'it was love for you that set me afire': celebrating the poetry of Frank O'Hara

Wednesday 3 May 2017 (18:00-20:00)

Frank O’Hara was one of New York’s most beloved poets, famous for his vivid evocations of the city’s cafes and bars, traffic and train-lines, construction workers and artists. He wrote as he lived – in the moment.

Join us for…

  • a guest talk by Matthew Holman (UCL)
  • a live, interactive, public reading of Meditations in an Emergency (1957)
  • a performance of music written by O’Hara’s favourite, Sergei Rachmaninoff

All welcome! Wine and refreshments (and a poem to read!) will be provided.

Where: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, B3 3BS
Tickets: £3 plus booking fee. To book: https://frankohara.eventbrite.co.uk
Curated by Dr Rona Cran. Sponsored by the Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of Birmingham.

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