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At Hyperallergic, Jess Collins and Robert Duncan’s World Illustrated February 13, 2014: In time for the NYU Grey Art Gallery's An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle, Christopher Lyon takes a close look at Jess Collins and Robert Duncan's magical universe. In 1952, intrepid detective Tricky Cad climbed (anagramatically) out of the letters Dick Tracy to inhabit frames of Chester Gould’s popular comic [...] by

Jane Freilicher & the New York School: Paper, Canvas, and Celluloid February 6, 2014: [caption id="attachment_80889" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo credit: Oscar Arriola[/caption] The poets are often consummate art lovers—both in their work and in their friendships. This time last year we highlighted the affinity between Joan Mitchell and writers such as James Schuyler, Frank O’Hara, Bill Berkson, and John Yau. This [...] by

Guggenheim Posts 1973 Interview With John Ashbery & Reading of ‘Soonest Mended’ January 31, 2014: Findings, The Guggenheim Museum blog where "staff members share surprising finds from the museum’s vast trove of records," has posted an interview with John Ashbery from 1973, conducted as part of a reading series organized by the Academy of American Poets and held at the Guggenheim from the mid 1960s through 1980. Ashbery read in the [...] by

Communicating Obscurely: John Ashbery Unpacks ‘These Lacustrine Cities’ at PennSound November 25, 2013: Ever wonder what was going on in John Ashbery's "These Lacustrine Cities"? Well, straight from God's lips to your ear, you can find out! Al Filreis presents PennSound podcast #18 which features John Ashbery reading the poem and following it up with a close reading/explication. A rare occurrence indeed! From Al's intro: Rare it is that [...] by

New Take on The Tennis Court Oath From Jasper Bernes: Less Surrealistic Play, More Work November 14, 2013: [caption id="attachment_76652" align="alignright" width="500"] Jasper Bernes, photo by Andrew Kenower.[/caption] Andrew Epstein at Locus Solus points out a new essay from Jasper Bernes about John Ashbery's "free indirect labor" in the journal Modern Language Quarterly (alas, sub req.): Bernes argues that Ashbery’s early work — [...] by

Onion Says: ‘No Nobel for You, John Ashbery!’ October 10, 2013: Ha, ha, ha, ha!! We're catching our breath here, ha ha! The Onion must have been wire-tapping Fort Harriet when they came up with this ditty. Yesterday they reported "Fucking Pathetic John Ashbery Actually Thinks He Has Shot At Nobel Prize In Literature This Year," writing, "Unbelievably pitiful American poet John Ashbery is seriously [...] by

Howard, Durand, and Colby Read *This Saturday* for ‘John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things’ September 25, 2013: This Saturday, 4 PM at Loretta Howard Gallery (NYC) Maureen Howard, Marcella Durand, and Todd Colby celebrate the gallery's newest exhibit "John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things" with most-welcome poetic and prosaic festivities. "John Ashbery Collects" opened on September 12th at Loretta Howard Gallery: co-curated by poets Emily Skillings [...] by

A Collection of Ashbery French Translations Forthcoming From FSG?! Oui! August 28, 2013: From Locus Solus we learned that a new collection of John Ashbery's translations from French, is forthcoming from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux. Fans of Ashbery may be well-versed in his adoration of French language and culture. However, for newcomers—this collection looks like a great starting point. Exciting news on the Ashbery front: a [...] by

Angst For Hire August 16, 2013: The Atlantic recently posted an article noting a Craigslist ad from an enterprising poet, Aaron Belz, that read: "Poet available to begin work immediately. Capable in rhyme and meter, fluent in traditional and contemporary forms. Quotidian observations available at standard rate of $15/hour; occasional verse at slightly higher rate of [...] by

Mountainous: Kent Johnson’s ‘Into the Heat-Forged Air’ July 10, 2013: At the New York School Poets blog: Andrew Epstein responds to David Gorin's essay at the Boston Review on Dana Ward with a follow-up note that Kent Johnson also had a take on Ashbery's "Into the Dusk-Charged Air": Here’s another interesting example of the afterlife of that particular poem that might be of interest: Kent Johnson‘s [...] by