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No respect : new & selected poems, 1964-2000
Malanga, Gerard.
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Santa Rosa : Black Sparrow Press, 2001.
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296 pages ; 24 cm


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PS3563.A42 N62 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In 1964, at age 21, Gerard Malanga was already the celebrity poet-photographer-Golden Boy of Andy Warhol's Factory; he'd starred in Warhol movies and his poetry had appeared in such prestigious literary magazines as Poetry, Art & Literature, Partisan Review and The New Yorker. This monumental retrospective volume includes all the major highlights of Malanga's previously published work, plus many new or rediscovered poems appearing here in book form for the first time. A poetic testament spanning almost four decades, No Respect firmly establishes Malanga's respect-worthy place in our recent literary history.

From the glamorous, sophisticated mid-Sixties "Fashion Poems" to the elegiac, ruminative Nineties "Memory's Snapshots", these glittering, multifaceted lyric pieces arrest our attention with their beautiful reflective surfaces, casting subtly oblique shadows that linger on the imagination's lens ("I am a camera / recording").

Table of Contents

I The Fashion Poems (1964-65, previously unpublished)
A Newly Discovered Fashion Poemp. 17
Castel's, 14 rue de Princesse, Parisp. 18
The Yellow Slickerp. 19
To a Young Model, Name Unknownp. 20
Chanelp. 21
Walking in the Rainp. 22
The Model that Models for Buick '65 Buickp. 23
II Chic death, poems 1964-66 (published 1971)
Now in Another Wayp. 27
The Pleasure Seekersp. 28
Zucchinip. 29
Burning Daysp. 30
Photos of an Artist as a Young Manp. 31
Silver Draculap. 32
Comic-Stripp. 33
The Hyphenated Family / sonnetp. 34
The Underbrushp. 35
New Artp. 37
Windshieldp. 39
Fresh Deathp. 40
The Circle Pinsp. 42
The Hotel Speaksp. 44
Temperaturep. 45
Skisp. 46
The Long Shirtp. 47
Natural Good Looksp. 48
Tripodp. 49
Pinstripep. 50
Coming Up for Airp. 51
The Tranquil Tubp. 52
The Young Modp. 53
III The Debbie High School Dropout Poems (1965-66, previously unpublished)
Empty Livesp. 57
Rene Ricard Is Twenty at Nineteenp. 58
Catalystp. 59
Destinationsp. 60
Finding Our Way Back at Nightp. 61
"I Missed You by Only Two Blocks"--Debbiep. 62
The Leavesp. 63
Exercise in Excessp. 64
Water with Bloodstains in a Glassp. 66
Drugs and Cosmeticsp. 67
IV Prelude to International Velvet Debutante (1966, published 1967)
Prelude to International Velvet Debutantep. 71
V Ten Years After (1966-67, published 1977)
Screen Test 3p. 83
Waiting to Hear from Youp. 84
Dropping Outp. 85
Schedulesp. 86
The Photo Machinep. 87
Getting Home Earlyp. 88
Sunday Eveningp. 89
Further Discoveriesp. 90
The Landscape Filled with the Grace of Your Posturep. 91
Benedetta's Roomp. 92
The Young Girl Moving Through Sunlightp. 93
Hotel Chelsea, Room 121p. 94
A Christmas Storyp. 95
Giotto di Bondonep. 97
A handbook reference to flowersp. 98
In Search of Americap. 100
Immortal Sinp. 102
Dante Never Got Over Itp. 103
Long Distance Photop. 104
Tomba di Neronep. 105
Her Fatherp. 106
Sonnet: Give It a Namep. 107
Student at Lycee Francais de New Yorkp. 108
Contributor's Notesp. 109
An Hour and a Dayp. 110
