Category Archives: Reviews

Rudy Burckhardt, “The Poet’s Artist”

“Rarer than the artist’s artist is the poet’s artist, and Rudy Burckhardt was one,” Holland Cotter writes in a review in the New York Times today of the new retrospective of Burckhardt’s work showing at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery (which … Continue reading

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June’s Poetry Magazine: Harry Mathews, Ron Padgett, and a Hint of Frank O’Hara

Poetry magazine, given a jolt of energy under new editor Don Share, continues to display an exciting eclecticism and openness to multiple traditions, including an ongoing special interest in the poetry of the New York School (a development I posted about here). … Continue reading

Posted in Bernadette Mayer, Bill Berkson, Frank O'Hara, Grace Hartigan, Harry Mathews, John Ashbery, John Cage, Journals, Locus Solus, NY School Influence, Podcast, Poems, Reviews, Ron Padgett | 1 Comment

Frank O’Hara as Pac-Man, Ingesting the World

In the current New Yorker, there’s an excellent review by Dan Chiasson of two recent books by Rachel Zucker that connects her work to, among other poets, Frank O’Hara. (I recently posted about Zucker and the influence of Alice Notley, who Chiasson also mentions). … Continue reading

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Roundup of Recent Links (2/24/14)

Here is another gathering of some recent news, links, and announcements that might be of interest: Ron Padgett’s Collected Poems has been named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, along with four other finalists, Joshua Beckman, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Elizabeth Robinson, … Continue reading

Posted in Art Exhibit, Book Review, John Ashbery, John Cage, Kenneth Koch, Mark Ford, Michael Benedikt, Reviews, Ron Padgett, Roundup, Rudy Burkhardt, Visual Art, William S. Burroughs | 1 Comment

Roundup of Recent Links (1/22/14)

There is much more going on out there in poetry-land than I can adequately keep up with on this humble blog, so I thought I would periodically gather together some recent links that might be of interest and post them … Continue reading

Posted in Alice Notley, Frank O'Hara, Interview, John Ashbery, John Yau, Kenneth Koch, Reviews, Ron Padgett, Roundup | 1 Comment

The New York School and the new Poetry magazine: Freilicher, Ashbery, Mlinko on Koch, and more

In case you had any doubt that Don Share, the new editor of Poetry magazine, might take the magazine in some exciting new directions, or that he has a special interest in and deep knowledge of the poets (and painters) … Continue reading

Posted in Art Exhibit, Jane Freilicher, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Reviews, Theater / Plays, Visual Art | 1 Comment

New York Times review of “John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things”

Another review of the Ashbery show at the Loretta Howard Gallery that I posted about the other day, this one in today’s New York Times.  In his review, Holland Cotter stresses an aspect of the show that I haven’t seen much … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Art Exhibit, Fairfield Porter, Henry Darger, Joan Mitchell, John Ashbery, Joseph Cornell, Reviews, Willem de Kooning | Leave a comment

Standing Inside One of Ashbery’s Poems: Reviews of “John Ashbery Collects”

A follow-up to my earlier post about John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things, the exhibition that is currently showing at the Loretta Howard Gallery in New York: there have been several interesting reviews of the show, including a sharp and insightful piece … Continue reading

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Michael Robbins’ Review of The Banquet, by Kenneth Koch

In The New York Observer, Michael Robbins offers one of the first reviews of The Banquet, the new and complete collection of Kenneth Koch’s plays that was recently published by Coffee House Press.  Although he’s not crazy about the book’s design, to put it mildly … Continue reading

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The New York School’s Influence and the Case of Matthew Dickman

Nowadays, the New York School’s influence can be found all over contemporary poetry, for better or worse.  If you’re interested in the “worse” side of the argument, Tony Hoagland made that case a couple of years ago in a piece … Continue reading

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