You can view videos of many of our events below, or on our YouTube channel.
INAUGURAL POETRY READING (October 2021)
Inaugural Poetry Reading (Saturday 9th October 2021), with Anne Waldman, Maureen Owen, Alice Notley, Elinor Nauen, Patricia Spears Jones, and Eileen Myles. You can watch/listen to the recording of the event here or by clicking on the image above.
INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW EPSTEIN
"the poetry never stops being fascinating": Interview with Andrew Epstein (Wednesday 13th October 2021). In the first of our series of informal interviews with New York School scholars and poets, Andrew Epstein, Professor in the English Department at Florida State University and author of Beautiful Enemies, Attention Equals Life, and the entertaining and informative blog Locus Solus, explores the origins of his career in relation to the New York School, and reflects on the linguistic and philosophic energy of New York School writing, on working with Kenneth Koch, on coterie scholarship and acts of critical friendship, on new and forthcoming work (featuring David Berman and Wallace Stevens among others), on teaching New York School writing, and much more. You can watch/listen to the interview here or by clicking on the image above (interview by Rona Cran and Yasmine Shamma).
INTERVIEW WITH MAE LOSASSO
Poetry, Architecture, and the New York School: Interview with Mae Losasso (Tuesday 7th December 2021). In the second in our series of afternoon chats with New York School enthusiasts, experts, poets, writers, and artists, Mae Losasso, a Brighton-based writer and academic, joins us for a discussion about the spaces and structures of New York School writing, the shared languages of poetry and architecture, learning and teaching the New York School, and inspirational work by other writers. You can watch/listen to the interview here or by clicking on the image above (interview by Rona Cran and Yasmine Shamma).
INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN GLAVEY
Queer subjectivities, niceness (and meanness), and the poetics of oversharing: Interview with Brian Glavey (Tuesday 1st February 2022). Brian Glavey, author of The Wallflower Avant-Garde and several great essays on O'Hara, Brainard, and others, and at work on a new book called The Poetics of Oversharing, joins us from South Carolina to talk about performative niceness; whiteness and the New York School; styles and subjects; shifting conceptions of queerness, confession, and what it means to relate, to share, and to overshare. You can watch the interview by clicking here, or by clicking on the image above. (Interview by Rona Cran and Yasmine Shamma).
INTERVIEW WITH MANDANA CHAFFA
A poetics of fun and conversation: Interview with Mandana Chaffa (Tuesday 29th March 2022). Mandana Chaffa is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nowruz Journal, a periodical of Persian arts and letters, and an Editor at Chicago Review of Books; she also serves on the boards of the National Book Critics Circle and The Flow Chart Foundation. She joined us from New York City for a conversation about New York(s), conversation and collaboration, playfulness and enthusiasm, delight and difficulty, and poems in public spaces. You can watch the interview by clicking here, or by clicking on the image above. (Interview by Rona Cran).
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE NEW YORK SCHOOL: SYMPOSIUM AND POETRY READING,
Our Paris symposium and poetry reading was a festival of listening and conversation, gently themed 'what we talk about when we talk about the New York School'. You can find the programme of speakers and poets (including titles of talks, abstracts, and speaker bios) here. There is also a Twitter thread that unfolded during the day on our account (@NYSSNetwork). You can find videos of the talks and readings given at this event here (please note that videos are still being uploaded - bear with us as we do this...).