Chapter 5 - The New York Poets & the Rise of Postmodernism
August 6, 7 & 8 - introduction to three "New York
Note: Heather Starr, poet and Program Manager of the Kelly Writers House,
will join our listserv discussion during all of chapter 5 of our course.
John Asbhery, headnote
John Ashbery, "The Instruction Manual"
paper option #8 (due before 12:01 AM on August 6, sent to
Ashbery's "The Instruction Manual" implicitly is critical of what might be
called "the ideology of
first-hand experience." In this paper, describe that position and then
state your position on what you think is Ashbery's
position. To what extent are you persuaded by Ashbery's (mostly
counter-intuitive) attitude toward experience?
Frank O'Hara, headnote
poet & English 88v T.A.
Frank O'Hara, "The Day Lady Died," "Why I am Not a Painter"
pp. 1233. 1235)
paper option #9 (due before 5 PM on August 9, sent to
Write a paper that accomplishes just this: an explanation (or
"translation" into your own plainest
words) of Ashbery's "What Is Poetry"