Category Archives: Video

New Video of James Schuyler’s Legendary Debut Reading in 1988

A rare video of James Schuyler reading his poems has just surfaced on YouTube, thanks to Raymond Foye, executor of Schuyler’s estate, who posted the video several days ago. [The YouTube clip has subsequently been taken down, but the video … Continue reading

Posted in Charles North, David Lehman, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Video | 1 Comment

A Conversation about “New York School Painters and Poets: Neon in Daylight”

Last week, the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog posted an item about a recent event held at the Joan Mitchell Foundation to mark Mitchell’s birthday and to celebrate the publication of New York School Painters and Poets: Neon in Daylight, a remarkable new book … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Carter Ratcliff, collaboration, Frank O'Hara, Larry Fagin, Ron Padgett, Video, Visual Art

Reading Ted Berrigan’s Poetry: Alice, Anselm, and Edmund

This is quite a treat for fans of the Berrigan/Notley family of poets: Don Yorty recently posted some footage of a reading that took place in 2011 at (the amazing) St. Marks Bookstore in New York to celebrate the publication of The Selected Poems of … Continue reading

Posted in Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Ted Berrigan, Video

Why I Am Not a “New York School Poet”: Ron Padgett edition

There is a long and hallowed tradition of poets associated with the New York School disparaging the idea of labels for movements and schools and disavowing their own connections to any entity known as the New York School. Even before the world … Continue reading

Posted in Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Larry Rivers, Ron Padgett, Video | 1 Comment

New Frank O’Hara Plaque Unveiled in New York

A few weeks ago, I posted a piece about the four New York apartments Frank O’Hara lived in.  I discussed the plaque that has long been above the front door of his apartment at 90 University Place, and a new plaque that the Greenwich Village … Continue reading

Posted in Edmund Berrigan, Event, Frank O'Hara, New York, Tony Towle, Video, Vincent Warren

Patti Smith: Horses “Evolved Organically From My First Poetry Reading”

Via the Poetry Project at St. Marks, I came across this brief video posted by the music site/magazine NME featuring Patti Smith, called “My First Gig: Desecrating a Church with Electric Guitar.”  Smith talks about her first performance “worthy of remembering,” which was … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Anne Waldman, Beats, Gerard Malanga, Lou Reed, Music, Patti Smith, Poetry Project at St. Marks, Video | 2 Comments

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