Josh Schneiderman @ University of Sussex, 9th April 2015
“The Republic of Postcards:
The New York School, Ephemerality, and Archival Obscurity.”
Josh Schneiderman (Hunter College, CUNY)
University of Sussex Centre for American Studies Research Seminar
Thursday 9th April, 5-6.30pm, Jubliee G22 (click here for map)
Very excited about this upcoming talk at the University of Sussex where Josh Schneiderman will discuss the poetry, friendship, and art/writing collaborations of New York School poets like John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, and Kenneth Koch. I’ve been a big fan of Josh’s work since I heard him talk about Ashbery and Joe Brainard’s astonishingly beautiful, little-known postcards in Boston a while ago. He’s a really engaging and generous speaker and his talk will interest anyone with even a passing interest in American literary history, the poetics of the post-War avant-garde, archival research, and the connections between image and text.
Josh works across and in-between disciplines and his research spans a range of interests from modernism and the “New American Poetry” to post-War art and country music. He is a visiting lecturer in English at Hunter College, CUNY, co-chair of the CUNY Graduate Center Poetics Group, and the editor of This pertains to me which means to me you: The Correspondence of Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara, 1955-56 (put out by the wonderful Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative).