Denby, however, was not anti-modern. He was an admirer of Gertrude Stein’s prose and emulated her method of using common language in sense-bending repetitions. His poetry was appreciated by such colleagues as dance impresario Lincoln Kirstein, composers Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson, painters Alex Katz and Fairfield Porter, and the first generation New York School poets.
April, 2007 Though slight of frame, Jerome Sala was the first heavyweight champion of poetry. But to prevent poetic punch-drunkeness, he abdicated his crown after only two bouts. From this auspicious beginning, his work has continued to duke it out with convention in cult classics like Spaz Attack, I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent, The […]