One More Beat (2011)
Poems by Harris Schiff and Photographs by Monica Claire Antonie, Cover Art by Clark V. Fox. Back cover photo by Monica Claire Antonie. The book is 9 x 6 paper bound with uv coating. It is 88 pages and contains 27 poems by Harris Schiff and 27 photos by Monica Claire Antonie. There is an introduction written by Harris Schiff, which describes the 2nd and 3rd Generation of New York Poets. The book is dedicated to Ted Berrigan. 27 copies of AA-Z were signed by the poet, the photographer and the artist. It was printed at Warwick Press, Warwick, NY. ISBN# 978-0-615-53630-9
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Harris Schiff learned orphic techniques from Jack Spicer in San Francisco, California when he was part of the Gino & Carlo group in the early 60’s. His first published poem appeared in Stan Persky’s legendary magazine Open Space. During the late 60’s through the mid 80’s Harris was a significant participant in The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (1968-83) when the second generation of New York School Poets emerged. Harris’s earlier books include In The Heart of the Empire (United Artists, 1979), Yo-Yo's With Money – in collaboration with Ted Berrigan (United Artists, 1978), I Should Run for Cover but I’m Right Here (Angel Hair, 1978) and AbandonShip (Blue Press, 2005). An internet innovator, in 1996 Schiff launched $lavery – Cyberzine of the Arts, (http:www.cyberpoems.com), one of the oldest continuing literary e-zines on the Internet. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, American Poets Say Goodbye to the Twentieth Century (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1996) and many other magazines, e-zines and anthologies. He has given readings at Universities and festivals in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He participated in the VII Encuentro de Escritores Centro Americanos en San Jose, Costa Rica en 2010, also presenting his work at universities in El Salvador and Panama in 2010-11. Schiff is bilingual (English/Spanish). He has received Fellowships in Poetry from the NEA and the NY Foundation for the Arts. A substantial archive of Harris Schiff's correspondence, tapes of readings, videos, etc. is housed at the Emory University Library.
Monica Claire Antonie Poet Photos in One More Beat
Publisher and Editor of Accent Editions, Monica Claire Antonie began photographing poets, painters, and performers during the mid-1970s. She documented poetry readings, new wave performances, and works by artists in Andy Warhol’s sphere of influence. Monica worked at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC from 1978-2016. She photographed several of the Junior Council’s poetry events hosted by Lita Hornick. Her poet's photos have appeared in poetry magazines, books and films including: Nice to See You – Homage to Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, ed. (Coffee House Press, 1991); Dabble: Poems 1966-1980 by John Godfrey (Full Court Press, 1982); Superstar in a Housedress – The Jackie Curtis Movie (Craig Highberger, 2004); Collaborations (by Greg Masters Crony Books) as well as The Invisible Father (Movie about the Life of Piero Heliczer).
Clark V. Fox Cover Artist - One More Beat
A Native American who studied with Japanese art master Unichi Hiratsuka in the early 1960's, Clark's work is in numerous public and private collections including The National Gallery of Art, The Corcoran Museum of Art, The Phillips Collection, The Library of Congress, The National Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Institution, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum and The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Clark founded The Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C. and continued its development for 14 years. He 53 works in the permanent collection of The National Gallery in Washington, D.C. He has lived and painted in New York City since 1966.
One More Beat is also uniquely Schiffian, if I can coin a term, in its use of an intro by Harris that reads often like a prose poem setting the scene that Schiff came up in, in late '60s and '70s downtown Manhattan and The St. Mark's Poetry Project world, that was shimmeringly vibrant then in ways Harris evokes in his intro and the poems. The photos by Monica Claire Antonie capture many of the poets in that scene back then (and some still) and add to the sense that One More Beat isn't just a selection of tough and honest and lyrically "political" poems but a necessary historical artifact, evidence of a civilization more gutsy and lively and fun than what mainly passes for that now, but One More Beat reads more like music then document. Michael Lally