Archive for December, 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

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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.