Friday, November 17, 2006

As The Great Earth Rolls On

A Frank O'Hara Birthday Tribute

California College of the Arts

To celebrate what would have been poet Frank O’Hara’s 80th birthday, we present a mix of film and poetry in several permutations. Poet and essayist Bill Berkson discusses and reads from O’Hara’s work. The American Poetry Archives at SF State contributes rare footage of the poet in his milieu. Theater director Mac McGinnes collages text from O’Hara’s plays into an alternate, subversive dialog for a scene from Trouble in Paradise, one of O’Hara’s favorite films, and Dan Fisher and Julian Brolaski perform it live to the film. Finally we conclude with The Last Clean Shirt, the poet’s collaboration with artist Alfred Leslie.

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