Poets and Critics Symposium 2017.3 : Kevin Killian, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Daniel Nicoletta, "Kevin Killian, 2012"
Daniel Nicoletta, “Kevin Killian, 2012”

The next Poets and Critics Symposium will be devoted to the work of Kevin Killian.

Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December.

Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges
9:45am-5pm, room 830 (8th floor of the Olympe de Gouges Building).

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Poetry reading with Kevin Killian
Monday 18 December, 7:30pm – venue to be confirmed

If you would like to attend the symposium and are not already in touch with us, please contact us and we will send you information, instructions about and directions to the symposium:


So far, we’ve tried to focus on the writer’s own (creative and critical) work on the first day of the P&C symposia and on broader issues of poetics and practice-based criticism with the writer on the second day. But there’s no specific preconceived program for the 2 days of the symposium: as the previous sessions of the program have shown, it seems important to let the conversation take its own course.

Please note that the morning session of the first day is devoted to preparing the conversation with Kevin Killian which will take place during the afternoon session and the second day. Kevin Killian will be joining the group at 2pm on Monday 18 December.

As usual, we intend to address all aspects of our guest’s work as poet, prose-writer, critic, translator and editor. Please feel free to make suggestions as to particular books that you would like to discuss during the symposium.

Our Monday afternoon session with Kevin Killian should end by 6 pm, which will leave ample time for everybody to get to the poetry reading.

SCHEDULE SUMMARY

–          Monday 18 December morning session 9:30am-12pm: all participants are invited to a preliminary session to prepare for our afternoon discussion with Kevin Killian. This first session will be the occasion for all participants to touch base and mention some aspects of Kevin’s work that they would like to discuss.

–          Monday 18 December 2-5:30 pm: Kevin Killian will be joining us for our afternoon session and discussion.  The first afternoon session is traditionally devoted to discussing the invited poet’s work and its context.

–          Monday 18 December 7:30 pm: Poetry reading. Venue tbc.

–          Tuesday 19 December 9:30 am – 5:30 pm: second day of the symposium. On the second day, besides our guest’s poetry, we sometimes discuss her / his engagement with other forms of writing and alternative modes of criticism. In the past, we have also done close readings of poems. These are just possibilities. The conversation often suggests its own course and topics.

–          Tuesday 19 December 7:30 pm: End of symposium dinner.

BIO

Kevin Killian, one of the original “New Narrative” writers, has written three novels, Shy (1989), Arctic Summer (1997), and Spreadeagle (2012), a book of memoirs called Bedrooms Have Windows (1990), and three books of stories, Little Men (1996), I Cry Like a Baby (2001), and Impossible Princess (2009).  He has also written four books of poetry, Argento Series (2001), Action Kylie (2008), Tweaky Village (2014) and Tony Greene Era (2017). Killian has written often on the life and work of the American poet Jack Spicer [1925-65] and with Peter Gizzi has edited My Vocabulary Did This To Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008)—which won the American Book Award—for Wesleyan University Press.  Wesleyan also brought out Killian and Lewis Ellingham’s acclaimed biography Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance in 1998.

His work has been widely anthologized and has appeared in, among others, Best American Poetry (ed. John Ashbery), Men on Men (ed. Geo. Stambolian), Discontents (ed. Dennis Cooper) and Wrestling with the Angel (ed. Brian Bouldrey).  See Chapter 5, “Scandalous Narratives,” and afterword, “In Conclusions,” of Earl Jackson, Jr’s Strategies of Deviance: Studies in Gay Male Representation (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995), for extended consideration of KK’s work (pp. 179-266).

For the San Francisco Poets Theater Killian has written forty-five plays, including Stone Marmalade (1996, with Leslie Scalapino), The American Objectivists (2001), with Brian Kim Stefans), and Often (also 2001, with Barbara Guest).  Recent projects include a collaboration with artist D-L Alvarez (The Visitor Owl, a hybrid film/live action performance staged at SFMOMA last summer); Nude, a book with poems by Killian and images by artist Ugo Rondinone; and Tagged: Variations on a Theme, introduction by Rob Halpern, Killian’s nude photographs of poets, artists, and writers.

Many know him for his work with Small Press Traffic, the nonprofit artist run poetry recital space in San Francisco and, in recent years, another poetry reading series held at Alley Cat Books, in San Fracisco’s Mission District.  With his wife, writer Dodie Bellamy, Killian has edited the mammoth anthology Writers Who Love too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997, from Nightboat Books (2017).

