Category Archives: Film

Ron Padgett talks about his Sundays with the New York Times

The New York Times has just posted a little feature on Ron Padgett, in conjunction with Jim Jarmusch’s new movie Paterson.  As I noted recently, Padgett collaborated with his friend Jarmusch, composing poems for the movie: For the movie “Paterson,” about a poet … Continue reading

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Jim Jarmusch as “the Cinematic Extension of the New York School”

Paterson, the new movie by the celebrated indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, has been receiving a lot of buzz and praise ever since it debuted this summer at the Cannes Film Festival, “where it was feted as the best film the 63-year-old Jarmusch had … Continue reading

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John and Elizabeth’s Excellent Adventure: Bishop and Ashbery

                                  It’s well-known that Elizabeth Bishop was a major influence on John Ashbery and that he adored her work.  The two poets even got to know … Continue reading

Posted in Elizabeth BIshop, Film, Influences on the NY School, John Ashbery

A. O. Scott on Kissing, the Movies, and Frank O’Hara

In his article “A Brief History of Kissing in Movies” in this upcoming Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, the film critic A. O. Scott argues that “movies have always been about sex and have always provided, under cover of harmless amusement, the tools … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Frank O'Hara

Alex Katz’s Birthday and “The New”

The Allen Ginsberg Project has a good, typically link-rich post up today in honor of the painter Alex Katz’s 87th birthday.  (I’ve written before about Katz and his close ties to New York School poetry here and here). Among other things, it … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Film, Guillaume Apollinaire, Jackson Pollock, Jean-Luc Godard, John Ashbery, Rudy Burkhardt, Samuel Beckett, Visual Art

“Lana Faints; In Hospital”: A Visual Footnote for Frank O’Hara’s “Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed)”

“Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)” is one of Frank O’Hara’s funniest and best-loved poems.  With its campy treatment of a tabloid headline about a glamorous celebrity facing adversity, it’s often cited as an example of O’Hara’s embrace of pop culture … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Frank O'Hara, Poems, Robert Lowell

“The kismet of this TV night”: Frank O’Hara on Television

In 2008, many Frank O’Hara fans were pleasantly surprised when his poetry was given a big cameo in the acclaimed television show Mad Men.  But that wasn’t the last of O’Hara finding his way onto TV in recent years. A … Continue reading

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