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Painter among Poets: The Collaborative Art of George Schneeman, is the first retrospective presentation of the wide range of art works that Schneeman has created with poets over the past thirty-five years. It not only investigates Schneeman's enthusiasm for free-wheeling collaboration, it also considers his work as part of the remarkable modernist tradition of poet/painter collaboration. Always open to spontaneity and engagement, Schneeman encourages poets to contribute visual elements in order to create surprising works that neither artist nor poet could have done alone. As critic Carter Ratcliff, a poet himself, notes, "The Schneeman collaborations are completely unregulated, and they were carried out in free-flowing situations where art and poetry were only part of what was going on." Painter among Poets offers a behind-the-scenes look at the high-wire process of collaboration as an outgrowth of Schneemanšs friendship with poets Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Michael Brownstein, Tom Clark, Edwin Denby, Larry Fagin, Dick Gallup, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Greenwald, Steve Katz, Lewis MacAdams, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Tom Veitch, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and many others. Twelve of Schneeman's collaborators have contributed personal commentaries and remembrances to Painter among Poets, which also features an essay by Ratcliff, an extensive conversation between Schneeman and Padgett, and a bibliography. Beautifully illustrated with sixty-seven color reproductions and twenty-three in black-and-white, Painter among Poets is an exciting reflection of the beauty, adventure, and energy of the work it documents. ISBN: 1-887123-66-0. $29.95.

Other Granary Books titles by George Schneeman:

Yodeling into a Kotex (with Ron Padgett)
Homage to Allen G
(with Anne Waldman)
In the Nam, What can Happen? (with Ted Berrigan)

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