This is just a short post to confirm details of our upcoming day of poetry in Brooklyn, titled These Little Oases, on Saturday 28th October, 12-8pm. Organized in collaboration with The Brooklyn Rail, the event takes place at their space in Sunset Park, 900 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232.
The day primarily consists of a series of short poetry readings, by Anne Waldman, Edmund Berrigan, Ayaz Muratoglu, Paolo Javier, Elinor Nauen, John Yau, Jordan Davis, John Godfrey, Rona Cran, Tilghman Goldsborough, Bob Rosenthal, Kay Gabriel, Anselm Berrigan, and Patricia Spears Jones. There will also be a roundtable discussion on 'the New York School now', featuring Andrew Epstein, Alexandra Gold, Libbie Rifkin, and Nick Sturm, chaired by Mandana Chaffa. We are very grateful to all of our participants - thank you in advance for sharing your work and your time with us.
These Little Oases is free, and everyone is welcome. Please register here. We will record as much of the day's proceedings as we can, and share those recordings in due course on our website and YouTube channel, for those of you who can't attend.
By way of a prelude to the event, on the evening of Friday 27th October, 7-8.30pm, we're delighted to present, via Torn Page, a performance of Try! Try! Twice! Directed by Tony Torn, Try! Try! Twice! stages two versions of Frank O'Hara's play, accounting for the 1951 version, inspired by O'Hara's friendships with Violet Lang and John Ashbery, and the 1953 rewrite, informed by his intimate relationship and artistic collaboration with Larry Rivers. This production presents both plays back-to-back with identical casts, navigating the tonal shift from 1951's surreal Sirk-ian melodrama to 1953's screwball sex comedy, much like Rock Hudson would navigate from the world of a film like Magnificent Obsession to that of Pillow Talk.
The performance features Lee Ann Brown, Emmitt Joe George, and Tony Torn. You can get tickets here. **Please note that this is an exclusive preview performance for attendees of the NY School Symposium event. Tickets are also available for the public performance on Sunday October 29th, here.**
We look forward to seeing some of you very soon!
Our New York symposium takes place later this month, on Saturday 28th October, 12-8pm, at The Brooklyn Rail, Sunset Park, 900 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232. There's more information (including the line-up and details of how to register) here. Everyone is very welcome, and the event is free. It will consist primarily of an array of short poetry readings, plus a round-table discussion.
On Wednesday 18th October, Patricia Spears Jones will launch her newest work, The Beloved Community, at the Poetry Project. Details and tickets here.
On Friday 20th October, Charles Bernstein will be reading, with a special introduction from Erica Hunt, at the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation, 87 Eldridge Street New York. More details and tickets here.
ModPo are hosting a Bernadette Mayer Memorial with Lee Ann Brown & others, hosted Laynie Browne, on October 25th: https://modpo.org/2018/09/04/modpo-2018-enroll-here-now/.
On 26th October, 4pm, join Artery Editions at Unnameable Books (615 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn) for the launch of Pente, A Book of Woe by John Wieners (a second edition of Ace of Pentacles). Michael Seth Stewart, Robert Dewhurst, Raymond Foye and Patricia Hope Scanlan will read in celebration. See the attached press release for more information and for the contact details of Artery Editions and Unnameable Books.
On the evening of Friday 27th October, the night before our symposium and by way of a prelude to it, there will be a performance of Frank O'Hara's Try! Try! at Torn Page in Chelsea (huge thanks to Tony Torn and Lee Ann Brown).
Also on Friday 27th October, Vincent Katz and Paul Vangelisti will be reading at Beyond Baroque in LA. Details and tickets here.
Dia, NYU, and the Poetry Project present Always More Roses: Schuyler at 100:
Andrew Epstein has written about these upcoming events at his blog, Locus Solus.
Mae Losasso's Poetry, Architecture, and the New York School: Something Like a Liveable Space is out later this month with Palgrave Macmillan. Mae will be talking online with The Flow Chart Foundation, in celebration of James Schuyler's centenary, about Schuyler's architectural and idiosyncratic use of parentheses, on Thursday November 9th, 5-6pm GMT (register and more details here).
If you missed The Flow Chart Foundation's 2023 Gathering event in Hudson, NY, you can now watch video of every presentation and performance here. Flow Chart is also currently running an auction of Ashbery Collage Collages, new, original works containing John Ashbery ephemera by artists including Polly Apfelbaum, Susan Bee, Star Black, Todd Colby, Brandon Downing, Julie Evans, Lucio Pozzi, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Ben Gocker, Elizabeth Hazan, Wayne Koestenbaum, Joyce Kozloff, Richard Kraft, Jeffrey Lependorf, Guy Maddin, Debra Pearlman, Archie Rand, Frank Tartaglione, and Stephen Westfall. Details and the auction link are here.
New York School of Poetry Networking Project: Elisabeth Joyce (Pennsylvania Western University) has received a fellowship hosted by the Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA) in Madrid to conduct a study on networks in the New York School of Poetry. To prepare for this work, she needs to create a dataset. She is hoping that it will include presses, magazines and sites/dates of readings. She is reaching out to this group to see if anyone has any dataset portions, such as information on one author or one press, that she can combine for a larger set of data. Among other things that she is doing to create it are: John Ashbery’s FlowChart Foundation has offered to provide their complete information on where all of Ashbery’s poems ever appeared; she has requested permission from PennSound’s website to use their information about dates and places of readings; and she plans to go to the Library of Congress to access the archival materials on the St. Mark's Poetry Project. Please let her know if you have any material that you are willing to offer and/or if you have suggestions for other sources. (Names of all persons who assist me with this data gathering will be included on any publications that result from this research.) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pejk Malinovski curated I Remember Joe Brainard, a BBC Radio 3 montage of memories of Joe Brainard's I Remember, featuring Ron Padgett, Ann Lauterbach, Keith McDermott, Michael Lally, Alice Notley, Nathan Kernan, Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, Paul Auster, as well as archival recordings of Joe himself. You can access it via this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001qvsj.
Martin Stannard has a new piece up at Stride Magazine.
Tyhe Cooper wrote about Anne Waldman’s Bard, Kinetic and New Weathers for The Brooklyn Rail.
John Yau wrote about Mario Schifano for Hyperallergic.
Anne Waldman wrote about John Giorno for Artforum. On October 28th and 29th she presents The Genius of Others at the John Giorno Foundation.
Houses and The Night Sky: The Art of Donna Dennis opens on Saturday, October 14th at Hudson Hall, the beautifully restored old Opera House in Hudson, New York. The exhibit will feature new and earlier work including drawings, sculpture, studies of past projects, studio ephemera, and selected writings. There will be a gallery talk at 2pm on Sunday November 19th. The work will be on view through November 26th.
Rona Cran's I Remember Kim, a poetic memoir about their sister, modeled on Brainard's I Remember, is out now with Verve Poetry Press.
I missed this when it came out, but in July Smoke Specs Press published A Time When Not Very Much Happened by Tetra Balestri, a fascinating account of Larry Fagin's last trip to Europe (Paris and Salzburg), at once a travel journal and a memoir of friendship.
Alice Notley will be giving the inaugural Poetry London Annual Lecture on October 11th, at Goldsmiths University in London. You can get tickets here.