Category Archives: John Bernard Myers

Drunk on the Poetry of a New Friend: John Wieners and Frank O’Hara

It’s been heartening to see all the recent attention to the poetry of John Wieners, whose moving, strange, and powerful poems deserve to be better known.  Wieners, an important but lesser-known figure within the post-World War II avant-garde scene known as “New American Poetry,” is … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Guest, Beats, Charles Olson, Frank O'Hara, Influences on the NY School, James Schuyler, John Bernard Myers, John Wieners, Marjorie Perloff, NY School Influence, Ted Berrigan

James Merrill and … the New York School?

James Merrill is not often mentioned in the same breath as poets of the New York School. He is usually viewed as a consummate formalist and genteel New England poet, celebrated for his elegant style, refinement, and restraint, who operated at some distance from the … Continue reading

Posted in Frank O'Hara, Herbert Machiz, James Merrill, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, John Bernard Myers, Larry Rivers, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Visual Art

John Latta on the Kenneth Koch-Frank O’Hara poems in Semi-Colon

John Latta does us a valuable service on his always interesting blog, Isola di Rifiuti, by posting and commenting on several fugitive, little-known New York School poems that appeared in the mid-1950s in the little four-page broadside called Semi-Colon, edited by John Bernard Myers … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, John Bernard Myers, Kenneth Koch, Poems