Frank O’Hara Plaque Unveiling — Tuesday, June 10
Please join us and Two Boots for the unveiling of our latest historic plaque, honoring the great American poet Frank O’Hara (1926-1966), at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 outside O’Hara’s former home at 441 East Ninth Street, just west of Tompkins Square Park.
O’Hara’s poetry has a wonderful connection to his surroundings in the East Village, so we think it will be particularly appropriate to honor him in this way. As a MoMA curator, gay man, and leader of the New York School of poetry, he reflected all parts of his life in his work — particularly the downtown people and places that meant so much to him, whether St. Brigid’s church or the San Remo Cafe.
Thanks to co-sponsor The Poetry Project, there will be readings by poets Tony Towle and Edmund Berrigan, unveiling of the plaque, and other festivities. The event is free and open to all, but reservations are requested; please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn all about O’Hara in GVSHP’s blog post about the man and his work. We hope to see you on Tuesday.