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‘The Day Before O’Hara Died: Frank O’Hara and Friends’ (The Institute of Contemporary Arts)

July 24, 2016

Sunday, July 24th, 2016; 11.00am – 8.00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

This one-day colloquium will bring 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, film maker and curator (at MoMA) who died 50 years ago on July 25th, 1966.

The event is being organised by the North American Poetics Network of CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and Arts South-East England) and will consist of 3 panels which will examine and discuss O’Hara’s legacy with members of the audience.  Keynote speakers include: Geoff Ward (Cambridge University), Daniel Kane (Sussex) and Redell Olsen (Royal Holloway, University of London)

There will be evening performances by contemporary poets whose work has been influenced and inspired by O’Hara: Andrea Brady, Prue Chamberlain, Kayo Chingonyi, Caitlin Docherty, Jeff Hilson, Sophie Robinson. Peter Gizzi and Anne Waldman will also contribute via Skype / Video.


For more information contact: oharaconference@gmail.com

(Organising committee: Ben Hickman (Kent); Jordan Savage (Essex); Nick Selby (UEA); Steve Willey (Birkbeck))


July 24, 2016
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Institute of Contemporary Arts
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London, SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom
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