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Amiri Baraka’s Unique Friendship With Frank O’Hara January 29, 2014: At Locus Solus, Andrew Epstein has excerpted a great piece--especially for those interested in Frank O'Hara's vision of friendship and his own work--on the relationship between Amiri Baraka and O'Hara, part of a longer study from Epstein's book Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry. Epstein also penned a recent tribute to [...] by

Locus Solus Serves Up Rare Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, and Amiri Baraka Footage November 7, 2013: We're grateful to Andrew Epstein for pointing us to this rare footage of a poetry reading featuring Frank O’Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones), and Ray Bremser at the Living Theater in 1957. The footage arrived via the Allen Ginsberg Project and runs for three minutes, with Ginsberg's "Sunflower Sutra" dubbed over the [...] by

Grace to be Born and Live as Variously As Possible: Elegies for O’Hara July 30, 2013: It's been forty-seven years since Frank O'Hara died and we're still sad about it. Who knows if he would have even been alive now: he would be eighty-seven. What would he have to say about everything that has happened since his death in 1966? To mark O'Hara's untimely death and to celebrate his memory, Andrew Epstein has compiled elegies [...] by

Mountainous: Kent Johnson’s ‘Into the Heat-Forged Air’ July 10, 2013: At the New York School Poets blog: Andrew Epstein responds to David Gorin's essay at the Boston Review on Dana Ward with a follow-up note that Kent Johnson also had a take on Ashbery's "Into the Dusk-Charged Air": Here’s another interesting example of the afterlife of that particular poem that might be of interest: Kent Johnson‘s [...] by