Andrew Epstein is the author of Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry (Oxford University Press), which focuses on Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka. His next book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016. He is also currently writing The Cambridge Introduction to American Poetry Since 1945 (under contract, Cambridge University Press).
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He has published widely on poetry and 20th- and 21st-century literature, on such topics as the New York School of poets, Language poetry, African-American literature, conceptual poetry, and the legacy of pragmatism, and on figures ranging from Shelley and Keats to W.H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Francis Ponge, Amiri Baraka, James Schuyler, Rae Armantrout, and Lou Reed.
This reading was recorded at The Warehouse, Tallahassee, Florida on November 1, 2016.