Category Archives: New York

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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“Schuyler today and the students” by Kate Angus

   Today’s “Poem-a-Day” posted by the Academy of American Poets site is a lovely poem by Kate Angus called “Schuyler today and the students.” It’s about an experience a relatively small number of us know quite well — teaching the poetry of James Schuyler … Continue reading

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The Day Frank Died: O’Hara’s New York Apartments

It’s the 50th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s death, 11 days after Bastille day, yes, “so I go for a walk among the hum-colored cabs,” and visit 3 of the 4 apartments O’Hara lived in during his time in New York. … Continue reading

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Garth Risk Hallberg and the Formative Influence of Frank O’Hara and the New York School

The literary world has been abuzz recently over the publication of City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg’s massive new novel about New York City in the 1970s.  The 36-year old Hallberg received a jaw-dropping $2 million advance for the book (his first … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Lou Reed, New York, NY School Influence, Patti Smith, Velvet Underground

“Find an event on the ground to respond to”: Wayne Koestenbaum Leads Frank O’Hara-Inspired Walk in NYC

As I’ve said before, I’m a fan of Wayne Koestenbaum’s sharp and effervescent essays on poets of the New York School and so many other topics, so I was intrigued by this piece by Jennifer Krasinski in ArtForum about an unusual walking tour Koestenbaum recently led … Continue reading

Posted in Frank O'Hara, New York, Situationism, Wayne Koestenbaum

“The Whitney Museum / was still on 8th Street”: Kenneth Koch and ever-changing New York

                           There’s been a lot of discussion and praise for the opening of the Whitney Museum in its new home today in the Meatpacking District, in a building designed by the … Continue reading

Posted in Art Exhibit, James Schuyler, Kenneth Koch, New York, Poems, Visual Art

“A Thrashing, Generous Intelligence”: Eileen Myles’s Inferno chosen for Slate/Whiting Second Novel List

The poet Eileen Myles is, of course, also an accomplished writer of fiction, and her recent novel Inferno has just been named one of the five books on the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.  In a glowing review of the book on Slate, Sasha Weiss … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Eileen Myles, Fiction, New York