Barbara Guest née Barbara Ann Pinson (September 6, 1920 – February 15, 2006) was an American poet and prose stylist. Guest first gained recognition as a member of the first generation New York School of poetry. Guest wrote more than 15 books of poetry spanning sixty years of writing. In 1999, she was awarded the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Poetry Society of America. Guest also wrote art criticism, essays, and plays. Her collages appeared on the covers of several of her books of poetry. She was also well known for her biography of the poet H.D., Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World (1984).

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  • Barbara Guest née Barbara Ann Pinson (September 6, 1920 – February 15, 2006) was an American poet and prose stylist. Guest first gained recognition as a member of the first generation New York School of poetry. Guest wrote more than 15 books of poetry spanning sixty years of writing. In 1999, she was awarded the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Poetry Society of America. Guest also wrote art criticism, essays, and plays. Her collages appeared on the covers of several of her books of poetry. She was also well known for her biography of the poet H.D., Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World (1984). Born in Wilmington, North Carolina and raised in California, Guest attended UCLA, and then earned a B.A. in General Curriculum-Humanities in 1943 at UC Berkeley. She worked as an editorial associate at ARTnews magazine from 1951-1959. (en)
  • Barbara Guest (* 6. September 1920 in North Carolina; † 15. Februar 2006; geborene Barbara Ann Pinson) war eine US-amerikanische Lyrikerin, Schriftstellerin und Kunstkritikerin, die oft mit der New York School assoziiert wird. Sie wurde in North Carolina geboren und wuchs in Kalifornien auf. Guest studierte an der University of California in Berkeley und schloss dort 1943 mit dem B.A. ab. Sie lebte lange Zeit in New York, wo sie mit Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, James Schuyler und Kenneth Koch zu den Dichtern der New York School gehörte. Bekannt ist sie auch als Autorin einer Biografie der Dichterin H.D., Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World (1984). 1999 wurde sie von der Poetry Society of America mit der Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement ausgezeichnet. Zuletzt lebte sie wieder in Berkeley, wo sie 2006 verstarb. (de)
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  • Photograph by Gloria Graham during the video taping of "Add-Verse", 2003
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  • Poetry, prose
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  • "Herself Defined", "Fair Realism", "Forces of Imagination"
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  • Barbara Guest
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  • Lecture titled "How I Got Out of Poetry and into Prose." 1992.
  • Interview on LINEBreak with Charles Bernstein. 1995
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  • The subject matter finds itself...You find the subject as you proceed with the poem.
  • The poet wishes to align the contents of the poem with the vision which directs it. When this occurs, we say of a poem that it has wings. It is possible that words may occur in a fixed space and sequences so that they are called words of a poem. We say this poem is made of words. It is true many poems are constructed solely of words. These are the words that sit on paper without vision. We have all read these poems and we know after we have read them, we feel curiously bereft. Our expectations of enoblement by the poem have been disappointed by the lackluster condition of the poem. We decide that this poem is not very inspired. And what do we mean by this? We desired inspiration that the poem contained within it, the spirit of poetry. We have learned that words are only utensils. They are inorganic unless there is a spirit within the poem, to elevate it, to give it wings so that the poem may soar above the page and enter our consciousness where we may, if we wish, give it a long life.
  • Poetry is where the concrete object is bathed in a new atmosphere lifted out of itself to become a fiction. The poet is not there only to share a poetic communication but to stimulate an imaginative speculation on the nature of reality.
  • is something fluid which can twist itself into a poem.
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  • American writer (en)
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  • Barbara Guest née Barbara Ann Pinson (September 6, 1920 – February 15, 2006) was an American poet and prose stylist. Guest first gained recognition as a member of the first generation New York School of poetry. Guest wrote more than 15 books of poetry spanning sixty years of writing. In 1999, she was awarded the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Poetry Society of America. Guest also wrote art criticism, essays, and plays. Her collages appeared on the covers of several of her books of poetry. She was also well known for her biography of the poet H.D., Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World (1984). (en)
  • Barbara Guest (* 6. September 1920 in North Carolina; † 15. Februar 2006; geborene Barbara Ann Pinson) war eine US-amerikanische Lyrikerin, Schriftstellerin und Kunstkritikerin, die oft mit der New York School assoziiert wird. (de)
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