Author Archives: Raphael Rubinstein

“On the New York-Hawley Bus”

First published in Big Bridge #12, an online literary magazine founded in 1997, this group of short poems also appeared in a series of limited editions from the French press Collectif Génération, including this version by Elena Berriolo.

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“Poem Beginning with a Line from Robert Ashley”

It was in the album notes to Ashley’s sublime Perfect Lives that I found the phrase that inspired this poem, published in the Brooklyn Rail.

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“What Happened”

“What Happened,” a poem about “poetic development” or maybe anti-poetic development (The Duplications, August 2005). It is included in The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces (2007).

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Three Poems (about pop music)

All three poems have a connection to music: the first is an elegy for Mary Hansen of Stereolab, the second references Morrissey, the third builds on a line from The Slits’s song “Instant Hit” (which is about PIL guitarist Keith Levene) and concludes with a memory of how news of Sid Vicious’s death affected patrons of Max’s Kansas City the night of Feb. 2, 1979. (Published in The Symptom, 10, Spring 2009)

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Reading “A Geniza” at This Red Door

This is a video of the first reading/performance of my poem “A Geniza” (at This Red Door,  Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, December 16, 2012)

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“R.T. (ca. 1873-1919)”

R.T. (ca. 1873-1919),” a poem about Raphael Taboush, a Syrian Jewish musician from Aleppo. (published in E.ratio, Winter 2014)

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

In 2006, I was interviewed on the state of art criticism by the ABC for “The Book Show.” Here is a transcript.

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on Yale Radio (2014)

Brainard Carey interviewed me (by phone) for his “The Art World Demystified” show on Yale Radio.

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Interviewed by Joan Waltemath, Brooklyn Rail, July 2013

This interview is focused on my “Reinventing Abstraction” exhibition.

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“Some Ways of Looking at ‘Some Trees’”

a poem “written through” John Ashbery’s “Some Trees” (from Jacket 40, 2010)

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