Celebrating National Poetry Month: Gerard Malanga

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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Gerard Malanga began writing poetry as a teenager, and has published numerous books of poetry, including chic death (1971), Mythologies of the Heart (1996), and No Respect: New And Selected Poems 1964-2000 (2001). Influenced by poets Paul Blackburn, Charles Olson and Charles Simic, Malanga’s expansive, free-verse poetry often engages themes of perception and intimacy. He will read a selection of his poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Best known as a founding pillar of Andy Warhol's factory, Malanga worked closely with Warhol during the 60s and was involved in all phases of Warhol's creative output in silkscreen painting and filmmaking. He was featured in several of Warhol’s films, collaborated with Warhol on his “Screen Tests” project, and was a member of Warhol’s cross-genre undertaking, “The Exploding Plastic Inevitable” - they also founded Interview magazine together in 1969.

He's also a talented photographer in his own right and has shot so many iconic images you probably wouldn't  know about.The cover of Iggy Pop's The Idiot? Malanga. Patti Smith on the 68th Street Subway? Malanga.

Malanga has also published the photography books Good Girls (1994) and Resistance to Memory (1998). He served as the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s first photo archivist, and edited a study on the link between photography and voyeurism, Scopophilia: The Love of Looking (1985). With Victor Bockris, Malanga co-authored Up-Tight: The Velvet Underground Story (2003).


Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will not be used at this event but can be made available with advance notice. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com

Whisper Sweet Nothings & Other Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937073688
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Bottle of Smoke Press - October 4th, 2016

No Respect: New & Selected Poems 1964-2000 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781574231625
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Black Sparrow Press - June 1st, 2001