Providence to New Yorkp. 111
Villa Feltrinelli: Porto Santo Stefanop. 112
Barzini's Daughterp. 114
Do Not Give Up Your Desire for Childrenp. 115
In the Country a Few Miles Outside of Romep. 116
Consciousness Expandingp. 117
Benedetta Barzinip. 118
Snow Emergency Streetp. 121
"Take Me Home"p. 122
VI Italian Photobiography (1967-68, previously unpublished)
White Pagesp. 125
The First Time I Saw donna Patrizia Ruspoli Age Six at Forte dei Marmep. 126
Days of Romep. 127
Homage to P. Klodicp. 128
For the First Timep. 130
Sonnet to Edgar Allan Poep. 132
The Dawn Patrolp. 133
A Version of Dino Campanap. 134
Oggip. 135
Warm Morning 8.18p. 136
VII Poems from the Seventies and Eighties (previously unpublished)
Cablephotop. 139
Today the Inner Voice Speaks of Controlp. 140
"Stopping the World" (tentative title)p. 142
Bad Daysp. 145
What Happens in Dreamsp. 148
Autobiography: A Continuump. 149
The Pull of the Vernal Equinoxp. 150
Conceptual Photographsp. 153
This Is the End of Romancep. 154
Poem Paid with a Dreamed-up N.E.A. Grantp. 156
Lavorare stancap. 157
VIII Subversion of the Pastoral (1973-79, previously unpublished)
The body is deathp. 161
We Go Out into the Nightp. 162
The Snowy Owl Shuddersp. 163
Leaping Over Gravestonesp. 164
The Journeyp. 165
The Propertyp. 166
Remembering the Berkshiresp. 167
Ebanp. 168
IX Robert Moses 1888-1981, Coordinator of "Limited Objectives" (1988, previously unpublished)
Robert Moses 1888-1981, Coordinator of "Limited Objectives"p. 171
X Three Diamonds (published 1991)
Joan Miro and His Daughter Doloresp. 177
3:ii:81 nyc--The Naked Aurap. 179
The Giftp. 182
Art Project: Mystery Woman, Ongoing Sightingp. 189
Title: Poem for William Carlos Williams who wld have written a poem for Sarah Walker had he been alive to see her nowp. 191
XI Mythologies of the Heart (published 1996)
Andrea Bankoff from a letter postmarked December 4, 1963--Beverly Hillsp. 205
Underground Womanp. 206
Whereabouts Unknownp. 209
In the Kaaterskillp. 211
The Little Schohariep. 212
Memorial Dayp. 214
How They Didn't Meetp. 215
Visual Dialectic or "photographer unknown"p. 218
Boerum Hill and Milano / Two Sightingsp. 221
Ben Maddow Speaksp. 225
The Invisible Photographsp. 226
Poem in Italianp. 227
Endangered Speciesp. 228
Some Things to Remember about Tri-Xp. 229
18 February 1994p. 232
XII from Bosnia and Herzegovina (1995-96, previously unpublished)
The Life and Death of a Photographp. 237
November 21, 1995p. 243
XIII Memory's Snapshots, 1990-2000
Robert (Mapplethorpe), remember whenp. 247
Morning of January 2, 1993p. 250
This Never Happensp. 252
This Is for Asako's Notebookp. 254
William Burroughs, 1914-1997p. 256
Greedp. 258
L'Histoire de Parisp. 259
Cafe Gitanep. 260
The 3rd Avenue Elp. 262
Italian Superstitiousp. 265
Molly Goldberg Once Lived Herep. 266
Girl with a Box Camerap. 267
The Arcades Project, unfinishedp. 269
The Council Flatsp. 274
The Riddle of 16 Silver Double Elvis Paintingsp. 275
Leo Diesp. 277
ALgonquin 4-8692p. 279
The Navyblue Overcoatp. 281
Autumn Leavesp. 282
The Nassau Loop Is No Longer Runningp. 283
Meshes of the Afternoonp. 284
Passage Choiseulp. 285
It Happened Herep. 286
Charles Henri Ford's Archive Vanishesp. 288
Ernest Hemingway's Famous Lost Manuscripts, ca. 1922p. 289
Lost Timep. 290
No. 2p. 291
Discard Boxp. 292
Leaving New Yorkp. 294