Archive for the ‘Poetry Readings’ Category
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
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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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.
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
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Museum of Modern Art
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, exterior, first floor
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
Alfred A. Knopf, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Poetry Society of America present a reading from the recently published Selected Poems by Frank O’Hara, edited by Mark Ford (which includes poetry, a play, and essays). Held at lunchtime, the program commemorates O’Hara’s tradition of writing poetry during his lunch hour while working at MoMA. Participants include poets Lee Ann Brown, Dan Chiasson, Hettie Jones, Vincent Katz, Philip Schultz, and others. Selected Poems, as well as O’Hara’s In Memory of My Feelings, will be available for sale following the reading.
Please note: Lunch will be available for purchase at the Espresso Bar in the Garden. In case of rain, the program will be held in the Titus Theater 2, also accessible through the 11 West 53 Street entrance.
This program is free with Museum admission. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.”
Madison Square Reads:
A Strictly New York Joie de Vivre: Celebrating the Work of Frank O’Hara
With Billy Collins and Paul Violi
Presented by the National Book Foundation
August 2, 2007, 6:30 PM
Madison Square Park
Located between Fifth and Madison Avenues and 23rd and 26th Streets
New York City
The poet Frank O’Hara (awarded the National Book Award for Poetry posthumously in 1972) was a key figure in the postwar New York School of poets and painters which includes poets John Ashbery and James Schuyler, and painters Larry Rivers and Jasper Johns. His deceptively straightforward poems are in fact complex representations of a revolutionary sensibility. O’Hara’s influence on succeeding generations of poets, as well as on the cultural landscape of New York City, is undeniable. Poets Billy Collins and Paul Violi will read from O’Hara’s work as well as their own, and discuss O’Hara’s continuing influence on contemporary poetry and the literary culture of New York City. Billy Collins was United States Poet Laureate from 2001–2003; he has published eight collections of poetry and edited two anthologies of contemporary poetry. Paul Violi is the author of twelve poetry books and has been published widely in magazines and anthologies. His many poetry awards include grants from The American Academy of Arts and Letters and The Ingram Merrill Foundation. He teaches in the New School graduate writing program and at Columbia University. Poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher will moderate. Craig Morgan Teicher’s poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many publications, including, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Bookforum, and Poets & Writers. His first book, Brenda Is In The Room And Other Poems, won the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry and is due out this November. He works as an editor at Publishers Weekly.
NYC Events: Poets House, The Poetry Project and MoMA
Passwords: Bill Berkson on Frank O’Hara
Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.
Poets House, 72 Spring Street, Second floor
Poet Bill Berkson explores the life and work of O’Hara (1926-1986) in the year 1956, at the time of his thirtieth birthday, when he was preparing the manuscript of his first major collection, Meditations in an Emergency.
Bill Berkson is a poet, critic, teacher and sometime curator, who is the author of sixteen books and pamphlets of poetry, including the recent collections Serenade and Fugue State. During the 1960s he collaborated with Frank O’Hara on Hymns of St. Bridget & Other Writings. He teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Tickets ($7; free to members of Poet’s House, the Poetry Project, and MoMA) are available at the door on the evening of the program. For more information please call (212) 431-7920.
Frank O’Hara Reading
Wednesday, November 29, 8:00 p.m.
The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10 Street, at Second Avenue
With Bill Berkson, Anselm Berrigan, CA Conrad, Bob Holman, Patricia Spears Jones, Kimberly Lyons, Eileen Myles, Ron Padgett, David Shapiro, Lytle Shaw, John Yau, and others
Tickets ($8; $7students and seniors; $5 MoMA members; free to Members of Poet’s House and the Poetry Project) are available at the door on the evening of the program. For more information, please call (212) 674-0910.
Frank O’Hara at MoMA
Thursday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.
The Celeste Bartos Theater and MoMA Library and Archives Reading Rooms
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
4 West 54 Street
Frank O’Hara worked at The Museum of Modern Art on and off for fifteen years—first selling postcards, then curating exhibitions, writing catalogue copy, and composing poems during his lunch hour. This program features poets John Ashbery and Bill Berkson, artist Alfred Leslie, and Museum Archivist Michelle Elligott as they share their memories of O’Hara and his love for poetry and art during his time at MoMA. Selected archival material from the Frank O’Hara Papers, such as correspondence, handwritten notes, and installation photographs, and printed materials such as illustrated books of poetry and exhibition catalogues, will be on view in the Library and Archives’s new Reading Rooms.
Tickets ($10, MoMA, Poets House, and Poetry Project members $8, students and seniors $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk and the Film and Media desk, or online at www.ticketweb.com.
* UPDATE: Listen to the November 30th MoMA event
Download Mp3 from MoMA.org Novermber 30, 2006 – 61 mins. / 66 MB