 

 

Poets & Critics 2017.3: Kevin Killian’s Bibliography

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Books

Kevin Killian Reader (ed. Andrew Durbin) (Los Angeles: Semiotexte), forthcoming Spring 2018.

Triangles in the Sand (memoir) (New York: Badlands Unlimited), forthcoming 2018.

Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997 (edited by KK and Dodie Bellamy) (New York: Nightboat Editions), 2017.

Tony Greene Era (poetry) (New York, Wonder Books), May 2017.

Selected Amazon Reviews, Volume Three edited by Dia Felix (Laramie, Wyoming: Essay Press), 2017.

Eyewitness: From Black Mountain to White Rabbit, by Carolyn Dunn as told to Kevin Killian (New York: Granary Books), September 2015,

Tweaky Village (poetry) (New York, Wonder Books), May 2014.

“The Story of a Stolen Kiss” (short fiction) (New York: Summer Crush), 2013

Tagged: Variations on a Theme, color photographs of nude artists and poets edited by Darin Klein, with an introductiion by Rob Halpern, (San Diego: Gravity & Trajectory Press), 2013

Selected Amazon Reviews, Volume Two edited by Jason Morris (San Francisco: Push Press) 2011.

The Kenning Anthology of American Poets Theater 1945-1985 (edited by KK and David Brazil) (Chicago: Kenning Editions), January 2010

Impossible Princess (short fiction) (City Lights Books), November 2009.

My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (edited by Peter Gizzi and KK) (Wesleyan University Press), December 2008

Action Kylie (New York, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni), September 2008.

Wow Wow Wow Wow (poetry), New York, Belladonna, April 2008.

Selected Amazon Reviews, edited by Brent Cunningham (Oakland, CA: Hooke Press), 2006.

Island of Lost Souls (Vancouver: Nomados), 2003..

I Cry Like a Baby (New York: Painted Leaf Books), 2001.

Often (with Barbara Guest) (Buffalo: Kenning), 2001.

Argento Series (San Francisco: Krupskaya Press), 2001.

Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance, with Lewis Ellingham (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press), 1998.

Argento Series (Buffalo, NY: Meow Press), 1997.

Arctic Summer (New York: Hard Candy), 1997.

Little Men (West Stockbridge, MA: Hard Press), 1996.

Stone Marmalade, with Leslie Scalapino (Philadelphia: Singing Horse Press), 1996.

Santa (Buffalo, NY: Leave Books), 1995.

Bedrooms Have Windows (New York: Amethyst Press), 1989.

Shy (Freedom, CA: Crossing Press), 1989.

Desiree (Berkeley: e.g. Press), 1986.

Artists’ Books

Nude (New York: Studio Rondinone/Gladstone Gallery), poems by Kevin Killian, collages by Ugo Rondinone, 2012.

The Kink of Chris Komater, by Kevin Killian, pictures by Chris Komater (San Francisco: Patricia Snitow Gallery), 1999.

Brother and Sister Retold from the Brothers Grimm by Kevin Killian, pictures by Brett Reichman (San Francisco: Jonathan Hammer Studios), 1994.

Kevin Killian December 2017 Poets & Critics Symposium: Reviews and Interviews

REVIEWS

Jacques Khalip reviews Kevin Killian’s first book of poems:

http://archive.emilydickinson.org/titanic/material/khalipkillian.html

INTERVIEWS

Joseph Bradshaw interivews Kevin Killian about his work on Jack Spicer:

http://www.raintaxi.com/reviving-jack-spicer-an-interview-with-kevin-killian/

Tony Leuzzi interviews Kevin Killian about his first two books of poetry:

https://chax.org/eoagh/issuefive/killian.html

Matt L. Rohrer interviews Kevin Killian and discusses his photography

http://htmlgiant.com/interviews-2/you-must-continue-at-all-costs-talking-with-kevin-killian-about-his-tweaky-village/

Sophie Seita interviews Kevin Killian about editing Mirage and Mirage #4/Period[ical]:

http://frontporchcommons.org/?p=223

Gary Sullivan interviews Kevin Killian:

http://home.jps.net/~nada/killian.htm

Thursday 21 September, Roundtable on Fire!!, Ypsilon éditeur, followed by reading, Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris

