JA RepriseBy Ann Lauterbach
ANN LAUTERBACH is a poet and essayist. Her next book is due from Penguin in 2018. She teaches at Bard College.
The World Without John AshberyBy Ron Padgett
RON PADGETT's most recent books are Alone and Not Alone (poems), Motor Maids across the Continent (a novella), and Zone (a translation of selected poems by Guillaume Apollinaire). Padgett's poems are use in Jim Jarmusch's film Paterson.
Shadow Behind Eclipse
By Anne Waldman
for John Ashbery
ANNE WALDMAN has been a prolific and active poet and performer many years, creating radical new hybrid forms for the long poem, both serial and narrative, as with Marriage: A Sentence, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, and Manatee/Humanity, and most recently Gossamurmur, all published by Penguin Poets. She is also the author of the magnum opus The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press 2011), a feminist "cultural intervention" taking on war and patriarchy which won the PENCenter 2012 Award for Poetry. Voice's Daughter of a Heart Yet To Be Born, a prose poem meditation on William Blake's Book of Thel, was published by Coffee House Press, 2016.
from I Want to Write an Honest SentenceBy Susan M. Schultz
Susan M. Schultz edited The Tribe of John: Ashbery and Contemporary Poetry (Alabama, 1995). She has written elsewhere on Ashbery, as well. She is author of several books of poetry and poetic prose, including two volumes of Dementia Blog (Singing Horse) and four of Memory Cards (Potes & Poets, Singing Horse, Vagabond, Talisman). She lives and teaches in Hawai'i, and cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Remembering JABy Ben Sloan
BEN SLOAN lives in Charlottesville and teaches at Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, and the Buckingham Correctional Center. The Road Home, his poetry chapbook, is available from Thirty West Publishing House.
John Ashbery Intro at The Poetry Project 5/14/09By Charles North
CHARLES NORTH's recent publications include Elevenses, a limited edition collaboration with the artist Trevor Winkfield (Granary Books, 2017), and States of the Art: Selected Essays, Interviews, and Other Prose 1975-2014 (Pressed Wafer, 2017). His eleventh book of poems, North of the Charles: Early and Uncollected Poems, is due from Hanging Loose this fall.
The Balloon is Ascending
By Cedar Sigo
(for JA ~ In memoriam)
CEDAR SIGO was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the editor of There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera, on Joanne Kyger, and author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Royals (Wave Books, 2017), Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005).
Dictionary of Insolid Things
By Marcella Durand
MARCELLA DURAND's new chapbook, Rays of the Shadow, is out this fall from Tent Editions.
Seeing JohnBy Todd Colby
TODD COLBY is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Splash State (The Song Cave, 2014) and Flushing Meadows (Scary Topiary Press, 2012). A collection of his visual art, Time for History, was published in 2017.
Quickish AnswerBy Rachel Levitsky
RACHEL LEVITSKY's most recent book is The Story of My Accident is Ours. She is also the author of Neighbor and Under the Sun. She lives in Brooklyn, NY where she teaches at Pratt Institute and organizes with the Belladonna* Collaborative.