Category Archives: Pierre Reverdy

Bill Berkson (1939-2016) and Frank O’Hara: “Bill’s School of New York”

Yesterday brought the very sad news that the poet and art critic Bill Berkson had passed away at the age of 76.  Berkson was of course of central importance to the New York School and its legacy, and over the coming days and months there … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Bill Berkson, David Shapiro, Frank O'Hara, In Memoriam, James Schuyler, Joe LeSueur, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Pierre Reverdy, Ron Padgett, Uncategorized, Willem de Kooning | 2 Comments

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

It is Poems by Pierre Reverdy

It’s exciting to see that the current issue of Poetry magazine (the first with new editor Don Share at the helm) features four poems by the great French poet Pierre Reverdy (1889-1960).  Closely tied to other “Cubist” poets like Guillaume Apollinaire and … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Berkson, Books, Frank O'Hara, French poetry, Influences on the NY School, John Ashbery, Pierre Reverdy, Translation | 1 Comment

Coming Soon: Ashbery’s Collected French Translations

Exciting news on the Ashbery front: a two-volume collection of Ashbery’s wide-ranging French translations will be published in 2014, edited by Rosanne Wasserman and Eugene Richie.  The first book will collect Ashbery’s wonderful poetry translations, including his celebrated renderings of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, French poetry, John Ashbery, Pierre Reverdy, Raymond Roussel, Translation