Category Archives: David Lehman

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

New Video of James Schuyler’s Legendary Debut Reading in 1988

A rare video of James Schuyler reading his poems has just surfaced on YouTube, thanks to Raymond Foye, executor of Schuyler’s estate, who posted the video several days ago.  Since there is virtually no extant video footage of Schuyler that I … Continue reading

Posted in Charles North, David Lehman, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Video

David Lehman’s new translation of Apollinaire’s “Zone”

Among the most important influences in any account of the New York School’s lineage must be the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and perhaps no single Apollinaire poem is as important as his great, landmark 1913 poem “Zone.” There have been many excellent translations of the … Continue reading

Posted in David Lehman, French poetry, Guillaume Apollinaire, Poems, Translation, Uncategorized

Angela Ball’s course on “The New York School Diaspora” and the South — Symposium in May 2014

The poet Angela Ball is guest-blogging this week on the Best American Poetry blog, and she’s been posting about a graduate class she’s teaching this semester at the University of Southern Mississippi on the New York School Poets.  Since I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences and Talks, David Lehman, Event, NY School Influence

Four Introductions to John Ashbery: a PennSound Podcast

The most recent PennSound podcast serves up a treat — a new compilation of introductions given to John Ashbery over the years.  The podcast, announced on Jacket2 last week, features enlightening introductions to Ashbery’s work by Kenneth Koch in 1963, Richard Howard in 1967, Susan … Continue reading

Posted in David Lehman, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Podcast, Richard Howard

David Lehman’s New and Selected Poems

Speaking of David Lehman, whose review of Ron Padgett’s Collected I just mentioned in the previous post: his New and Selected Poems — a volume that gathers together work from his own long and celebrated career — has just been published, today … Continue reading

Posted in Books, David Lehman, Interview

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

Posted in Blaise Cendars, Book Review, Books, David Lehman, Guillaume Apollinaire, Pierre Reverdy, Ron Padgett