(PRECARIOUS PARENTHESES)—James Schuyler + Architecture and the NY School
New York School: Something Like a Livable Space (Palgrave MacMillan 2023), please join us for this special virtual event.
Dr. Mae Losasso, the books’ author, will present a talk—”Precarious Parentheses”—on James Schuyler’s architectural and idiosyncratic use of parentheses, and then be joined by Jeffrey Lependorf, the Flow Chart Foundation’s Executive Director, for a chat about New York School poets, poetry, and architecture.
Losasso’s new book focuses on first generation New York School poets Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, and James Schuyler. By exploring how these writers constructed poetic spaces, structures, surfaces, and apertures, and sought to figure themselves and their readers in relation to these architextual sites, Losasso reveals how the built environment shapes the poetic imagination and how, in turn, poetry alters the way we read and inhabit architectural space.