Archive for 2009

The Correspondence of Kenneth Koch & Frank O’Hara 1955-1956 Part I and II

“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


Cool Men in a Golden Age: Alfred Leslie and Frank O’Hara

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.

Celebrating Frank O’Hara

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
Worcester, MA

Museum Admission $10 – Free to WAM members
Worcester County Poetry Association website

“Pictures & Poetry” – “An Evening of Frank O’Hara”

“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.

Click here for more information

Selected Poems (Paperback)

Paperback Publication: September 8, 2009 Selected Poems

Selected Poems
by Frank O’Hara

Edited by Mark Ford
Published by Alfred A. Knopf

This generous new selection by Mark Ford reflects all the phases and varied achievements of O’Hara’s career, including his drama, and is followed by an appendix of key prose texts such as “Personism,” in which O’Hara succinctly summed up his overall approach to poetry: “You just go on your nerve.”

For more about the book, click here

Howl! Arts Project 2009 – Try! Try!

Verse Theatre Manhattan presents Poets Theater Double Bill as part of the Howl! Arts Project 2009.

Try! Try! by Frank O’Hara
Produced by Richard Ryan


Clutter by Kristin Prevallet

September 28, 2009 8:00 PM
September 29, 2009 8:00 PM

45 Bleecker Street Theatre
45 Bleecker Street (Just East of Lafayette at Mulberry Street)
New York, NY 10012

Event Info
Ticket Info
Verse Theater Manhattan
Howl! Festival 2009 website – 45 Bleecker St Theatre Events