Jul 24, 2019, 5PM–7PM

Franks O’Hara

Image by: Zach Blackwood, with photo assets by Neema Kashi and Shane Achenbach.

Frankly my dears, we thought you deserved a second portion.

Join us all over AGAIN for a VERY SPECIAL LITERARY EVENT on the ICA terrace! Come for a night of poetry, weiners, beer, and fun, hosted by Zach Blackwood and Alina Pleskova.

At FRANKS O’HARA you will enjoy local poets reading selections of Frank O’Hara’s work as well as their own; hot dogs and tofu pups; beer; and the beautiful ambiance of the ICA. The evening will be all about queerness, agitation, and our shared ancestor, Frank O’Hara.

Hot dogs will be vended by the lovely Matthew Cahn from Middle Child.

Hot dog menu (suggested donation of $2/ each):
HAVING A BUFF WITH YOU: Frank’s hot sauce buffalo sauce, chopped n’ pickled celery, blue cheese crumbles
FOR SAUERKRAUT AFTER A PARTY: Russian dressing and sauerkraut


Ivanna Baranova is a Brooklyn-based poet and the author of CONFIRMATION BIAS, forthcoming from Metatron Press in 2019.

Kyle Dacuyan is a poet, performance-maker, and the Executive Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Ambit, DIAGRAM, Lambda Literary, The Offing, and Social Text, and he’s performed at Ars Nova, Cloud City, The Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, and Poesiefestival Berlin. www.kyledacuyan.com

Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. She’s the author of Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1 (BOAAT Press, 2017), the recipient of fellowships from Lambda Literary and the Poetry Project, and a PhD Candidate at Princeton University. With Andrea Abi-Karam she’s co-editing an anthology of radical trans poetics, forthcoming in 2020 from Nightboat Books. Find her recent work in the Brooklyn Rail, Salvage, Social Text, and The Believer.

Liz Bowen is a poet and critic living in New York. She is the author of the poetry collection Sugarblood (Metatron 2017) and the chapbook Compassion Fountain (Hyacinth Girl Press 2019). She is also a Ph.D. candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, a poetry editor at Peach Mag, and the editorial fellow at Public Books.

Juliana Ward is a poet living in Northampton MA. Her chapbook Venus in November is out now from b l u s h.

Jon Ruseski is the poet laureate of heavy metal, and author of the chapbook Neon Clouds. Recent works appears or is forthcoming in Fence, Big Lucks, and Cosmonauts Avenue, among others. He lives in Western Massachusetts, where he is a Deputy Editor for Factory Hollow Press. Follow him from beyond the grave on Twitter @jonruseski for updates.


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