Paul Maziar

Paul Maziar is a writer living in Portland. A chapbook of his poems, Little Advantages, was published by Couch Press in 2013. Works from his forthcoming Pneumatics can be read at Brooklyn Rail, and a few from another new ms, Occupations, will be published by Across the Margin. Paul is co-editor of the poetry and art journal and small press edition Banqueted alongside Chris Ashby, and is co-editing an anthology of baseball poems with poet Jesse Morse. Paul's art writings can be found at artcritical.com.



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Cover of the book under review. Courtesy of New Directions Publishing.

“Romantic and adventurous language”: Robert Walser’s Critical Essays

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

A new anthology of translated essays by the critic Robert Walser — with needed insights for the contemporary era.


An etching rom "Gloria, twenty-eight poems by Bill Berkson with twenty-five etchings by Alex Katz", Arion Press, 2005

Living As Variously As Possible: Bill Berkson, 1939-2016

Friday, June 24th, 2016

a tribute to the poet and art critic who died June 16


Excerpt from the projection work Shadow Theater, published in Marcel Broodthaers: My Ogre Book, Shadow Theater, Midnight (Siglio, 2016).

Ad Absurdum: A Collection of Poems by Marcel Broodthaers

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

I new translation collects two poems and a suite of appropriated images in one volume.


Scott Zieher, Wave Pattern, 2015. Collage on found paper, 14 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ampersand.

SkyDancers and Concrete Poetry: Scott Zieher at Ampersand

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The collagist and gallerist presents “Totems & Cantos” in Portland, OR.


Cover of the book under review. Courtesy of La Fábrica.

“No doubt she’s in control”: A New Niki de Saint Phalle Monograph

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

An oft-overlooked and misunderstood painter and sculptor gets a close look by the Guggenheim Bilbao


Jeremy Okai

Politics on the Canvas, Online, Now: A Studio Visit with Jeremy Okai Davis

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

A visit with a painter thinking through jazz, politics, history, and the craft of painting in the contemporary era.


Joseph Mallord William Turner, Depositing of John Bellini’s Three Pictures in La Chiesa Redentore, Venice, 1841. Oil on canvas, 29 x 45 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.

500 Years of Earth: A Survey of Landscapes at the Portland Art Museum

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

A traveling exhibition presents the changing way artists have approached nature over the past half millennium.