2007: Ron Padgett on Frank O’Hara and Kenneth Koch
Poet Ron Padgett delivers his lecture, “Taking a Walk with Frank O’Hara and Kenneth Koch: The Beauty and Uses of Literary Friendship”
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr. 20 mins.)
Part of Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century, a joint initiative with the Poetry Society of America, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Branching Out Milwaukee: Ron Padgett on Frank O’Hara and Kenneth Koch Has Audio SourceApr 26, 2007 | 11:00 pm
In 1949 Harvard undergraduate John Ashbery wrote to Kenneth Koch about the poetry of a fellow student, Frank O’Hara: “I think we have a major competitor.” Shortly thereafter Ashbery sent…