Category Archives: Books

Ron Padgett’s Collected Poems, reviewed by David Lehman

Ron Padgett’s Collected Poems has just appeared from Coffee House Press, and to welcome its arrival, there’s a good review of the book by David Lehman in Publishers Weekly.  Lehman writes: Long a mainstay of the New York School’s second generation, … Continue reading

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Andrei Codrescu’s New and Selected Poems, reviewed by Marjorie Perloff

The Los Angeles Review of Books has put up a special feature on Andrei Codrescu, which includes an interview, a sampling of poems, and a sharp review of his career-spanning new book, So Recently Rent a World : New and Selected Poems: 1968-2012, by Marjorie … Continue reading

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It is Poems by Pierre Reverdy

It’s exciting to see that the current issue of Poetry magazine (the first with new editor Don Share at the helm) features four poems by the great French poet Pierre Reverdy (1889-1960).  Closely tied to other “Cubist” poets like Guillaume Apollinaire and … Continue reading

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Kent Johnson’s A Question Mark Above the Sun: Another Look

Back in July, I wrote about the wealth of elegies for Frank O’Hara which appeared after his tragic death in 1966, written by many of his friends, including Allen Ginsberg, David Shapiro, and James Schuyler. At the time, I didn’t mention the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Ashbery’s Collected French Translations

Exciting news on the Ashbery front: a two-volume collection of Ashbery’s wide-ranging French translations will be published in 2014, edited by Rosanne Wasserman and Eugene Richie.  The first book will collect Ashbery’s wonderful poetry translations, including his celebrated renderings of … Continue reading

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Wayne Koestenbaum’s Excitement: Essays on Schuyler, O’Hara, and Ashbery

A new book has just been published that will be of interest to fans of the New York School — My 1980s and Other Essays by the prolific poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum.  It’s a collection of “personal and critical … Continue reading

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Short Takes

A few short takes on items that might be of interest: Exciting news for fans of Ron Padgett: Padgett’s Collected Poems will be published later this year by Coffee House Press. “Ron Padgett’s poems are essential and Ron Padgett is a … Continue reading

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Robert Archambeau on the Poetry of Michael Benedikt

Robert Archambeau has posted an interesting piece that will serve as an introduction to the forthcoming collection Time is a Toy: The Selected Poems of Michael Benedikt (edited by John Gallaher and Laura Boss).  Although he has not always been closely associated … Continue reading

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Joseph Ceravolo’s Collected Poems, reviewed at Rain Taxi

The excitement surrounding the publication of Joseph Ceravolo’s Collected Poems (recently put out by Wesleyan) continues with a very positive review at Rain Taxi by Patrick James Dunagan.  (I recently wrote about Peter Riley’s review of the Ceravolo collection here). Dunagan writes … Continue reading

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Collaboration and New York School poetry — a new essay collection

If you are interested in the phenomenon of literary and artistic collaboration — both within New York School aesthetics and more broadly — you’re in luck.  A valuable new collection of essays called New York School Collaborations: The Color of Vowels has just … Continue reading

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