Category Archives: Bernadette Mayer

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

Posted in Bernadette Mayer, Claudia Rankine, James Schuyler, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ron Silliman | Leave a comment

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

                                                   Stephen Burt’s expansive new book, The Poem is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to … Continue reading

Posted in Bernadette Mayer, John Ashbery, John Yau, Stephen Burt, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Bernadette Mayer, Book Review, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Art Exhibit, Bernadette Mayer, Uncategorized, Visual Art

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore Talks Poetry with Daniel Kane

The musician Thurston Moore — one of the founders of the groundbreaking experimental rock band Sonic Youth — has deep and long-standing ties to the New York School of poets, and to avant-garde poetics more broadly.  After all, he did recently record a song called “Frank O’Hara … Continue reading

Posted in Bernadette Mayer, Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Clark Coolidge, Dan Graham, Frank O'Hara, Interview, John Ashbery, Music, NY School Influence, Patti Smith, Poetry Project at St. Marks, Richard Hell, Ted Berrigan, Thurston Moore, Vito Acconci

John Perreault, “Polyartist” of the New York School (1937-2015)

The New York Times reports today that the poet, artist, and art critic John Perreault has passed away, at the age of 78.  In Terence Diggory’s Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets, Perreault is described as “an emblematic figure … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Warhol, Bernadette Mayer, John Ashbery, John Perreault, Kenneth Koch, Visual Art, Vito Acconci

“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

Posted in Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer