Kostelanetz, Richard

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Richard Kostelanetz was born on May 14, 1940, in New York, NY. He is the son of Boris Kostelanetz, a lawyer, and Ethel (Cory) Kostelanetz. He received his B.A. from Brown University in 1962 with honors. He pursued graduate study at King's College in London from 1964 to 1965 and received an M.A. from Columbia University in 1966. Richard Kostelanetz is a writer, visual artist, critic, poet, composer, filmmaker, video artist, lecturer and editor of the avant-garde. In 1971, employing a radically formalist approach, Kostelanetz produced the novel "In the Beginning", which consists of the alphabet, in single- and double-letter combinations, unfolding over 30 pages. Most of his other literary work also challenges the reader in unconventional ways and is often printed in limited editions at small presses. In 1999 he published the "Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes." Kostelanetz has lectured and given readings of his poetry and fiction at numerous colleges and universities. He has exhibited his book art, visual poetry, and other works in over 60 group exhibitions and numerous solo exhibitions. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships.

From the description of Richard Kostelanetz papers, 1961-1997. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476113915

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referencedIn Harmon, William, 1938-. William Harmon papers, 1939-2000 (correspondents K-L). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Anne Waldman Papers (1945-2012, bulk 1965-2000) University of Michigan
creatorOf KOSTELANETZ, RICHARD. Franklin Furnace artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Montag, Tom. Tom Montag papers, 1966-2002. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Murphy Library
referencedIn Economou, George. George Economou papers, 1954-1996. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Pietri, Pedro Juan, 1943-2004. Papers 1939-2004 ; bulk: 1970-2002. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Richard. Postcard, Dec., 1969, New York, N.Y. to Mr. and Mrs. John Ashmead. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Davidovich, Jaime, 1936-. Jaime Davidovich promo tape for Artist Television Network [videorecording]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Audio collection of June Jordan [sound recording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998. Dick Higgins Collection, 1958-2002 UMBC, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Richard. Kostelanetz, Richard : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Elliott, George P., 1918-1980. Papers, 1957-1979. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. Papers of Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). Library of Congress
creatorOf Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan). The Alternative Press records, 1961-1998 (bulk 1970-1995). University of Michigan
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Richard. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Byrum, John. [Cleveland poetry chapbook collection]. Cleveland Public Library, Main Library
creatorOf Choice Magazine. Records, 1961-1970. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Owens, Rochelle. Papers, 1900-1997. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Richard. Richard Kostelanetz papers, 1961-1997. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf KOSTELANETZ, RICHARD. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Papers relating to Blind Date and New Blind Date, 1979-2005 (bulk 1987-1998). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wilentz, Ted. Ted and Joan Wilentz collection of Fluxus-related materials, 1963-1983. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998. Dick Higgins papers, ca. 1960-1994 (bulk 1972-1993). Getty Research Institute
creatorOf West Coast Poetry Review. Records, 1969-1984. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Kostelanetz, Richard. Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1974-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Foreman, Paul, 1943-. Paul Foreman Papers, 1919-1979, and the Records of Thorp Springs Press 1967-1982. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Brown University. Library (Providence, Rhode Island). Selected correspondence, 1913-1993, "Hogue" to "Kuska". Brown University, John Hay Library
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associatedWith Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan) corporateBody
associatedWith Ashmead, John, 1917- person
associatedWith Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006. person
associatedWith Berryman, John, 1914-1972. person
associatedWith Brown University. Library (Providence, Rhode Island). corporateBody
associatedWith Burke, Kenneth, 1897-1993. person
associatedWith Choice Magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Economou, George. person
correspondedWith Elliott, George P., 1918-1980. person
associatedWith Foreman, Paul, 1943-. person
associatedWith Harmon, William, 1938- person
associatedWith Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998. person
associatedWith Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. person
associatedWith Jordan, June, 1936-2002. person
associatedWith Montag, Tom. person
associatedWith Owens, Rochelle. person
associatedWith Pietri, Pedro Juan, 1943-2004. person
associatedWith Waldman, Anne, 1945-. person
associatedWith West Coast Poetry Review. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilentz, Ted. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Authors, American--20th century
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Poets, American--20th century
Artists and community





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