New York School

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The New York School is a name given to a group of American poets, painters, dancers, and musicians who were active in the 1950s and 1960s in New York City.[1][2]

The group was made of personal and professional relationships, usually friendship, between individuals. Poets (like Frank O'Hara), painters (like Willem de Kooning), musicians (like John Cage), and many others got to know each other and shared their ideas about making art.[3][4]

In poetry, what is called "the first generation" included Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, James Schulyer, Kenneth Koch, and Barbara Guest. O'Hara and Schuyler both worked at the Museum of Modern Art.[3] Common meeting places for poets and painters were bars like the Cedar Tavern.[5][6] A "second generation" of poets had writers like Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "New York School". Poetry Foundation. 2023-02-09. Retrieved 2023-02-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A Brief Guide to the New York School | Academy of American Poets". Retrieved 2023-02-09.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Horning, Ron (2013). "New York School, The". Oxford Reference - The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  4. Nicholls, David (1993). "Getting Rid of the Glue: The Music of the New York School". Journal of American Studies. 27 (3): 335–353. doi:10.1017/S0021875800032060. JSTOR 27555724. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  5. Delatiner, Barbara (1987-02-15). "ARTIST REMEMBERS HEYDAY OF THE '50's". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-02-09.
  6. Bayles, Martha (1999). Lekman, David (ed.). "Cedar Tavern Days". The Wilson Quarterly (1976-). 23 (1): 94–96. ISSN 0363-3276. JSTOR 40259853.