Category Archives: Walt Whitman

Dining Out with Douglas Crase

The poet and critic Douglas Crase published his first book of poems, The Revisionist, in 1981, to rapturous reviews.  No less than Harold Bloom, that tireless canonizer, proclaimed that “Crase has every prospect of becoming one of the strong poets … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with Frank O’Hara (via Instagram)

The writer Sinead Stubbins has a charming article in the Guardian today about how she, like so many others, came to fall in love with the poetry of Frank O’Hara.  The piece also suggests the new, digital byways that lead people … Continue reading

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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

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John Ashbery Interview: Walden, Whitman, Proust, Obama, and School Lunch Menus

There’s a charming and pithy interview with John Ashbery in today’s New York Times Book Review (as an installment in their “By the Book” feature).  Among the highlights: we learn that Ashbery’s got Thomas DeQuincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater on … Continue reading

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