Previously at the ICA - Events
24 Jul 2016
The Day Before O’Hara Died
This one-day colloquium brings together poets, academics and members of the public to celebrate the life, work and artistic connections of Frank O’Hara, the New York poet, art critic, filmmaker and MoMA curator who died 50 years ago on July 25th, 1966.
The event is organised by the North American Poetics Network of CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and Arts South-East England).
Speakers and readers include Geoff Ward, Daniel Kane, Redell Olsen, Andrea Brady, Prue Chamberlain, Sophie Robinson, Caitlin Docherty, Jeff Hilson, Peter Gizzi and Anne Waldman.
On the same day, a free display of rare and limited edition Frank O’Hara items from the Poetry Library’s collection will be viewable in the ICA Studio, alongside short fims by poets inspired by O’Hara’s work and a number of live readings after the Symposium.
More rare and limited edition O'Hara items can be seen in The Poetry Library at Southbank Centre.
11.40am: Keynote 1: Geoff Ward, “you will not die not knowing this is true this year”: Frank O’Hara’s timing
12.15pm: Panel 1: Friends
12.15-12.30: Nikolai Duffy, Poetry before Instagram or, I want you to know I was thinking of you today: Some thoughts on Frank O’Hara and personal poetry
12:30-12.45: Jack Parlett, Solitude and all that
12.45-13.00: Jess Cotton, “Even your lines have / a broken nose:” James Schuyler, Frank O’Hara and the poetics of friendship
13.00-13.15: Questions / Discussion
14.00: Keynote 2: Daniel Kane, Frank O’Hara in radical contemporary British poetry
14.45: Panel 2: Artforms
14.45-15.00: Sam Ladkin, Paragone of the New York School
15.00-15.15: Matthew Holman, Frank O’Hara and Jan Cremer
15.15-15.30: Eleanor Careless, “risk the big gesture”: Frank O’Hara on Helen Frankenthaler
15.30-15.45: Questions / Discussion
16.00: Panel 3: Styles
16.00-16.15: Peter Middleton, Dances and jackets: how O’Hara’s poems picture readership
16.15-16.30: Gareth Farmer, Master of the poly-tonic cool
16.30-16.45: Ed Luker, Uneasy reading: O’Hara and modernist masculinity
16.45-17.00: Questions / Discussion
17.00-17.45: Keynote 3: Redell Olsen, Frank O’Hara’s Poetics of Art Writing: “On Looking” to the “Crowning of the Poet”’