Category Archives: Event

“Frank O’Hara: In the Heart of Noise” — London, Nov. 9

If you’re in or near London next week, you’ll want to check out this event devoted to Frank O’Hara, featuring poet, critic, and New York Schoolologist extraordinaire Mark Ford and the Aurora Orchestra.  It will be on November 9th, at Kings Place in … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary All-Star Reading of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems in San Francisco

Just when you thought the hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems had died down, here comes another terrific sounding event that will again celebrate City Lights Books’ new edition of O’Hara’s 1964 volume. The evening is billed as a … Continue reading

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Jane Freilicher (1924-2014) and the Poets of the New York School

This week brought the very sad news that the artist Jane Freilicher has passed away at the age of 90.  Freilicher was, of course, a major, founding figure at the heart of the New York School, who was central to the movement and community … Continue reading

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Alice Notley Symposium: Alette in Oakland

This weekend, the Bay Area Public School is hosting a big symposium on the work of Alice Notley in Oakland, California.  The event features a great line-up of readers and speakers, including Notley herself, a keynote talk by Eileen Myles, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Bernadette Mayer Events: New York and the Czech Republic

  There are a couple of exciting events coming up featuring Bernadette Mayer, both in New York.  First, this Friday, October 17, at the Poetry Project at St. Marks, there will be a 25th anniversary celebration of the terrific small press Tender Buttons, which … Continue reading

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Celebrating Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems at UC Berkeley

The 50th anniversary celebrations of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems roll on with a terrific-sounding event, to be held at the University of California, Berkeley this week, featuring some great poets reading poems from the book. On October 2, 2014, “Lunch Poems: A Noontime Poetry Reading … Continue reading

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New Frank O’Hara Plaque Unveiled in New York

A few weeks ago, I posted a piece about the four New York apartments Frank O’Hara lived in.  I discussed the plaque that has long been above the front door of his apartment at 90 University Place, and a new plaque that the Greenwich Village … Continue reading

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Tim Keane on Frank O’Hara, at the Brooklyn Rail

Yet another piece on Frank O’Hara and his relevance to today’s culture and poetry has just been published — this one by Tim Keane at the Brooklyn Rail.  It’s a good, smart, substantial overview of O’Hara’s work and career, as well as … Continue reading

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Remembering Frank O’Hara’s Apartments

One of my favorite places in New York is a particular stretch in Greenwich Village along University Place, about halfway between Washington Square Park and Union Square.  Whenever I walk by the doorway at 90 University Place (now home to … Continue reading

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Lunch Poems Turns 50! A Reissue and a Celebratory Reading

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Frank O’Hara’s landmark book Lunch Poems, first published by City Lights Books in 1964.  In honor of the book’s half-century birthday, City Lights is publishing a special 50th anniversary edition, … Continue reading

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