Poetry News

MoMa's "Modern Poets," Featuring Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems

By Harriet Staff

If you're lucky enough to be in NYC on June 8 or 15 you can check this out:

In the 1960s, when poet Frank O’Hara worked at MoMA, he often spent his lunch breaks roaming the streets of midtown Manhattan, finding inspiration in the bustling city and its people and writing poems about his encounters. For our special summer session of Modern Poets, two New York–based poets read their favorite Lunch Poems and then give you prompts and guidelines for hitting the streets and writing your own.

Stefania Heim will read and prompt on the 8th, Wayne Koestenbaum on the 15th. More info here.

Originally Published: June 5th, 2012