Category Archives: Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens and the New York School Poets

For a while now, I’ve been trying to make the case here and there that Wallace Stevens’s outsized influence on American avant-garde poetry — including on the poets of the New York School — has often been overlooked, to the … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Guest, Criticism, Frank O'Hara, Influences on the NY School, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Ted Berrigan, Wallace Stevens | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Aime Cesaire, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Book Review, Brian Glavey, Charles North, Criticism, Douglas Crase, Eileen Myles, Elizabeth BIshop, Interview, Jack Spicer, James Schuyler, Joe Brainard, John Ashbery, John Koethe, John Yau, Kenward Elmslie, Kevin Killian, Music, NY School Influence, Patti Smith, Peter Gizzi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Roundup, Ted Berrigan, Uncategorized, Visual Art, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams | 3 Comments

Frank Lima’s Ode to the New York School of Poets

The poet Frank Lima, who passed away in 2013, was an important yet undersung member of the New York School of poetry’s second generation.  Although he was close with Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch, David Shapiro, and many other poets of the first and … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Beats, David Shapiro, Frank Lima, Frank O'Hara, Guillaume Apollinaire, Joe LeSueur, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman | 1 Comment

Kenneth Koch on His Bad Teenage Poetry, His Influences, and Teaching Poetry to Children

In his groundbreaking books Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get that Red?, Kenneth Koch laid out a set of creative and inspiring ideas about teaching children how to write poetry that continue to serve as an invaluable resource for teachers and … Continue reading

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Robert Motherwell exhibit at the Guggenheim: Motherwell and Frank O’Hara

Last week, the NY Times reviewed a new show at the Guggenheim devoted to the work of Robert Motherwell, the Abstract-Expressionist painter and friend to Frank O’Hara and other New York poets.  The review, by Holland Cotter, refers to it … Continue reading

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“Letters of the New York School,” panel at the American Literature Association conference, Boston (May 25, 2013)

If you’re interested to see the kind of scholarly work being done on poets of the New York School lately, check out the panel that the “New York School Society” hosted at this year’s American Literature Association Conference in Boston … Continue reading

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