The New York Poets: An Anthology

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Various Authors


‘The New York School of Painters’ was a label for the work of abstract expressionists including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell. Part joke, part assertion of New World supremacy over the School of Paris, it proved effective in promoting the post-war New York artists to national and international audiences. The term ‘The New York School of Poets’ was first used in 1961. The poets were all embroiled in the art world as curators, editors and critics. They worked closely with many artists. ‘New York poets,’ Schuyler said in 1959, ‘except I suppose the color blind, are affected most by the floods of paint in whose crashing surf we all scramble.’

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ISBN 1 85754 734 9
Publisher Carcanet
Genre Poetry
Extent 224pp

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