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The Winter of Our Disco Tent April 18, 2014: “...the terrible and noteworthy irony...”—H.H. Bancroft. New York City during the war years was, unless you were eating sushi with the Simics, a dark and horrible place. It was as if someone had loaded a leaf blower with copy toner and gone postal. Some of it got onto the 9-pound models’ eyes and they didn’t even blink. The [...] by

cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] 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

I Love Poets: An Interview with Chris Kraus July 23, 2013: After an introduction, what follows is the beginning of an email exchange I am currently conducting with Chris Kraus. More will follow in the coming days. I Love Dick (Semiotext(e), 1997), Chris Kraus’s epistolary first novel, begins with this entry, dated December 3, 1994: Chris Kraus, a 39 year old experimental filmmaker and Sylvere [...] by

Smithsonian’s Got Video of Anne Waldman & Ted Berrigan Reading ‘Memorial Day’ June 1, 2013: First there was the newfound audio--but now we can see! The Smithsonian's YouTube channel has just posted Anne Waldman and Ted Berrigan reading from their collaborative poem "Memorial Day." More info: This reading of Waldman and Berrigan's poem "Memorial Day" was performed as part of a reading series at 98 Greene Street Loft curated by [...] by

Happy Birthday, Ted Berrigan November 15, 2012: Guillaume Apollinaire is dead, but it's Ted Berrigan's birthday! The sonneteer would have been 78 today. But he was much more than a sonneteer. In honor of the poet, let's point you to Berrigan's UbuWeb Sound page, which includes a full reading of The Sonnets and, among much else, the infamous tearjerker, "Red Shift," courtesy of PennSound, by [...] by

No Longer Shrouded in Legend: Granary Books Republishes Bean Spasms May 29, 2012: So it turns out Ted Berrigan was exceedingly good with these landmark collaborations. Did you know that the highly desired Bean Spasms is back in print? "Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard and Ron Padgett's BEAN SPASMS is the defining publication of the 1960s literary/Pop scene in New York. Originally published in 1967 by Kulchur Press in an edition [...] by

Long-Lost Recording of Anne Waldman & Ted Berrigan’s Landmark Collab ‘Memorial Day’ Is Found in Robert Creeley Tape Collection May 29, 2012: We don't want you to miss this one, even if we're a day past Memorial Day. Michael Hennessy of PennSound unveiled, yesterday, "a long lost recording of Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman’s 'Memorial Day' from a May 5, 1971 reading at the Saint Mark’s Poetry Project." There's a fascinating history to this recording too--it was found amidst [...] by

A note on San Francisco Blues April 18, 2012:   Over the course of his 1968 interview with Ted Berrigan for The Paris Review, Jack Kerouac is asked, “Why must the method for writing poetry differ from that of prose?” Kerouac responds, “As for my regular English verse, I knocked it out fast like the prose, using, get this, the size of the notebook page for the form and length [...] by