of the New York School, who was central to the movement and community … Continue reading

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“The New York School Goes Country” — Daniel Kane on Timothy Gray’s Urban Pastoral

The new issue of Contemporary Literature includes a review by Daniel Kane of Timothy Gray’s 2010 book, Urban Pastoral: Natural Currents in the New York School (university subscription required for access, I believe). As Kane notes in his thoughtful review, Gray’s book … Continue reading

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Peter Riley on New York School poetry (Guest, Ceravolo, Schuyler)

             The British poet and critic Peter Riley has just published a very wide-ranging and insightful review essay on the New York School poets in the Forthnightly Review.  Riley discusses Barbara Guest’s Collected Poems (2008), the massive new Collected Poems of Joseph … Continue reading

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Eric Baus on Barbara Guest

Thanks to a post on the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, I just came across this piece by the poet Eric Baus on the Lost Roads Press site, about one of his favorite poems by Barbara Guest.  Baus writes that “Guest’s poem ‘Saving … Continue reading

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