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À l’occasion de la publication de Fire!! (Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Bennett, Aaron Douglas, Richard Bruce & Wallace Thurman) traduit par Étienne Dobenesque avec une postface de Claire Joubert chez Ypsilon éditeur,

La Fondation des États-Unis, l’Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée et l’association double change vous invitent à une présentation du livre et une table ronde sur la revue Fire!! et la Renaissance de Harlem, suivies d’une lecture de textes

avec Elisa Cecchinato (UPEM), Isabella Checcaglini (Ypsilon éditeur), Claire Joubert (U. Paris 8), Yohann Lucas (UPEM), Claudine Raynaud (U. Montpellier 3), Jean-Paul Rocchi (UPEM) et Frédéric Sylvanise (U. Paris 13).

Le jeudi 21 septembre à 18h
Fondation des États-Unis
15 Boulevard Jourdan,
75014 Paris

(RER Cité Université / Tram Cité Universitaire)

Entrée libre.

Soirée organisée avec le soutien de l’Institut Universitaire de France.

BIOS

ELISA CECCHINATO est doctorante en littérature américaine à l’ED Cultures et Sociétés de l’Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, sous la direction de Jean Paul Rocchi. Son projet de thèse s’intitule « Les identités culturelles dans la Renaissance de Harlem : enjeux politiques, intersections épistémologiques et agentivités littéraires et artistiques », et porte sur les écritures et les arts noires-américaines qui se sont produites aux années 1920 à Harlem, New York.

ISABELLA CHECCAGLINI est éditeur. Née en 1975 à Foligno en Italie, elle s’installe à Paris en 1994. En même temps qu’elle termine sa thèse sur l’œuvre de Mallarmé à l’université de Paris8, elle fonde Ypsilon Éditeur pour continuer à faire de la recherche en littérature autrement.

CLAIRE JOUBERT est professeur de littérature anglaise à l’Université Paris 8. Ses travaux visent une poétique de l’étranger : ils examinent les effets théoriques et politiques de la différence des langues, et ses enjeux critiques dans l’histoire des discours sur le langage, la littérature et la culture. Auteur d’études sur l’épistémologie du comparatisme (Comparer l’étranger. Enjeux du comparatisme en littérature, co-dir. avec E. Baneth-Nouailhetas, 2006) et la poétique du multilinguisme (S. Beckett et le théâtre de l’étranger, co-dir. avec A. Bernadet, 2008), sur la postcolonialité et la traduction, elle travaille actuellement à trois terrains riches en différentiels de l’anglais : histoire littéraire indienne, histoire des mondialités noires, histoire des disciplines du mondial. Derniers ouvrages : Problèmes d’histoire littéraire indienne (co-dir. avec L. Zecchini, Revue de littérature comparée, numéro spécial, oct-déc. 2015), Le Postcolonial comparé : anglophonie, francophonie (dir., 2015) et Critiques de l’anglais. Poétique et politique d’une langue mondialisée (2015).

YOHANN LUCAS est doctorant à l’Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée et sa recherche porte sur les magazines littéraires africains-américains de la Renaissance de Harlem et du Black Arts Movement, en particulier leur importance dans les processus de canonisation de la littérature Africaine-Américaine.

CLAUDINE RAYNAUD, Professeur d’études américaines à l’université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, a enseigné en Angleterre (Birmingham et Liverpool) et aux Etats-Unis (Michigan, Northwestern et Oberlin). Membre du Du Bois Institute (Harvard, automne 2005), elle était vice-présidente du CEA (présidé par Michel Fabre), a dirigé le GRAAT et la JE EAA à Tours et travaille au CNRS (ITEM). Elle est l’auteur de Toni Morrison: L’Esthétique de la survie (1995) et de nombreux articles sur l’autobiographie noire (Hurston, Wright, Baldwin, Lorde, Angelou), sur Joyce et les théories féministes. Ses publications les plus marquantes sont : deux contributions aux Cambridge Companions: ‘Coming of Age in the African American Novel’ (2004) et ‘Beloved or the Shifting Shapes of Memory’ (2007), la co-direction d’un recueil d’essais sur  Gloria Naylor (l’Harmattan, 2012)  et un chapitre sur Tell my Horse de Hurston dans Afromodernisms (Edinburgh UP, 2013). Elle vient de co-diriger deux volumes de Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ (PULM, 2014, 2016) et l’ouvrage Troubled Legacies: Heritage/Inheritance in Minority American Literatures (avec Michel Feith, CSP, 2015).  Sa traduction, avec une introduction critique, du récit de Sojourner Truth (PURH, 2016) vient de paraître.

