Category Archives: Theater / Plays

Hilton Als on John Ashbery’s Rimbaud

In the New Yorker, Hilton Als reviews a new production called “Rimbaud in New York,” which is based on John Ashbery’s translation of Arthur Rimbaud’s great collection of prose poems, Illuminations.  As Als explains: Working from Ashbery’s translation of Rimbaud, the Civilians, a … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur Rimbaud, French poetry, Influences on the NY School, John Ashbery, Theater / Plays, Translation

“Boiled Dinner” by Jennifer Moxley and the “Meta New York School Work”

A couple weeks ago, I discussed the new Ashbery feature in Jacket2 and mentioned that it features a piece called Boiled Dinner, a play by the poet Jennifer Moxley. Moxley’s play is a good example of what I like to think of … Continue reading

Posted in James Schuyler, Jennifer Moxley, John Ashbery, Marjorie Perloff, NY School Influence, Theater / Plays

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

Review of Kenneth Koch’s The Banquet, with a note on Koch and Beckett

My review of Kenneth Koch’s complete plays, The Banquet — “‘Here Is Freshness and the Shore’s Timeless Teeth’: The Plays of Kenneth Koch” — has just been published at the Los Angeles Review of Books.   Anyone familiar with Koch’s poetry … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Kenneth Koch, Samuel Beckett, Theater / Plays, Video

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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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