Category Archives: Bill Berkson

Buried at Springs: Frank O’Hara’s Funeral (7/27/66)

51 years ago today, Frank O’Hara was buried in Green River Cemetery, in Springs, New York, just steps away from the grave of one of his heroes, Jackson Pollock, two days after being struck down by a dune buggy on … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Alfred Leslie, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Guest, Bill Berkson, David Shapiro, Edwin Denby, Frank O'Hara, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, James Schuyler, Joe LeSueur, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, MoMA, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning | 7 Comments

Frank O’Hara and Bunny: A Tribute to V. R. Lang in new issue of “SpoKe”

The new issue of the Boston-based journal SpoKe has just appeared and it features “A Tribute to V. R. Lang,” an excellent special feature devoted to the writer Violet Lang, known simply as “Bunny” to fans of Frank O’Hara — a.k.a., … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Berkson, Bunny Lang, David Lehman, Edward Gorey, Frank O'Hara, Ron Padgett, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Bill Berkson (1939-2016) and Frank O’Hara: “Bill’s School of New York”

Yesterday brought the very sad news that the poet and art critic Bill Berkson had passed away at the age of 76.  Berkson was of course of central importance to the New York School and its legacy, and over the coming days and months there … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Bill Berkson, David Shapiro, Frank O'Hara, In Memoriam, James Schuyler, Joe LeSueur, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Pierre Reverdy, Ron Padgett, Uncategorized, Willem de Kooning | 1 Comment

A Conversation about “New York School Painters and Poets: Neon in Daylight”

Last week, the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog posted an item about a recent event held at the Joan Mitchell Foundation to mark Mitchell’s birthday and to celebrate the publication of New York School Painters and Poets: Neon in Daylight, a remarkable new book … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Carter Ratcliff, collaboration, Frank O'Hara, Larry Fagin, Ron Padgett, Video, 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

50th Anniversary All-Star Reading of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems in San Francisco

Just when you thought the hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems had died down, here comes another terrific sounding event that will again celebrate City Lights Books’ new edition of O’Hara’s 1964 volume. The evening is billed as a … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Berkson, Clark Coolidge, Event, Frank O'Hara

Wynn Chamberlain (1927-2014), Painter of “Poets Dressed and Undressed”

The painter Wynn Chamberlain recently passed away at the age of 87, the New York Times reported on Sunday.  Friendly with Frank O’Hara and other poets of the New York School, a fixture in the Andy Warhol orbit, Chamberlain achieved notoriety in the mid-1960s for his series … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Beats, Bill Berkson, Frank Lima, Joe Brainard, Joe LeSueur, Taylor Mead, Tony Towle, Visual Art, Willem de Kooning, William S. Burroughs, Wynn Chamberlain | 1 Comment