Category Archives: Bernadette Mayer

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

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“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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Alice Notley Symposium: Alette in Oakland

This weekend, the Bay Area Public School is hosting a big symposium on the work of Alice Notley in Oakland, California.  The event features a great line-up of readers and speakers, including Notley herself, a keynote talk by Eileen Myles, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Bernadette Mayer Events: New York and the Czech Republic

  There are a couple of exciting events coming up featuring Bernadette Mayer, both in New York.  First, this Friday, October 17, at the Poetry Project at St. Marks, there will be a 25th anniversary celebration of the terrific small press Tender Buttons, which … Continue reading

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June’s Poetry Magazine: Harry Mathews, Ron Padgett, and a Hint of Frank O’Hara

Poetry magazine, given a jolt of energy under new editor Don Share, continues to display an exciting eclecticism and openness to multiple traditions, including an ongoing special interest in the poetry of the New York School (a development I posted about here). … Continue reading

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Interview with Bernadette Mayer at Coldfront

Coldfront has published a three-part interview with Bernadette Mayer by Stephanie Anderson.  The two poets have a lively and detailed conversation that covers a lot of ground, including Mayer’s editing of the landmark journal of poetry and conceptual art, 0 To 9, her friendship … Continue reading

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Bernadette Mayer’s Top 10: Varda, Codrescu, Varo, Cage/Cunningham, and more

Via Harriet, I see that Artforum has posted a list of Bernadette Mayer’s “Top Ten.”  Her characteristically eclectic and interesting list is not simply a ranking of books she’s enjoyed or poets she likes. Instead, it includes everything from the film The … Continue reading

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“Song for Bernadette: An Evening of Lyrics and Dance,” at the Poetry Project in September

Next month there will be benefit held in honor of Bernadette Mayer, at the Poetry Project at St. Marks, in New York.  (For more information about Mayer’s situation and the “Friends of Bernadette Mayer Fund,” see this Harriet blog post … Continue reading

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Bernadette Mayer and “Channeling Catullus”

I just had the chance to listen to “Channeling Catullus,” a podcast in the Poetry Foundation’s “Poetry Off the Shelf” series that was posted last month.  It features a conversation with the young poet Hannah Gamble about the enduring presence of the … Continue reading

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“Letters of the New York School,” panel at the American Literature Association conference, Boston (May 25, 2013)

If you’re interested to see the kind of scholarly work being done on poets of the New York School lately, check out the panel that the “New York School Society” hosted at this year’s American Literature Association Conference in Boston … Continue reading

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