Category Archives: Ted Berrigan

Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014) and the New York School

Sad news spread through the poetry world  yesterday that the great Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun has passed away at the age of 73. Playful, irreverent, and exuberant, Šalamun’s poetry was deeply influenced by Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Ted Berrigan, and other … Continue reading

Posted in Bob Perelman, Frank O'Hara, In Memoriam, John Ashbery, NY School Influence, Ted Berrigan, Tomaz Šalamun | 1 Comment

New Book on New York School Painters and Poets: Vogue’s “Exclusive Look”

      Next week, the publisher Rizzoli will be releasing a terrific-sounding, major new book devoted to the New York School painters and poets — their shared aesthetic, their myriad collaborations, their boozing and chatting at the Cedar Tavern.  Titled New York … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Books, collaboration, Edwin Denby, Fairfield Porter, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Jasper Johns, Joan Mitchell, Joe Brainard, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Ron Padgett, Rudy Burkhardt, Ted Berrigan, Visual Art, Willem de Kooning | 1 Comment

Nick Sturm on “Memorial Day,” by Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman

For your Memorial Day reading pleasure, check out this great, informative post by the poet Nick Sturm (who is also, fortunately, one of my grad students). Sturm writes about “Memorial Day,” the long, collaborative poem written by Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman.  Almost … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Waldman, collaboration, Frank O'Hara, Poems, Poetry Project at St. Marks, Ted Berrigan, Video

Roberto Bolaño and the Role of the Poet

A piece of mine about the writer Roberto Bolaño and poetry was published the other day on the Oxford University Press blog, OUPblog. Bolaño is of course best-known as the author of sprawling, ambitious novels like The Savage Detectives and … Continue reading

Posted in Diane Di Prima, Frank O'Hara, NY School Influence, Roberto Bolaño, Ted Berrigan | 1 Comment

Pentametron 2013: “A Virtual Ted Berrigan for the Masses”

In case you aren’t completely sick of year-end “best of” lists, here’s one more.  For his entry on a “Best of the Internet 2013” list on the website The Bygone Bureau, Nick Moran chooses Pentametron 2013, a rather fun and … Continue reading

Posted in Ted Berrigan

Lynn Emanuel Takes a Lunch Break with Ted Berrigan

A couple of days ago, Poetry Daily posted a neat poem by Lynn Emanuel from the current issue of the Boston Review entitled “Lunch Break with Ted Berrigan and Neighbor’s House on Fire.”  It is, fittingly, a sonnet, one that appropriates … Continue reading

Posted in NY School Influence, Poems, Ted Berrigan

Andrei Codrescu’s New and Selected Poems, reviewed by Marjorie Perloff

The Los Angeles Review of Books has put up a special feature on Andrei Codrescu, which includes an interview, a sampling of poems, and a sharp review of his career-spanning new book, So Recently Rent a World : New and Selected Poems: 1968-2012, by Marjorie … Continue reading

Posted in Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, Book Review, Books, Marjorie Perloff, Poems, Ron Padgett, Ted Berrigan

Alex Katz and the New York School of poets

 Last week, the New York Times reviewed a retrospective of the works of the painter Alex Katz.  Drawn from the collection of the Whitney Museum, the show is currently on exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Long Island, … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Art Exhibit, Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, Ted Berrigan, Visual Art

The Day Frank Died: Elegies for Frank O’Hara

Yesterday marked the 47th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s tragic death at the age of 40 on July 25, 1966.  To mark the occasion, the New Republic posted a brief tribute to O’Hara that features two (very different) poems that were … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, David Shapiro, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Marjorie Perloff, Poems, Ted Berrigan | 1 Comment

Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman reading “Memorial Day,” c. 1973

This rare video of Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman reading their long collaborative poem “Memorial Day” in 1973 was just published yesterday on the Smithsonian’s youtube channel (perhaps in honor of the holiday just passed).  It’s great to have it … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Waldman, collaboration, Ted Berrigan, Video