JEAN-PAUL ROCCHI est Professeur de Littératures et Cultures Américaines à l’Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, membre du Laboratoire LISAA (UPEM) et Directeur adjoint de l’Ecole Doctorale « Cultures et Sociétés » d’Université Paris-Est. Spécialiste en études africaines américaines et en études de genres et sur les sexualités, il a consacré plusieurs articles sur James Baldwin. Il a récemment codirigé les trois ouvrages collectifs suivants : Understanding Blackness through Performance—Contemporary Arts and the Representation of Identity (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013); Black IntersectionalitiesA Critique for the 21st Century (Liverpool University Press, 2014); Black Europe: Subjects, Struggles, and Shifting Perceptions (Palimpsest, A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, SUNY Press, 2015). En 2016, il a publié dans la revue électronique américaine d’arts visuel et sur la performance Liminalities (http://liminalities.net/12-2/) un essai d’auto-ethnographie psychanalytique portant sur l’art et les identités et intitulé Ce qui compte (http://liminalities.net/12-2/cequicompte.html) ainsi que le numéro 3 de la revue électronique multilingue et transdisciplinaire Quaderna quil a dirigé sur le thème « Lart de la discipline : disciples, disciplines, transdisciplinarité » (http://quaderna.org/3/). Il prépare actuellement une anthologie de ses essais intitulée The Desiring Modes of Being Black: Essays in Literature & Critical Theory à paraître aux éditions Rowman & Littlefied International en 2017/8.

FREDERIC SYLVANISE enseigne la littérature américaine et la traduction en tant que maître de conférences à l’université Paris 13. Il est spécialiste de la poésie de Langston Hughes et de la période de la Renaissance de Harlem. Ses travaux récents ont porté sur le rapport entre poésie et musique et sur la cantologie. Il prépare actuellement une habilitation à diriger des recherches centrée sur la vision de l’histoire des Africains-Américains dans l’oeuvre poétique de Robert Hayden.

Poets and Critics Symposium 2017.2 : Ron Padgett, Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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Ron Padgett with his portrait by Trevor Winkfield. © Ron Padgett and Trevor Winkfield.

The next Poets and Critics Symposium will be devoted to the work of Ron Padgett.

Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 July.

Université Paris Diderot, Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges / Olympe de Gouges building, 8 place Paul Ricoeur, 75013 Paris
9:45am-5pm, room 340 (3rd floor of the Olympe de Gouges Building).

PLEASE NOTE: we have had to change rooms, the new room is ODG 340 on the third floor of the Olympe de Gouges Building. You can either take the elevator to the third floor (in which case a badge from security will be necessary to activate the elevators) or walk up the three flights of stairs to the third floor. Please allow 5 to 10 minutes when arriving at the university to get to the room itself.

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Poetry reading with Ron Padgett and Anne Portugal
Monday 10 July, 7:30pm, Atelier Michael Woolworth, Place de la Bastille, 2, rue de la Roquette, Cour Février, 75011 Paris For detailed directions, click HERE.

If you would like to attend the symposium and are not already in touch with us, please contact us and we will send you information, instructions about and directions to the symposium:


So far, we’ve tried to focus on the writer’s own (creative and critical) work on the first day of the P&C symposia and on broader issues of poetics and practice-based criticism with the writer on the second day. But there’s no specific preconceived program for the 2 days of the symposium: as the previous sessions of the program have shown, it seems important to let the conversation take its own course.

Please note that the morning session of the first day is devoted to preparing the conversation with Ron Padgett which will take place during the afternoon session and the second day. Ron Padgett will be joining the group at 2pm on Monday 10 July. To launch our morning discussion, our colleague Grant Jenkins (University of Tulsa) will give an introductory talk to put Ron Padgett’s work back into the context of the “Tulsa” and “New York schools.”

As usual, we intend to address all aspects of our guest’s work as poet, prose-writer, critic, translator and editor. Please feel free to make suggestions as to particular books that you would like to discuss during the symposium.

