Category Archives: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dining Out with Douglas Crase

The poet and critic Douglas Crase published his first book of poems, The Revisionist, in 1981, to rapturous reviews.  No less than Harold Bloom, that tireless canonizer, proclaimed that “Crase has every prospect of becoming one of the strong poets … Continue reading

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Roundup of Recent “New York School of Poetry” News and Links (4/2/18)

Here’s the latest roundup of recent links, new publications, and news related to the New York School of poets.  (For my most recent roundup, see here). — Jeremy Noel-Tod reviews Karin Roffman’s biography of John Ashbery’s early years and reflects … Continue reading

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James Schuyler’s “February”: “It’s a day like any other”

It’s February 28, and that means it’s a good day to read and think about one of my favorite James Schuyler poems, “February,” which takes place “on the day before March first.” I’ve decided to post an excerpt from my … Continue reading

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Remembering John Ashbery (1927-2017)

This past Sunday, September 3, brought the very sad news that John Ashbery had passed away at the age of 90.  Ashbery has long been regarded as the greatest and most influential living American poet, so it is not surprising … Continue reading

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“This is America calling”: John Ashbery’s “Pyrography” on the 4th of July

In 1976, the U.S. Department of the Interior commissioned John Ashbery to write a poem for a touring exhibition to commemorate the nation’s 200th birthday called “America 1976: A Bicentennial Exhibition.”  Not surprisingly, the resulting piece is one of Ashbery’s most … Continue reading

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