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Rest in Peace, John Perreault: 1937-2015 September 10, 2015: Art critic, artist, and poet, John Perreault, passed away this week at the age of 78. He started as a poet and painter but began writing art criticism after John Ashbery recommended him to Art News. [...] by

Jane Freilicher & the New York School: Paper, Canvas, and Celluloid February 6, 2014: 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, [...] by

Strictly Amateur January 7, 2014: [Editor’s Note: This “Open Door” piece is a response to Tyrone William’s post “Amateur Poets and the Academy,” posted on Harriet on October 21st, 2013.] When I was [...] by

Recommended Reading: Katherine Koch on Growing Up Among the New York School August 12, 2013: Katherine Koch–the daughter of New York School poet, Kenneth Koch–has published a moving portrait of her childhood among the New York School in the current issue (#102) of Hanging Loose. [...] by

Miscellany April 18, 2013: The problem with Koch’s books about teaching children to write poetry is that his method does not teach them to be poets. It teaches them to make what will look like poems to us—but like diddling [...] by

Code Unknown: John Ashbery April 3, 2013: In his workshop at the New School for Social Research, when I took it, in 1959, Kenneth Koch read and talked about John Ashbery’s work with his, Kenneth’s, customary sense of modern poetry as [...] by

To My Heart As I Go Along February 18, 2013: The space between our mouth and the people’s ears, or eyes, who receive what we make, that is holy ground. —Fred Rogers Poetry recently received a heartening email from artist and writer Paul [...] by

The Aesthetic Tensions in Kent Johnson’s A Question Mark Above the Sun December 10, 2012: Over at The New Republic is a review of Kent Johnson’s new book, A Question Mark Above the Sun (1st ed., Punch Press; 2nd ed., Starcherone Books) which aims to illuminate “the mystery [...] by

Happy Birthday, Kenneth Koch! February 28, 2012: Happy Birthday, Kenneth Koch! Koch would have been 87 today. We really like this interview between Koch and John Ashbery, republished by This Recording last January, and originally printed as a [...] by

Given Giving January 8, 2010: by