Archive for May, 2014

Lunch Poems: 50th Anniversary Edition

Hardcover Edition
Release Date: June 10, 2014

Preface by John Ashbery
Editor’s Note by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lunch Poems: 50th Anniversary

From City Lights Books:

Lunch Poems, first published in 1964 as Number 19 in the Pocket Poets series, is widely considered to be Frank O’Hara’s freshest and most accomplished collection of poetry. This new, expanded 50th Anniversary edition includes a preface by O’Hara’s friend and fellow poet, John Ashbery, an editor’s note by City Lights publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and a selection of previously unpublished correspondence between Ferlinghetti and O’Hara.

Poetry Project Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Lunch Poems

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
8:00 pm

The Poetry Project
at St. Marks Church
131 E. 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

City Lights and The Poetry Project present a reading of Lunch Poems in its entirety on Wednesday, June 11th, 8pm. With Justin Vivian Bond, Peter Schjeldahl, Hettie Jones, David Shapiro, Tony Towle, Michael Lally, Edmund Berrigan, John Godfrey, Trisha Low, Trace Peterson, David Henderson, Patricia Spears Jones, Edwin Torres, Charles North, Karen Weiser, Simone White, Adam Fitzgerald, Vincent Katz, Erica Hunt, Andrew Durbin, John Coletti, Jacqueline Waters, Bruce Andrews, Sharon Mesmer, Vyt Bakaitis, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Arlo Quint, Lisa Jarnot, Lee Ann Brown, Kimberly Lyons, Marcella Durand and more to be announced.