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Readings to remember: Frank O´Hara

Posted in Frank O'Hara by lyrikline on 1. March 2014

The American writer and poet Frank O’Hara (March 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966) belongs to the first generation of the New York School together with poets like John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch etc. This group of artists, writers and musicians drew their inspiration from Jazz, Surrealism, Abstract expressionism, action painting and contemporary avant-garde art movements.

In this clip Frank O´Hara reads ‘Having a coke with you’


The original text can be read here.

Die Übersetzung ‘Eine Cola mit dir zu trnken’ von Rolf Dieter Brinkmann findet sich in der Anthologie Amerikanische Dichtung. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (dtv).