The New York School

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  • Rodney Phillips (University of Arizona)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

“Met these four boys Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and Jimmy Schuyler (who I had met first abroad) at the Cedar Bar in ’52 or ’53. Met them through Bill (de Kooning) who was a friend of theirs and they admired Kline and all those people. Painters who went to the Cedar had more or less coined the phrase “New York School” in opposition to the School of Paris (which also originated as a joke in opposition to the School of Florence and the School of Venice). Great things started to happen in the fifties.”
(Anne Waldman. Paraphrase of Edwin Denby speaking on the “New York School.”)

The New York School of poets is a conceptual …

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Phillips, Rodney. "The New York School". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 December 2004
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