Our Monday afternoon session with Ron Padgett should end by 6 pm, which will leave ample time for everybody to get to the poetry reading.

TEXTS

Ron Padgett’s bibliography is extensive and covers a great variety of genres. For detailed information, you can go to http://ronpadgett.com/

Ron Padgett’s most recent book, Motor Maids across the Continent, is a novella published by The Song Cave (2017). Besides his poetry, we hope to discuss his many translations, his activities as poetry editor and publisher, his role at the Teachers and Writers Collective, and his many collaborations with artists and writers, among other subjects.

  • If you do not have Ron Padgett’s individual volumes, his Collected Poems (Coffee House Press) include his poetry from the very first books (1964) up to How Long (CHP, 2011).
  • Alone and Not Alone (with a cover by Jim Dine), published in 2015 by Coffee House Press, is Ron Padgett’s most recent book of poetry.
  • The Straight Line: Writing on Poetry and Poets (University of Michigan Press, 2000) includes three sections “Poems about Poetry,” “Prose Works,” and “Essays on Teaching Writing.”

You can order books by Ron Padgett directly from the Coffee House Press website shop (coffeehousepress.org/shop). They offer international shipping at reasonable rates.

We have started posting some texts by Ron Padgett on the website. We welcome contributions and suggestions before the symposium: we can circulate texts to the group or post them on the website.

Daniel Kane’s books Don’t Ever Get Famous: Essays on New York Writing after the New York School (Dalkey Archive, 2006) and All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s (UCal Press, 2003) provide discussions of Ron Padgett’s work (including an essay by Lorenzo Thomas, “The Pleasures of Elusiveness,” in Don’t Ever Get Famous).

We should also mention the lavishly illustrated and documented New York School Painters & Poets. Neon in Daylight, edited by Jenni Quilter with Bill Berkson, Larry Fagin and Allison Power (Rizzoli, 2014).

SCHEDULE SUMMARY

–          Monday 10 July morning session (9:30am-12pm): all participants are invited to a preliminary session to prepare for our afternoon discussion with Ron Padgett. This first session will be the occasion for all participants to touch base and mention some aspects of Ron’s work that they would like to discuss.

–          Monday 10 July 2-5:30 pm: Ron Padgett will be joining us for our afternoon session and discussion.  The first afternoon session is traditionally devoted to discussing the invited poet’s work and its context.

–          Monday 10 July 7:30 pm: Poetry reading. Michael Woolworth atelier, Paris.

–          Tuesday 11 July 9:30 am – 5:30 pm: second day of the symposium. On the second day, besides our guest’s poetry, we sometimes discuss her / his engagement with other forms of writing and alternative modes of criticism. In the past, we have also done close readings of poems. These are just possibilities. The conversation often dictates its own course and topics.

–          Tuesday 11 July 7:30 pm: End of symposium dinner.

 

 

Ron Padgett was born in 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he attended public schools. His father was primarily a bootlegger who also traded cars, his mother primarily a housewife who also helped with the bootlegging. Around the age of 13, young Ron began scribbling his thoughts and poems in spiral notebooks. This practice followed hard on the heels of his having read, for the first time, “serious” literature.

In high school Ron discovered contemporary literature and started a little magazine called The White Dove Review, along with his friends Dick Gallup and Joe Brainard. In its five issues (1958-1960) the magazine published Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, Ted Berrigan, and others.

In 1960 Padgett moved to New York to attend Columbia College, where, over the course of four years in the pursuit of English and Comparative Literature, he was fortunate to study under teachers such as Kenneth Koch, F. W. Dupee, Andrew Chiappe, and Lionel Trilling. After his junior year, Padgett married Patricia Mitchell, whom he had known in Tulsa and who had also immigrated to New York. Other Tulsa émigrés during this period included Brainard, Gallup, and Berrigan.

During his college years, Ron published his work in a number of “underground” literary magazines and gave readings of his poetry in New York City.

In 1965-66 Padgett was able to spend a year in Paris on a Fulbright, studying and translating 20th-century French literature. The following year, Ron and Pat’s son Wayne was born. The three set up house in a bohemian apartment in New York in what is now called The East Village, where the parents have lived ever since.

Beginning in the mid-1960s the Padgetts visited Kenward Elmslie and Joe Brainard at the former’s house in northern Vermont each summer for fifteen years. Then they constructed their own abode nearby.

In the late 1960s a spate of Padgett’s books appeared: Bean Spasms, in collaboration with Berrigan and Brainard, from Kulchur; a translation of Apollinaire’s Poet Assassinated, illustrated by Jim Dine, from Holt, Rinehart & Winston; and Great Balls of Fire, poems, also from Holt.

In January of 1969 Kenneth Koch talked Ron into teaching poetry writing to children, which he did for the next nine years. Padgett also served as Director of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project 1978-1980. Then he took the position of Publications Director at Teachers & Writers Collaborative, the nonprofit organization that specializes in teaching imaginative writing to children. There he edited and wrote books on that subject for 20 years.

Over the decades he has done a fair amount of traveling in Western and Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, China, and North America.

Ron Padgett: A Critical Bibliography, compiled by Jeremy Over

Brossard, Olivier. “Ron Padgett : Le parti pris de quelque chose.” Afterword to Le Grand Quelque Chose (The Big Something). Trans. Olivier Brossard. Nantes: joca seria, 2011.73-97.

Burgess, Matthew. “Interview with Ron Padgett: No Turning Back.” Teachers and Writers Magazine June 2015: http://teachersandwritersmagazine.org/no-turning-back-1362.htm

Eshelman, Clayton. “Padgett the Collaborator.” Chicago Review 43.2 (1997): 8-21.

Foster, Edward. “An interview with Ron Padgett,” Ron Padgett Issue, Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 7 (Fall 1991).

Guillot, Claire. “Une conversation avec Ron Padgett.” Afterword to On ne sait jamais (You Never Know). Trans. Claire Guillot. Nantes: joca seria, 2012. 95-105.

Kane, Daniel. All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s. Berkeley: U. of California P., 2003.

Lenhart, Gary. “Literary Men in Blue Jeans.” The Stamp of Class: Reflections on Poetry and Social Class Chicago: U. of Michigan P., 2005. 98-111.

Matthews, Clay. “Ron Padgett and the Postmodern Sublime.”  H_NG M_N 6

http://www.h-ngm-n.com/h_ngm_n-6/clay-matthews-on-ron-padgett.html

Leddy, Michael, Ron Padgett, (http://www.ronpadgett.com/ and World Poets article)

Lorberer, E. “Poetry Windows: An Interview with Ron Padgett.” Rain Taxi Online Edition (Summer 2014). http://www.raintaxi.com/poetry-windows-an-interview-with-ron-padgett/ (Accessed 9 January 2017)

Lopate, Philip Ed. Journal of a Living Experiment: A Documentary History of the First Ten Years of Teachers and Writers Collaborative. New York: Teachers and Writers, 1979.

Notley, Alice. “Ron Padgett’s Visual Imagination.” Coming After. Edited by Alice Notley. Chicago: U. of Michigan P., 2010. 27-40.

Over, Jeremy. “‘It’s alright, students, not to write’: What Ron Padgett’s Poetry Can Teach Us.” Writing In Education, Issue no.71, Spring 2017

Quilter, Jenni. New York School Painters and Poets: Neon in Daylight. Edited in collaboration with Bill Berkson, Larry Fagin and Allison Power. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2014.

Ratcliffe, Stephen. “Supernatural Duet.” Ron Padgett Issue, Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 7 (Fall 1991).

Rohrer, Matthew. “Ron Padgett’s New and Selected.” Iowa Review 27.2 (1997): 190-96.

Shamma, Yasmine. “In Conversation with Ron Padgett.” PN Review 215 40.3 (Jan.- Feb. 2014). http://www.pnreview.co.uk/cgi-bin/scribe?item_id=8966;hilite=shamma  (Accessed 21 January 2016).

Shamma, Yasmine. (2014) “Mental Orgasm: Review of Collected Poems, by Ron Padgett” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/detail/70120

Shapiro, David. “A Night Painting of Ron Padgett” in Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics  number 7/Padgett Issue/Fall 1991.

Silverberg, Mark. “New York School Collaborations: The Colour of Vowels.” New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 2013.

Thomas, Lorenzo. “The Pleasures of Elusiveness: What Is In and Around Ron Padgett’s Poetry.” Don’t ever get famous: Essays on New York Writing After the New York School, Ed. Kane, Daniel. Dalkey Archive Press, 2006: 288-302

Wolf, Reva. “Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s” Chicago: The University of Chicago Press: 1997