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

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

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

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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

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.

Celebrating the re-release of Poems Retrieved

Readings and discussion with Bill Berkson and Richard O. Moore celebrating the re-release of Poems Retrieved by Frank O’Hara, published by City Lights Books.

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:00 P.M.
City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco
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Modern Poets: Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems

From Museum of Modern Art:

Friday, June 8 and June 15, 2012

12:00 p.m., MoMA Sculpture Garden, east side (T3 in case of rain)

Free with Museum admission. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In the 1960s, when poet Frank O’Hara worked at MoMA, he often spent his lunch breaks roaming the streets of midtown Manhattan, finding inspiration in the bustling city and its people, and writing poems about his encounters. For our special summer session of Modern Poets, two New York-based poets read their favorite Lunch Poems at lunchtime and then give you prompts and guidelines for hitting the streets and writing your own lunch poems.

June 8: Stefania Heim‘s poems have appeared in numerous publications including Harp & Altar, La Petite Zine, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and The Literary Review. She is the author of a chapbook, 3 Poems, published by handheld editions, and Founding Editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation. She teaches at Columbia University and Hunter College.

June 15: Wayne Koestenbaum has published fifteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Humiliation, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Hotel Theory, and Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Exhibition: Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters & Poets – Celebrating 60 Years

Tibor de Nagy Gallery
724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
January 15 – March 5, 2011

From Tibor de Nagy Gallery press release:

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery marks its 60th anniversary with “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and Poets,” an exhibition celebrating the gallery’s pivotal role in launching the New York School of Poets and fostering a new collaborative ethos among poets and painters in post-War New York….  The show features paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Leslie, Trevor Winkfield, Nell Blaine, Joe Brainard, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter; poetry collections published by the gallery’s imprint, Tibor de Nagy Editions, and featuring work by Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest and others, with illustrations by Tibor de Nagy artists; photographs and films by Rudy Burckhardt; letters, announcement cards and other ephemera; and archival photographs of leading cultural figures of the day by John Gruen and Fred McDarrah.

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Reading at The New School – “The Tibor de Nagy Gallery: Over Sixty Years of Poets and Painters”

An evening of poetry, film clips and reminiscences about the Tibor de Nagy Gallery’s role in shaping New York’s post-War literary and artistic vanguard. With poets John Ashbery, Bill Berkson and Ron Padgett; artist and filmmaker Alfred Leslie; and scholars Jenni Quilter and Douglas Crase, whose essays comprise the catalog for the exhibition “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and Poets.” Moderated by Robert Polito, director, The New School Writing Program.

January 31, 2011
6:30 PM

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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Cool Men in a Golden Age: Alfred Leslie and Frank O’Hara

The Museum of Modern Art celebrates LUX’s new DVD release of Cool Man in a Golden Age: Alfred Leslie Selected Films. The program will feature two films: The Last Clean Shirt (1963-64) produced, directed and photographed by Alfred Leslie with subtitles by Frank O’Hara; and U.S.A: Poetry: Frank O’Hara (1966), No. 11 in the film series produced and directed by Richard O. Moore. The program will be introduced by Daniel Kane, author of We Saw the Light, Conversations between the New American Cinema and Poetry. The evening has been organized by Charles Silver, curator, MoMA Department of Film.

Friday, December 4, 2009, 8:PM.  T1: (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY. Tickets are available at the Museum lobby information desk. More information: 203 708-9400.

Celebrating Frank O’Hara

The Worcester County Poetry Association presents the program “Celebrating Frank O’Hara.” Join poets Alan Feldman and Gerrit Lansing, the O’Hara family, and members of the WCPA as they celebrate the poetry and life of Frank O’Hara.

Thursday, November 19, 2009:
Poetry Reading & O’Hara Celebration in the Gallery at 7:00pm

In the Café at 5:30pm: Absinthe Tasting with Jerome Cloche

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA

Museum Admission $10 – Free to WAM members
Worcester County Poetry Association website

“Pictures & Poetry” – “An Evening of Frank O’Hara”

“An Evening of Frank O’Hara” with an introduction by Charles North and poetry readings by Hettie Jones and Tony Towle at the Schimmel Theater at Pace University, NYC Downtown Campus, 2 Spruce Street on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM.

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Howl! Arts Project 2009 – Try! Try!

Verse Theatre Manhattan presents Poets Theater Double Bill as part of the Howl! Arts Project 2009.

Try! Try! by Frank O’Hara
Produced by Richard Ryan


Clutter by Kristin Prevallet

September 28, 2009 8:00 PM
September 29, 2009 8:00 PM

45 Bleecker Street Theatre
45 Bleecker Street (Just East of Lafayette at Mulberry Street)
New York, NY 10012

Event Info
Ticket Info
Verse Theater Manhattan
Howl! Festival 2009 website – 45 Bleecker St Theatre Events