Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

New York School Collaborations

The Color of Vowels

Editors: Silverberg, M. (Ed.)

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Ranging from conceptual theater to visual poetry the New York School explored the possibilities of collaboration like no other group of American poets. New York School Collaborations gathers essays from a diverse group of scholars on the alliances and artistic co-productions of New York School poets, painters, musicians, and film-makers.

About the authors

Ben Hickman, University of Kent, UK Terence Diggory, Skidmore College, USA Susan Rosenbaum, University of Georgia, USA Ellen Levy, Pratt Institute, USA Kimberly Lamm, Duke University, USA Jenni Quilter, New York University, USA Monika Gehlawat, University of Southern Mississippi, USA Ryan Dohoney, University of Kansas, USA Flore Chevaillier, Central State University, USA Erica Kaufman, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA

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"Starting with the pioneering first editions put out by the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in the early 1950s, New York School poets and artists have been notable for their avant-garde collaboration and aesthetic cross-pollination. Surveying the plays, films, musical scores, poem-paintings, comic poems, and co-written books issued during the New York School heyday, Silverberg's wide-ranging essay collection exposes the risks, rivalries, and erotics that propelled talented writers and artists to explore exciting heights beyond the reach of lyric subjectivity." - Timothy Gray, Professor of English, College of Staten Island, CUNY, USA

"This well-conceived collection brings overdue attention to an often-mentioned but under-examined feature of the New York School of poetry: the practice of collaboration, both between poets and across art-forms. Exploring a set of diverse and fresh examples, these wide-ranging, insightful essays approach collaboration from an exciting array of angles: they chart its roots in the historical avant-garde, analyze its challenge to individual genius and examine its strange brew of competition and camaraderie, discuss its role in community-formation, consider its erotic dimensions, and contrast male collaborations with works jointly produced by women. This valuable anthology demonstrates that the New York School collaboration is no mere coterie game or historical footnote: it is a ground-breaking and influential aesthetic phenomenon that forces us to rethink the nature of authorship, creativity, and the dialogue between the arts in twentieth-century American literature and culture." - Andrew Epstein, Associate Professor of English, Florida State University, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Silverberg, Mark

    Pages 1-16

  • “Our Program Is the Absence of Any Program”: The New York School Reading the Past

    Hickman, Ben

    Pages 17-33

  • Ballet, Basketball, and the Erotics of New York School Collaboration

    Diggory, Terence

    Pages 35-57

  • “Permeation, Ventilation, Occlusion”: Reading John Ashbery and Joe Brainard’s

    Rosenbaum, Susan

    Pages 59-89

  • Slippery Subjects: Thoughts on the Occasion of Ashbery and Koch’s “Death Paints a Picture”

    Levy, Ellen

    Pages 91-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New York School Collaborations
Book Subtitle
The Color of Vowels
Editors
  • M. Silverberg
Series Title
Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28057-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137280572
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28056-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 268
Topics