Category Archives: Video

Rare footage of Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, and Amiri Baraka reading in 1959*

Via the Allen Ginsberg Project, I just learned of the existence of some rare, but apparently now-available, footage by the experimental filmmaker Jonas Mekas that features Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones), and Ray Bremser giving a … Continue reading

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Standing Inside One of Ashbery’s Poems: Reviews of “John Ashbery Collects”

A follow-up to my earlier post about John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things, the exhibition that is currently showing at the Loretta Howard Gallery in New York: there have been several interesting reviews of the show, including a sharp and insightful piece … Continue reading

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Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman reading “Memorial Day,” c. 1973

This rare video of Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman reading their long collaborative poem “Memorial Day” in 1973 was just published yesterday on the Smithsonian’s youtube channel (perhaps in honor of the holiday just passed).  It’s great to have it … Continue reading

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