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Ashbery and Padgett Talk O’Hara

By Harriet Staff

From Silliman’s Blog: Ron Padgett and John Ashbery in conversation about Frank O’Hara and others from their wild and fruitful New York days. The conversation takes place at Harvard. Here’s the description from the YouTube page:

In conjunction with the Woodberry Poetry Room’s 80th Anniversary, the Poetry Room presented an oral history of the indefatigably friendly, flamboyant and metaphysical poet Frank O’Hara, featuring his dear friend and Harvard classmate, John Ashbery. This intimate and vibrant exchange of memories and anecdotes was introduced and moderated by Ron Padgett, author of “How to Be Perfect” and “Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard.”

Enjoy!

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, February 6th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.