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

Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting

Hammer Museum
November 9, 2008 – February 8, 2009

Oranges and Sardines is an exhibition of art chosen by six contemporary abstract painters – Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, and Christopher Wool. The artists’ choices developed during many conversations with Gary Garrels, the curator of the exhibition. The artists each chose one of their own recent paintings as well as work by other artists including Paul Klee, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, Pablo Picasso, Dieter Roth and others.

The title for the exhibition was inspired by the poem “Why I Am Not a Painter” by Frank O’Hara. The poem is featured in the exhibition and the catalogue.




For more information, videos and lectures go to the Hammer Museum website.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 443-7000

Frank O’Hara: Selected Poems at Lunchtime


Poetry Reading-
Frank O’Hara: Selected Poems at Lunchtime

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

From MoMA.org:

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.”

National Poetry Month: Knopf’s Poem-a-Day

April 2008:

Knopf’s Poem-a-Day e-mail newsletter for April 2nd features Frank O’Hara’s ‘Avenue A.’ Also included is a link to a downloadable broadside of ‘Having a Coke With You.

To receive the Poem-a-Day emails go to The Borzoi Reader Online.
To see to view the April 2nd newsletter click here.

Selected Poems

Winter/Spring 2008: Selected Poems


Selected Poems
by Frank O’Hara

Edited by Mark Ford
Published by Alfred A. Knopf

Hardcover Publication: February 26, 2008

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 go to The Borzoi Reader Online

Exhibition – Manhattan Noon

Winter 2007 – Spring 2008

Manhattan Noon: Photographs by Gus Powell

Museum of the City of New York
Exhibition: Dec. 15, 2007 – May 18, 2008

From mcny.org:

The midday meanderings of New Yorkers on their lunch breaks, famously captured by Frank O’Hara in his 1964 collection Lunch Poems, are the subject of Manhattan Noon, the first large-scale New York presentation of the recent photographs of Gus Powell. The exhibition features some 30 color images, taken by Powell during his lunch hour, that capture the city’s inhabitants in, as O’Hara wrote, “the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon.”

Public Programs:

Gallery Talk
Saturday, January 12, 2:00 PM

Estelle Parsons Reads Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems

Sunday, January 13, 12:00 PM

Gallery Talk
Saturday, February 9, 12:00 PM