Category Archives: William Carlos Williams

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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“A Frank O’Hara Notebook” by Bill Berkson

When the poet and art critic Bill Berkson passed away in 2016, he left behind a notebook full of fragments and notes about his close and decisive friendship with Frank O’Hara.  Apparently, he had been planning for many years to … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday to Midwinter Day (by Bernadette Mayer)

“I had an idea to write a book that would … prove the day like the dream has everything in it.” — Bernadette Mayer, Midwinter Day Today marks the 40th anniversary of an important moment in twentieth-century poetry — the … Continue reading

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Roundup of Recent “New York School of Poetry” News and Links (5/16/18)

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). – They Knew What They Wanted, the gorgeous new collection of John Ashbery’s collages … Continue reading

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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

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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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“This is Just To Say,” Twitter, and Kenneth Koch’s WCW Parody

  The website Jezebel, of all places, recently posted an interesting item about the afterlife of William Carlos Williams’s famous poem “This is Just to Say” — especially as it has been reworked and spoofed on Twitter in recent years. The … Continue reading

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