Monday, April 19, 2010

Other Flowers: A Celebration of James Schuyler

April 21st, Wednesday 8:00pm @

The Poetry Project,
131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY

Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems, edited by Simon Pettet and James Meetze, brings together 165 unseen poems from Schuyler, spanning from the early 1950s until his death in 1991.

James Marcus Schuyler (9 November 1923 – 12 April 1991) was a major American poet in the late 20th century. He was a central figure in the New York School and is often associated with fellow New York School poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, and Barbara Guest.

Simon Pettet's many books include Hearth, More Winnowed Fragments and The Selected Poems all three published by Talisman. He co-edited The Selected Art Writings of James Schuyler with James Metzee for Farrar, Straus & Giroux and has collaborated with Duncan Hannah on Abundant Treasures for Granary Books. Pettet's work with Rudy Burckhardt on Conversations About Everything and Talking Pictures is out from Zoland Books: Cambridge, Mass. British by birth, he lives in New York City.

James Meetze is an American poet, publisher, singer and songwriter. Recipient of the 2001 Poet Laureate Award and a founding member of the now defunct poetry movement, the New Brutalism, Meetze's poetry has been published in three chapbooks, numerous journals and two anthologies.

His first full-length collection I Have Designed This For You was published by Editions Assemblage in 2007 and his chapbooks are, Serenades (Cy Press, 2003), Instrument (Sea.Lamb.Press., 2004), and It's Overhead (Fashionably Pressed, 2007). He currently works as a Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, San Diego. Recently Meetze co-edited the Uncollected Poems of James Schuyler with Simon Pettet (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010). He also fronts the shoegaze band, Dreamtiger, whose EP "Glisten" was released in 2008. Their sound has been compared to Slowdive, Cocteau Twins and Lush.

The reading features both editors along with Anselm Berrigan, Tom Carey, John Coletti, Bill Corbett, Elaine Equi, Jonathan Galassi, Vincent Katz, Eileen Myles, Charles North, Arlo Quint, Stacy Szymaszek, Susie Timmons, Geoffrey Young and Anne Waldman.


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