Category Archives: Bernadette Mayer

Happy “Midwinter Day” Day!

On December 22, 1978, Bernadette Mayer wrote her groundbreaking, book-length poem, Midwinter Day. In recent years, poets and readers and Mayer fans have gathered to mark the occasion by reading from the book. As Mayer herself told Fanny Howe in a … Continue reading

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Roundup of Recent “New York School of Poetry” News and Links (11/15/21)

Here is one of my semi-regular roundups of recent links and news related to the New York School of poets. (Previous roundups can be found here). In exciting news for fans of the late John Ashbery, the first posthumous collection of … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday to Midwinter Day (by Bernadette Mayer)

“I had an idea to write a book that would … prove the day like the dream has everything in it.” — Bernadette Mayer, Midwinter Day Today marks the 40th anniversary of an important moment in twentieth-century poetry — the … Continue reading

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Roundup of Recent “New York School of Poetry” News and Links (8/23/18)

Here’s the latest roundup of recent links, new publications, and news related to the New York School of poets.  (For my most recent roundup, see here). — The indie band Deerhunter released an album titled Double Dream of Spring, a … Continue reading

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Roundup of Recent “New York School of Poetry” News and Links (5/16/18)

Here’s the latest roundup of recent links, new publications, and news related to the New York School of poets.  (For my most recent roundup, see here). – They Knew What They Wanted, the gorgeous new collection of John Ashbery’s collages … Continue reading

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James Schuyler’s “February”: “It’s a day like any other”

It’s February 28, and that means it’s a good day to read and think about one of my favorite James Schuyler poems, “February,” which takes place “on the day before March first.” I’ve decided to post an excerpt from my … Continue reading

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Book announcement: “Attention Equals Life” (with discount code)

  As I’ve mentioned a few times here before, my second book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture, was recently published by Oxford University Press.  Although it is not strictly a study of the New … Continue reading

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Stephanie Burt’s “The Poem Is You” and John Ashbery’s Invitation to the Reader

                  Stephanie Burt’s expansive new book, The Poem is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them, is both a well-chosen anthology of American poems published since 1980 and a generous … Continue reading

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On Bernadette Mayer’s “Exhilarating” New Book, “Works and Days”

As part of its “Definitive List of Must-Read Poetry Books from 2016 (So Far),” Flavorwire has posted a short review of Bernadette Mayer’s new book, Works and Days (which is about to appear from New Directions), by Jonathan Sturgeon. Sturgeon notes that Mayer’s book is obviously … Continue reading

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Bernadette Mayer’s “Memory” as an “Everyday-Life Project”

For the past six weeks, Bernadette Mayer’s important early multimedia work Memory has been on display at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago (the exhibition closes on April 27).  In conjunction with the exhibit, the Poetry Foundation hosted an artist’s talk with … Continue reading

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