Category Archives: David Shapiro

Buried at Springs: Frank O’Hara’s Funeral (7/27/66)

51 years ago today, Frank O’Hara was buried in Green River Cemetery, in Springs, New York, just steps away from the grave of one of his heroes, Jackson Pollock, two days after being struck down by a dune buggy on … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Katz, Alfred Leslie, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Guest, Bill Berkson, David Shapiro, Edwin Denby, Frank O'Hara, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, James Schuyler, Joe LeSueur, Kenneth Koch, Larry Rivers, MoMA, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning | 7 Comments

Bill Berkson (1939-2016) and Frank O’Hara: “Bill’s School of New York”

Yesterday brought the very sad news that the poet and art critic Bill Berkson had passed away at the age of 76.  Berkson was of course of central importance to the New York School and its legacy, and over the coming days and months there … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Bill Berkson, David Shapiro, Frank O'Hara, In Memoriam, James Schuyler, Joe LeSueur, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Pierre Reverdy, Ron Padgett, Uncategorized, Willem de Kooning | 1 Comment

Frank Lima’s Inventory Reviewed in the Chicago Tribune

  At the Chicago Tribune, there is a review by Jake Marmer of the new collection of Frank Lima’s work (which I wrote about here).  Marmer notes that the book, published by City Lights, “spans the lifetime of this enigmatic poet, who fell in … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Book Review, David Shapiro, Frank Lima, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch

Frank Lima’s Ode to the New York School of Poets

The poet Frank Lima, who passed away in 2013, was an important yet undersung member of the New York School of poetry’s second generation.  Although he was close with Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch, David Shapiro, and many other poets of the first and … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Beats, David Shapiro, Frank Lima, Frank O'Hara, Guillaume Apollinaire, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman | 1 Comment

“The kismet of this TV night”: Frank O’Hara on Television

In 2008, many Frank O’Hara fans were pleasantly surprised when his poetry was given a big cameo in the acclaimed television show Mad Men.  But that wasn’t the last of O’Hara finding his way onto TV in recent years. A … Continue reading

Posted in David Shapiro, Film, Frank O'Hara, Jim Jarmusch, Kenneth Koch, Mad Men, Television | 1 Comment

The Day Frank Died: Elegies for Frank O’Hara

Yesterday marked the 47th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s tragic death at the age of 40 on July 25, 1966.  To mark the occasion, the New Republic posted a brief tribute to O’Hara that features two (very different) poems that were … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, David Shapiro, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Marjorie Perloff, Poems, Ted Berrigan | 1 Comment