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Max Blagg

Max Blagg is a British writer and performer living and working in New York. He has published a variety of different books of poetry, artist books, and collaborative books including Licking The Fun Up, Pink Instrument, Eat A Peach, Notations on a Trek, and Don't Look Back, and is currently working on the novel Ticket Out. Max is a frequent contributor to Bomb, Interview, Village Voice, and Aperture, and is also the co-editor of the art and literature publication The Bald Ego. He is on the visiting faculty for both the New School and the School of Visual Arts in New York.


Bald Ego Online

The late arts writer Glenn O'Brien and poet Max Blagg hosted the Bald Ego Online series from 2005-2006, featuring Duncan Hannah, Ron Padgett, Anna Akhmatova, Donald Barthelme, an Anthology of New York Poets, and more. 

After O'Brien passed away in 2017, Clocktower re-introduced the series in remembrance of the writer's life in the New York art scene. He will be sorely missed.   

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Armory Show 2006: Bald Ego Edition

Max Blagg and Glenn O'Brien sit in the Art International Radio skybox high above the acres of art and cool, casting their canny gaze across the affairs below.