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Barbara Guest Papers | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Born in 1920, Barbara Guest is associated with the group of poets known as the first generation of the New York school of poetry, including Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and James Schuyler. This group, active in the 1950’s, was heavily influenced by abstract expressionist and surrealist art. She continued to write innovative poetry and prose throughout the late twentieth century...

Lunch Poems: Barbara Guest

Barbara Guest has published over ten volumes of poetry. One of the original members of the New York School of Poets, Guest reinvents herself with every book....

Gary Gary says:
Can you list all the poems in Frank O'hara's "Lunch Poems"?
PANDORA Πανδώρα says:
•Animals •Ave Maria •Today •Sleeping on the Wing •A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island •A Step Away From Them •Song (I'm going to New York) •Music •Song (I'm stuck in traffic) @ Read...


The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest
The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest
Published by Wesleyan 2008
ISBN 0819568600,9780819568601
525 pages
The lifework of a preeminent New York School poet
Miniatures and Other Poems
Miniatures and Other Poems
ISBN 0819565962,9780819565969
45 pages
Barbara Guest began writing in the 1950s, a member of the New York School of Poets. She embraces the experiments of Modernism and uses the abstract qualities in words against their sensuousness. Miniatures and Other Poems is a collection of compressed and allusive poems, organized in three series: Miniatures, Pathos and Blurred Edge. Each "miniature" reduces a poem to its most intimate meaning, but this is not to suggest that the significance of the poem is small. Just as little pieces of...
Selected poems
Selected poems
Published by Sun & Moon Pr 1995
197 pages
A collection of the poets works spanning her forty year career demonstrates how the writer has evolved to incorporate poetic trends and movements of the times
The Red Gaze
The Red Gaze
Published by Wesleyan 2013
ISBN 0819567507,9780819567505
48 pages
Dawn is "the red gaze." It unburdens itself through poetry and its colors.
Rocks on a Platter
Rocks on a Platter
Published by Wesleyan University Press 1999
ISBN 0819563730,9780819563736
51 pages
A meditation on the difficulty of assemblage and a reflection on the poetic process.

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