Category Archives: Performance

Upcoming Bernadette Mayer Events: New York and the Czech Republic

  There are a couple of exciting events coming up featuring Bernadette Mayer, both in New York.  First, this Friday, October 17, at the Poetry Project at St. Marks, there will be a 25th anniversary celebration of the terrific small press Tender Buttons, which … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Waldman, Bernadette Mayer, Conferences and Talks, Dorothea Lasky, Event, Harryette Mullen, Jennifer Moxley, Laynie Browne, Lee Ann Brown, Matthea Harvey, Performance, Poetry Project at St. Marks

“Into the Sun”: Frank O’Hara’s “True Account” Inspires Performance Piece

Frank O’Hara’s poem “A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island” has had a remarkable and robust afterlife, as I’ve noted before in reference to Kent Johnson’s controversial A Question Mark Above the Sun. Now the poem will be … Continue reading

Posted in Frank O'Hara, Kent Johnson, Music, NY School Influence, Performance | 1 Comment

“Alphabetical Ashbery” by Charles Wuorinen

A substantial number of classical composers have been drawn to the poets of the New York School.  Many, like Morton Feldman and Ned Rorem, have set their poems or composed works in homage to their poetry. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer Charles Wuorinen is one such composer. He has long been fascinated … Continue reading

Posted in John Ashbery, Morton Feldman, Music, Ned Rorem, Performance

Poetry in Theatre: Early Frank O’Hara — June 3, New York

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Segal Theater is hosting “Poetry in Theatre: Early Frank O’Hara + Plays by Contemporary Poets, with Judith Malina,”a wonderful-sounding program devoted to the New York School’s innovative blending of poetry and theater, and its legacy.  The program … Continue reading

Posted in Event, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Goldsmith, Performance, Theater / Plays