Category Archives: Diane Di Prima

Roundup of Recent “New York School of Poetry” News and Links (4/4/21)

I know it has been awfully quiet around here at Locus Solus over the past few months. A combination of pandemic craziness and being in the last stages of a long-term project has resulted in my needing to take a … Continue reading

Posted in Abstract Expressionism, Alice Notley, Barbara Guest, Diane Di Prima, Dick Gallup, Frank O'Hara, Grace Hartigan, Harry Mathews, Helen Frankenthaler, In Memoriam, Influences on the NY School, James Schuyler, Joe Brainard, John Ashbery, John Cage, John Wieners, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Lewis Warsh, Marisol, Max Jacob, Music, NY School Influence, Ron Padgett, Roundup, Ted Berrigan, Visual Art | 4 Comments

Roberto Bolaño and the Role of the Poet

A piece of mine about the writer Roberto Bolaño and poetry was published the other day on the Oxford University Press blog, OUPblog. Bolaño is of course best-known as the author of sprawling, ambitious novels like The Savage Detectives and … Continue reading

Posted in Diane Di Prima, Frank O'Hara, NY School Influence, Roberto Bolaño, Ted Berrigan | 1 Comment

William S. Burroughs to Frank O’Hara: Drop Dead

William S. Burroughs was born one hundred years ago today.  In honor of his centennial, there has been a great deal of activity in Burroughs-land, including a series of events in various cities, with a big centenary conference getting underway … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Beats, Delmore Schwartz, Diane Di Prima, Frank O'Hara, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, Peter Schjeldahl, William S. Burroughs | Leave a comment

“The New York School Goes Country” — Daniel Kane on Timothy Gray’s Urban Pastoral

The new issue of Contemporary Literature includes a review by Daniel Kane of Timothy Gray’s 2010 book, Urban Pastoral: Natural Currents in the New York School (university subscription required for access, I believe). As Kane notes in his thoughtful review, Gray’s book … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Guest, Book Review, Criticism, Diane Di Prima, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Jim Carroll, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch | Leave a comment