Posts Tagged: New York School

Frank O’Hara Celebrates Dancing at a Gay Bar

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
In the midst of all the horror and great sadness about the tragedy that occurred in Orlando last night at the gay bar Pulse, I keep thinking of a poem Frank O’Hara…

Frank O’Hara Celebrates Dancing at a Gay Bar

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
In the midst of all the horror and great sadness about the tragedy that occurred in Orlando last night at the gay bar Pulse, I keep thinking of a poem Frank O’Hara…

Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014) and the New York School

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
Sad news spread through the poetry world  yesterday that the great Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun has passed away at the age of 73. Playful, irreverent, and exuberant, Šalamun’s poetry was…

Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014) and the New York School

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
Sad news spread through the poetry world  yesterday that the great Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun has passed away at the age of 73. Playful, irreverent, and exuberant, Šalamun’s poetry was…

New York in Hattiesburg: Notes from the 2014 Moorman Symposium

The last event of the 2014 Moorman Symposium is still ahead of us (a 7pm reading) but I wanted to jot down some of my impressions for you anyway, before the end-of-semester madness takes over again and I forget. Meeting

New York in Hattiesburg: Notes from the 2014 Moorman Symposium

The last event of the 2014 Moorman Symposium is still ahead of us (a 7pm reading) but I wanted to jot down some of my impressions for you anyway, before the end-of-semester madness takes over again and I forget. Meeting

New York School Poetry and The South: 2014 Moorman Symposium

I know I’m not the only one here who’s excited for this year’s Moorman Symposium. This Friday and Saturday, USM’s College of Arts & Letters will be hosting five visiting poets: Billy Collins, David Lehman, Barbara Hamby, Denise Duhamel and

New York School Poetry and The South: 2014 Moorman Symposium

I know I’m not the only one here who’s excited for this year’s Moorman Symposium. This Friday and Saturday, USM’s College of Arts & Letters will be hosting five visiting poets: Billy Collins, David Lehman, Barbara Hamby, Denise Duhamel and

Blowout (Denise Duhamel)

In workshop we’ve been talking about manuscript titles (and how to choose one), and I think Denise Duhamel’s Blowout is well-titled. This is a blowout: The uncontrolled release of a substance (like crude oil — or, in this case, powerful

Blowout (Denise Duhamel)

In workshop we’ve been talking about manuscript titles (and how to choose one), and I think Denise Duhamel’s Blowout is well-titled. This is a blowout: The uncontrolled release of a substance (like crude oil — or, in this case, powerful

Psychodynamic Electrohelmets Explain Everything: David Kirby’s Biscuit Joint

  I’ll be honest with you: I had no clue what a biscuit joint was, or that it was even a real thing. I thought, probably guided by the cover design, that it might be something like a malt shoppe,

Psychodynamic Electrohelmets Explain Everything: David Kirby’s Biscuit Joint

  I’ll be honest with you: I had no clue what a biscuit joint was, or that it was even a real thing. I thought, probably guided by the cover design, that it might be something like a malt shoppe,

Ava Gardner

A beautiful (adj.) knife, the mind: Barbara Hamby

The ante-penultimate poet on our reading list is Barbara Hamby. Married to fellow poet David Kirby, Hamby was born in New Orleans (just down the block from here, you could say) and raised in Hawaii. I thoroughly enjoyed All Night

Ava Gardner

A beautiful (adj.) knife, the mind: Barbara Hamby

The ante-penultimate poet on our reading list is Barbara Hamby. Married to fellow poet David Kirby, Hamby was born in New Orleans (just down the block from here, you could say) and raised in Hawaii. I thoroughly enjoyed All Night

Birds in the Trees, Toast in the Toaster: Billy Collins’ “Aimless Love”

The poem “Monday” begins like this: “The birds are in their trees, / the toast is in the toaster, / and the poets are at their windows” (47). The idea of the work of a poet, if not the poet

Birds in the Trees, Toast in the Toaster: Billy Collins’ “Aimless Love”

The poem “Monday” begins like this: “The birds are in their trees, / the toast is in the toaster, / and the poets are at their windows” (47). The idea of the work of a poet, if not the poet

Boy with Red Hair: David Lehman’s New and Selected Poems

David Lehman wears hats. Several. Metaphorically and literally. I’ve already mentioned David Lehman’s Last Avant-Garde (his book about the New York School poets) a few times in my posts on Ashbery, Koch, O’Hara and Schuyler, and you may have come across

Boy with Red Hair: David Lehman’s New and Selected Poems

David Lehman wears hats. Several. Metaphorically and literally. I’ve already mentioned David Lehman’s Last Avant-Garde (his book about the New York School poets) a few times in my posts on Ashbery, Koch, O’Hara and Schuyler, and you may have come across

All Things Are Real: James Schuyler’s “Collected Poems”

Reading through Schuyler’s Collected Poems feels like reading through a diary or through a stack of personal letters, kept neatly in order. When roses are described as being full of buds in one poem, the next or one soon after will

All Things Are Real: James Schuyler’s “Collected Poems”

Reading through Schuyler’s Collected Poems feels like reading through a diary or through a stack of personal letters, kept neatly in order. When roses are described as being full of buds in one poem, the next or one soon after will

Things as They Are: James Schuyler’s Unashamed Reality

The fourth major player in our survey of New York School poets is James Schuyler. He’s a bit of an odd one out: “Helen Vendler contends that notwithstanding ‘superficial resemblances in form,’ Schuyler is essentially different from the other New

Things as They Are: James Schuyler’s Unashamed Reality

The fourth major player in our survey of New York School poets is James Schuyler. He’s a bit of an odd one out: “Helen Vendler contends that notwithstanding ‘superficial resemblances in form,’ Schuyler is essentially different from the other New

Kenneth Koch: Is there No One who Feels like a Pair of Pants?

First off, Kenneth Koch’s last name is pronounced like this: [coke] Yep, he sounds just like the soda. And as David Lehman points out in his book on the New York School of Poets, The Last Avant-Garde, the parallels don’t stop there.

Kenneth Koch: Is there No One who Feels like a Pair of Pants?

First off, Kenneth Koch’s last name is pronounced like this: [coke] Yep, he sounds just like the soda. And as David Lehman points out in his book on the New York School of Poets, The Last Avant-Garde, the parallels don’t stop there.