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Amiri Baraka’s Unique Friendship With Frank O’Hara January 29, 2014: At Locus Solus, Andrew Epstein has excerpted a great piece--especially for those interested in Frank O'Hara's vision of friendship and his own work--on the relationship between Amiri Baraka and O'Hara, part of a longer study from Epstein's book Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry. Epstein also penned a recent tribute to [...] 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

Locus Solus Serves Up Rare Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, and Amiri Baraka Footage November 7, 2013: We're grateful to Andrew Epstein for pointing us to this rare footage of a poetry reading featuring Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones), and Ray Bremser at the Living Theater in 1957. The footage arrived via the Allen Ginsberg Project and runs for three minutes, with Ginsberg's "Sunflower Sutra" dubbed over the [...] by

One More Reason to Visit the Guggenheim: Robert Motherwell + The New York School October 15, 2013: Yep, not only did Robert Motherwell hang out with Frank O'Hara, René d'Harnoncourt, and Nelson Rockefeller at the Museum of Modern Art (seen above)—he also played a seminal role in the formation of the New York School poets and painters. A new exhibition at the Guggenheim examines Motherwell's work from all sides. From Locus Solus-- [...] by

Now Open: ‘John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things’ September 13, 2013: Locus Solus tells it like it is: "There is a very interesting exhibit opening tomorrow in New York titled 'John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things.' The exhibit, which is curated by poets Adam Fitzgerald and Emily Skillings, will be shown at the Loretta Howard Gallery." More information from the release: Loretta Howard Gallery is [...] 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

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. There's a lot of excitement surrounding this essay, as it is Katherine's first foray into writing about her childhood: She is a painter. However, Katherine [...] by

Grace to be Born and Live as Variously As Possible: Elegies for O’Hara July 30, 2013: It's been forty-seven years since Frank O'Hara died and we're still sad about it. Who knows if he would have even been alive now: he would be eighty-seven. What would he have to say about everything that has happened since his death in 1966? To mark O'Hara's untimely death and to celebrate his memory, Andrew Epstein has compiled elegies [...] by