Category Archives: William S. Burroughs

Harry Mathews (1930-2017) and the New York School of Poets

Very sad news for lovers of the New York School and contemporary literature: the novelist and poet Harry Mathews passed away this week at the age of 86.  Mathews is best-known as an experimental fiction writer who was one of … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Guest, French poetry, Harry Mathews, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Locus Solus, Raymond Roussel, Uncategorized, William S. Burroughs | Leave a comment

Wynn Chamberlain (1927-2014), Painter of “Poets Dressed and Undressed”

The painter Wynn Chamberlain recently passed away at the age of 87, the New York Times reported on Sunday.  Friendly with Frank O’Hara and other poets of the New York School, a fixture in the Andy Warhol orbit, Chamberlain achieved notoriety in the mid-1960s for his series … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Beats, Bill Berkson, Frank Lima, Joe Brainard, Joe LeSueur, Taylor Mead, Tony Towle, Visual Art, Willem de Kooning, William S. Burroughs, Wynn Chamberlain | 1 Comment

Roundup of Recent Links (2/24/14)

Here is another gathering of some recent news, links, and announcements that might be of interest: Ron Padgett’s Collected Poems has been named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, along with four other finalists, Joshua Beckman, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Elizabeth Robinson, … Continue reading

Posted in Art Exhibit, Book Review, John Ashbery, John Cage, Kenneth Koch, Mark Ford, Michael Benedikt, Reviews, Ron Padgett, Rudy Burkhardt, Visual Art, William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs to Frank O’Hara: Drop Dead

William S. Burroughs was born one hundred years ago today.  In honor of his centennial, there has been a great deal of activity in Burroughs-land, including a series of events in various cities, with a big centenary conference getting underway … Continue reading

Posted in Beats, Frank O'Hara, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs