Category Archives: collaboration

For Allen Ginsberg’s Birthday: Making it Up with “Gingsberg, Koch, Padgett”

Allen Ginsberg would’ve turned 91 yesterday, and the flurry of tributes and social media love reminded me of an event I attended over 20 years ago — one of a handful of times I was fortunate enough to meet Ginsberg in … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, collaboration, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Poetry Project at St. Marks, Ron Padgett | 8 Comments

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

New Book on New York School Painters and Poets: Vogue’s “Exclusive Look”

      Next week, the publisher Rizzoli will be releasing a terrific-sounding, major new book devoted to the New York School painters and poets — their shared aesthetic, their myriad collaborations, their boozing and chatting at the Cedar Tavern.  Titled New York … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Books, collaboration, Edwin Denby, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Jasper Johns, Joan Mitchell, Joe Brainard, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Robert Motherwell, Ron Padgett, Rudy Burkhardt, Ted Berrigan, Visual Art, Willem de Kooning

John Ashbery and Kenneth Goldsmith Collaborate on a Rug: “Love and Career”

John Ashbery has a long history of collaborating with other writers and artists, from co-written novels (A Nest of Ninnies, with James Schuyler) to poem-art hybrids like The Vermont Notebook (with Joe Brainard). But I don’t think he’s ever collaborated on a rug before. … Continue reading

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Nick Sturm on “Memorial Day,” by Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman

For your Memorial Day reading pleasure, check out this great, informative post by the poet Nick Sturm (who is also, fortunately, one of my grad students). Sturm writes about “Memorial Day,” the long, collaborative poem written by Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman.  Almost … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Waldman, collaboration, Frank O'Hara, Poems, Poetry Project at St. Marks, Ted Berrigan, Video

My Tiny Part in a Kenneth Koch and Larry Rivers Collaboration

A few weeks ago, I posted Arthur Danto’s essay “The Koch Collaboration,” which he wrote to accompany an exhibit of Koch’s collaborations with artists that appeared at the Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York in 1994. One of the … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Visual Art

Arthur C. Danto, “The Koch Collaboration”

The great art historian and philosopher of art Arthur C. Danto died several weeks ago at the age of 89, and his passing has prompted a number of interesting reassessments and tributes. Danto is best-known for the theories and arguments … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Arthur C. Danto, collaboration, Fairfield Porter, Joe Brainard, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Visual Art