Poems Retrieved by Frank O’Hara
New Paperback Edition – May 7, 2013
Edited by Donald Allen
Introduction by Bill Berkson
Published by City Lights Books
From City Lights website:
Originally published under Donald Allen’s classic Grey Fox Press imprint, Poems Retrieved is a substantial part of Frank O’Hara’s oeuvre, containing over 200 pages of previously unpublished poetry discovered after the publication of his posthumous Collected Poems in 1971. Featuring a new introduction by O’Hara expert and friend, poet and art critic Bill Berkson, Poems Retrieved has been completely reformatted and is essential for any reader of twentieth century poetry. As Berkson writes, “The breadth of what Frank O’Hara took to be poetry is reflected in the many kinds of poems he wrote. . . . Turning the pages of any of his collections, you wonder what he didn’t turn his hand to, what variety of poem he left untried or didn’t, in some cases, as if in passing, anticipate.”
[Read more at citylights.com]
Readings and discussion with Bill Berkson and Richard O. Moore celebrating the re-release of Poems Retrieved by Frank O’Hara, published by City Lights Books.
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:00 P.M.
City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco
From Museum of Modern Art:
Friday, June 8 and June 15, 2012
12:00 p.m., MoMA Sculpture Garden, east side (T3 in case of rain)
Free with Museum admission. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the 1960s, when poet Frank O’Hara worked at MoMA, he often spent his lunch breaks roaming the streets of midtown Manhattan, finding inspiration in the bustling city and its people, and writing poems about his encounters. For our special summer session of Modern Poets, two New York-based poets read their favorite Lunch Poems at lunchtime and then give you prompts and guidelines for hitting the streets and writing your own lunch poems.
June 8: Stefania Heim’s poems have appeared in numerous publications including Harp & Altar, La Petite Zine, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and The Literary Review. She is the author of a chapbook, 3 Poems, published by handheld editions, and Founding Editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation. She teaches at Columbia University and Hunter College.
June 15: Wayne Koestenbaum has published fifteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Humiliation, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Hotel Theory, and Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center.
For more information on these events go to moma.org
Tibor de Nagy Gallery
724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
January 15 – March 5, 2011
From Tibor de Nagy Gallery press release:
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery marks its 60th anniversary with “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and Poets,” an exhibition celebrating the gallery’s pivotal role in launching the New York School of Poets and fostering a new collaborative ethos among poets and painters in post-War New York…. The show features paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Leslie, Trevor Winkfield, Nell Blaine, Joe Brainard, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter; poetry collections published by the gallery’s imprint, Tibor de Nagy Editions, and featuring work by Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest and others, with illustrations by Tibor de Nagy artists; photographs and films by Rudy Burckhardt; letters, announcement cards and other ephemera; and archival photographs of leading cultural figures of the day by John Gruen and Fred McDarrah.
View the full press release and exhibition page on tibordenagy.com
An evening of poetry, film clips and reminiscences about the Tibor de Nagy Gallery’s role in shaping New York’s post-War literary and artistic vanguard. With poets John Ashbery, Bill Berkson and Ron Padgett; artist and filmmaker Alfred Leslie; and scholars Jenni Quilter and Douglas Crase, whose essays comprise the catalog for the exhibition “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and Poets.” Moderated by Robert Polito, director, The New School Writing Program.
January 31, 2011
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
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Lunch Poems (1964) by Frank O’Hara – first French translation –
Poèmes déjeuner by Frank O’Hara
Translated by Olivier Brossard and Ron Padgett
Afterword and notes by Olivier Brossard
Cover photo: Saul Leiter
Published by éditions joca seria – Nantes, France
éditions joca seria website
Format: 15 x 20 cm
“this pertains to me which means to me you” – The Correspondence of Kenneth Koch & Frank O’Hara 1955-1956 Part I and II
Editor: Josh Schneiderman
Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative
Project Description (from The Center for the Humanities, CUNY website)
this pertains to me which means to me you is a selection of correspondence between Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara. The letters, which were written over an eighteen-month period from 1955 to 1956, provide an account of the poets’ important, if often overlooked, friendship. Full of poems, literary gossip, and nods to artistic influences, Koch and O’Hara’s correspondence also chronicles a key moment in what would come to be know as the New York School of poets.
Part I: 38 pp, soft-bound, stapled
Part II: 34 pp, soft-bound, stapled
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates LUX’s new DVD release of Cool Man in a Golden Age: Alfred Leslie Selected Films. The program will feature two films: The Last Clean Shirt (1963-64) produced, directed and photographed by Alfred Leslie with subtitles by Frank O’Hara; and U.S.A: Poetry: Frank O’Hara (1966), No. 11 in the film series produced and directed by Richard O. Moore. The program will be introduced by Daniel Kane, author of We Saw the Light, Conversations between the New American Cinema and Poetry. The evening has been organized by Charles Silver, curator, MoMA Department of Film.
Friday, December 4, 2009, 8:PM. T1: (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY. Tickets are available at the Museum lobby information desk. More information: 203 708-9400.
The Worcester County Poetry Association presents the program “Celebrating Frank O’Hara.” Join poets Alan Feldman and Gerrit Lansing, the O’Hara family, and members of the WCPA as they celebrate the poetry and life of Frank O’Hara.
Thursday, November 19, 2009:
Poetry Reading & O’Hara Celebration in the Gallery at 7:00pm
In the Café at 5:30pm: Absinthe Tasting with Jerome Cloche
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Museum Admission $10 – Free to WAM members
Worcester County Poetry Association website
“An Evening of Frank O’Hara” with an introduction by Charles North and poetry readings by Hettie Jones and Tony Towle at the Schimmel Theater at Pace University, NYC Downtown Campus, 2 Spruce Street on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM.
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