Max Blagg

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Max Blagg is a British-born poet, writer, and performer from England. Blagg has performed in New York City since 1971. He is currently a Visiting lecturer in poetry at The New School in New York City (continuous from 2005).


Max Blagg was reportedly born in 1948[1] at Retford, England. He immigrated to New York City in 1971, and still lives there today. He was recognized as an influential performer, respected writer, and poet in the New York literary scene.

In 1992, his poem "What Fits?" was the soundtrack to a commercial for Gap jeans.[2]


The venues where Blagg has performed include the Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, Jackie 60, Cable gallery, Nuyorican's Poet's café, St Marks Church, Bowery Poetry Club, CBGB, KGB Bar, Performing Garage, Mudd Club, and many other cultural landmarks.

Magazines published in:

  • Bomb
  • Shiny
  • Lacanian Ink
  • Interview
  • Village Voice
  • Night
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Bald Ego
  • Open City
  • Black Book
  • Room 101
  • The East Hampton Star
  • Sensitive Skin Magazine

Film Appearances:

  • "Total Recall" June 11, 2007

Newspapers published in:

  • New York Times, "I Am The Chelsea Hotel". April 30, 2006


  • From Here to Maternity (Disco Version) Aloes Books/Hotel Firbank, 1980
  • From Here to Maternity - Aloes Books London 1982
  • Monkey - Appearances 18 (special issue) 1991
  • Licking the Fun Up - Aloes Books London 1991
  • Pink Instrument - Lumen Boston 1998
  • Eat a Peach - (privately printed) 2006
  • Up is Up and So is Down NYC Writing and Art from the 80's. edited by Brandon Stosuy, New York Press, 2006
  • What Love Sees in the Distance - Open City Books 2008
  • Ticket Out (novel in progress)
  • 101 Nights (stories in preparation)


  1. ^ Around 1948: an October 1992 article of Entertainment Weekly describes him as "43-year-old Max Blagg".
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