Frank O’Hara’s LUNCH POEMS, 50th Anniversary All-Star Reading

Friday, February 6, 2015
7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Location:
McRoskey Mattress Company, 3rd Floor
1687 Market Street (at Gough)
San Francisco, CA

From City Lights Books website:

Come celebrate 50 years of Frank O’Hara’s LUNCH POEMS with a reading of the book in its entirety by local writers, artists, and more special guests including Bill Berkson, Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, Michael McClure, Clark Coolidge, Kathleen Fraser, Michael Palmer, Norma Cole, Dodie Bellamy, & others TBA! Held at the McRoskey Mattress Co. located at 1687 Market Street at Gough in San Francisco.

Admission is $10 ($5 low income & free to SFSU students & Poetry Center members)

Cosponsored by The Poetry Center, The Green Arcade, and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

For more info go to:
http://www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=2240
or
http://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2015-02-07-030000/394001

Lunch Poems: 50th Anniversary Edition

Hardcover Edition
Release Date: June 10, 2014

Preface by John Ashbery
Editor’s Note by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lunch Poems: 50th Anniversary

From City Lights Books:

Lunch Poems, first published in 1964 as Number 19 in the Pocket Poets series, is widely considered to be Frank O’Hara’s freshest and most accomplished collection of poetry. This new, expanded 50th Anniversary edition includes a preface by O’Hara’s friend and fellow poet, John Ashbery, an editor’s note by City Lights publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and a selection of previously unpublished correspondence between Ferlinghetti and O’Hara.

Poetry Project Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Lunch Poems

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
8:00 pm

The Poetry Project
at St. Marks Church
131 E. 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-674-0910

City Lights and The Poetry Project present a reading of Lunch Poems in its entirety on Wednesday, June 11th, 8pm. With Justin Vivian Bond, Peter Schjeldahl, Hettie Jones, David Shapiro, Tony Towle, Michael Lally, Edmund Berrigan, John Godfrey, Trisha Low, Trace Peterson, David Henderson, Patricia Spears Jones, Edwin Torres, Charles North, Karen Weiser, Simone White, Adam Fitzgerald, Vincent Katz, Erica Hunt, Andrew Durbin, John Coletti, Jacqueline Waters, Bruce Andrews, Sharon Mesmer, Vyt Bakaitis, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Arlo Quint, Lisa Jarnot, Lee Ann Brown, Kimberly Lyons, Marcella Durand and more to be announced.

http://poetryproject.org/wed-611-lunch-poems/

Poems Retrieved – New Edition

Poems Retrieved by Frank O'HaraPoems Retrieved by Frank O’Hara
New Paperback Edition – May 7, 2013
Edited by Donald Allen
Introduction by Bill Berkson
Published by City Lights Books

From City Lights website:

Originally published under Donald Allen’s classic Grey Fox Press imprint, Poems Retrieved is a substantial part of Frank O’Hara’s oeuvre, containing over 200 pages of previously unpublished poetry discovered after the publication of his posthumous Collected Poems in 1971. Featuring a new introduction by O’Hara expert and friend, poet and art critic Bill Berkson, Poems Retrieved has been completely reformatted and is essential for any reader of twentieth century poetry. As Berkson writes, “The breadth of what Frank O’Hara took to be poetry is reflected in the many kinds of poems he wrote. . . . Turning the pages of any of his collections, you wonder what he didn’t turn his hand to, what variety of poem he left untried or didn’t, in some cases, as if in passing, anticipate.”

[Read more at citylights.com]

Poèmes déjeuner

Lunch Poems (1964) by Frank O’Hara – first French translation —

Poèmes déjeuner by Frank O’Hara
Translated by Olivier Brossard and Ron Padgett
Afterword and notes by Olivier Brossard
Cover photo: Saul Leiter

Poèmes déjeunerPublished by éditions joca seria – Nantes, France
éditions joca seria website

Format: 15 x 20 cm
112 pages
Isbn: 9782848091419

The Correspondence of Kenneth Koch & Frank O’Hara 1955-1956 Part I and II

“this pertains to me which means to me you” – The Correspondence of Kenneth Koch & Frank O’Hara 1955-1956 Part I and II

Editor: Josh Schneiderman
Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative

Project Description (from The Center for the Humanities, CUNY website)
this pertains to me which means to me you is a selection of correspondence between Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara. The letters, which were written over an eighteen-month period from 1955 to 1956, provide an account of the poets’ important, if often overlooked, friendship. Full of poems, literary gossip, and nods to artistic influences, Koch and O’Hara’s correspondence also chronicles a key moment in what would come to be know as the New York School of poets.

Part I: 38 pp, soft-bound, stapled

Part II: 34 pp, soft-bound, stapled
The Correspondence of Kenneth Koch & Frank O'Hara

Selected Poems (Paperback)

Paperback Publication: September 8, 2009 Selected Poems


Selected Poems
by Frank O’Hara

Edited by Mark Ford
Published by Alfred A. Knopf

This generous new selection by Mark Ford reflects all the phases and varied achievements of O’Hara’s career, including his drama, and is followed by an appendix of key prose texts such as “Personism,” in which O’Hara succinctly summed up his overall approach to poetry: “You just go on your nerve.”

For more about the book, click here

Selected Poems

Winter/Spring 2008: Selected Poems


Selected Poems
by Frank O’Hara

Edited by Mark Ford
Published by Alfred A. Knopf

Hardcover Publication: February 26, 2008

This generous new selection by Mark Ford reflects all the phases and varied achievements of O’Hara’s career, including his drama, and is followed by an appendix of key prose texts such as “Personism,” in which O’Hara succinctly summed up his overall approach to poetry: “You just go on your nerve.”

For more about the book go to The Borzoi Reader Online

Poems From the Tibor de Nagy Editions

Poems from the Tibor de Nagy Editions 1952-1966 by Frank O’Hara

Poems From the Tibor de Nagy EditionsForeword by Bill Berkson. Published by Tibor de Nagy Editions, New York, December 2006.

A City Winter and Other Poems, Oranges: 12 Pastorals, and Love Poems (Tentative Title), have been reissued together in this paperback edition. Originally the three separate volumes of poetry were published in limited editions.

Cover photograph by Renate Ponsold. Drawings by Larry Rivers for A City Winter and Other Poems; and painting by Grace Hartigan for Oranges: 12 Pastorals.

The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing

April 2006:

The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing, edited by Nicholas Delbanco, Andrea Beauchamp, and Michael Barrett, published by the University of Michigan Press, 2006.

The 75th Anniversary of the Avery Hopwood and Jule Hopwood Awards is being celebrated in 2006 at the University of Michigan. Many events are taking place throughout the year. In April the University of Michigan Press has published The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing, an anthology edited by Nicholas Delbanco, Andrea Beauchamp, and Michael Barrett. Among the writers represented in the anthology who received Hopwood Awards when they were students at the University of Michigan are: Max Apple, John Ciardi, Mary Gaitskill, Robert Hayden, Laura Kasischke, Jane Kenyon, Arthur Miller, Howard Moss, Frank O’Hara, Marge Piercy, Ronald Wallace, and Nancy Willard.

In 1951 Frank O’Hara received a major Hopwood Award in Poetry for his manuscript
A Byzantine Place, 50 Poems and a Noh Play.

More info: University of Michigan Press