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The New York Poets : An Anthology

By (author) John Ashbery , By (author) Frank O'Hara , By (author) Kenneth Koch , By (author) James Schuyler , Edited by Mark Ford , Edited by Trevor Winkfield

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For the first time, "The New York Poets" gathers in a single volume the best work of four extraordinary poets: Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler. By the early 1950s all four were settled in Manhattan, collaborating, competing and encouraging each other's radical experiments with language and form. Much of their work reflects their participation in the creative energies of the New York art scene, 'the floods of paint', to quote James Schuyler, 'in whose crashing surf we all scramble'. Believing that anything could be material for a poem, they transformed American poetry with their irreverent wit and daring. Mark Ford's anthology is an essential introduction to four poets whose work has influenced poetry around the world. It includes detailed background information and a substantial bibliography.

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 152.4 x 213.4 x 20.3mm | 317.52g
  • 25 Mar 2004
  • Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Manchester
  • 1857547349
  • 9781857547344
  • 238,407

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MARK FORD was born in 1962. His publications include two collections of poetry, Landlocked (Chatto, 1992, 1998) and Soft Sift (Faber, 2001); a critical biography of Raymond Roussel; a substantial interview with John Ashbery (Between the Lines, 2003) and a selection of the poems of Frank O'Hara for Carcanet ('Why I Am Not a Painter' and other poems). He contributes to the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books. He teaches at University College London. TREVOR WINKFIELD was born in Leeds in 1944. He exhibits his paintings at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, and has recently published a collaboration with the poet Kenward Elmslie, Snippets. He is the editor and translator of Raymond Roussel's How I Wrote Certain of My Books and Other Writings (Exact Change).

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