Category Archives: Guillaume Apollinaire

Kevin Killian (1952-2019)

Like so many others, I’m shocked and heartbroken to learn that the writer Kevin Killian passed away last night.  I first met Kevin in 1996, at the “Poetry of the 1950s” conference in Orono, Maine (where he gave a paper … Continue reading

Posted in Frank O'Hara, Guillaume Apollinaire, In Memoriam, Jack Spicer, Kevin Killian, Larry Rivers, Philip Guston | Leave a comment

Frank Lima’s Ode to the New York School of Poets

The poet Frank Lima, who passed away in 2013, was an important yet undersung member of the New York School of poetry’s second generation.  Although he was close with Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch, David Shapiro, and many other poets of the first and … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Beats, David Shapiro, Frank Lima, Frank O'Hara, Guillaume Apollinaire, Joe LeSueur, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman | 1 Comment

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

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

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