Song (Is it dirty)

This recording is an audio excerpt from the TV program USA: Poetry: Frank O'Hara. This episode was the 11th in a series of interviews and readings, produced and directed by Richard Moore, for KQED-TV and WNET. This segment of the program was filmed on March 5, 1966 in New York City at O'Hara's home. The show originally aired on September 1, 1966.
Metaphysical Poem
Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)
Political Poem on a Last Line of Pasternak's
Poem (Hoopla! yah yah yah)


Four recordings of poems read by Frank O'Hara at a poetry reading at the Lockwood Memorial Library, SUNY, Buffalo on September 25, 1964.
The Inca Mystery [Excerpt from 3 Poems About Kenneth Koch]
The Trout Quintet


These two poems were recorded at a poetry reading at New York University, April 7, 1964.

External Audio Links

New York Review of Books Podcast
Edward Mendelson on Frank O'Hara

Edward Mendelson talks with Sasha Weiss about Frank O'Hara.

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September 15, 2008 - 18 mins. / 17 MB
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New York Review of Books Podcast
Readings from Frank O'Hara's Selected Poems

Edward Mendelson reads selections from Frank O'Hara's work.

"Poem" (Lana Turner has collapsed!)
"Anxiety"
"Cohasset"
"Little Elegy for Antonio Machado"
"Aus einem April"
"To the Film Industry in Crisis"

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September 15, 2008 - 9 mins. / 8.79 MB
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Museum of Modern Art - Think Modern
Modern Poets: Frank O'Hara

"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."




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Novermber 30, 2006 - 61 mins. / 66 MB
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Poetry Reading at the Museum of Modern Art
Frank O'Hara: Selected Poems at Lunchtime

Participants include poets Lee Ann Brown, Dan Chiasson, Hettie Jones, Vincent Katz and Philip Schultz.

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July 16, 2008 - 72 mins. / 67 MB
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