Photograph by Richard O. Moore

USA: Poetry - Frank O'Hara

USA: Poetry was produced and directed by Richard O. Moore for National Education Television. The twelve part documentary series which was produced in 1965-66, showcased many poets including, Anne Sexton, John Wieners, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, John Ashbery, William Everson, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Kenneth Koch, Ed Sanders, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, Richard Wilbur, Denise Levertov, and Louis Zukofsky.

Here are three clips from the program that features Frank O'Hara. The program was filmed on March 5, 1966 and originally aired on September 1, 1966.


USA Artists: Barnett Newman

Frank O'Hara and Barnett Newman discuss his paintings, his influences, and the nature of modern art.

This program, The Continuity of Vision, was part of the Channel 13 series Art: New York. It originally aired on December 8, 1964. Producer - Colin Clark, Associate Producer - Bill Berkson, Director - Bruce Minnix, Associate Director - Ina Korek.

For more videos from the "USA: Arts" and "USA: Poetry" series go to Video Thirteen

Frank O’Hara: Selected Poems at Lunchtime (July 16, 2008)
from Thirteen Forum

Join poets Lee Ann Brown, Dan Chiasson, Hettie Jones, Vincent Katz, Philip Schultz, and Frank’s sister, Maureen O’Hara, as they commemorate his legacy by reading works chosen from O’Hara’s Selected Poems in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Also hear a few of their own works. This event was held by MoMA, the Poetry Society of America, and Alfred A. Knopf.