Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of what is one of the most beautiful collections of poetry, in my mind. Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems were written on a little Olivetti during his lunch breaks at MoMA. And from that rather docile origin comes a vivacious collection of poems that can lighten any day. Anyway here’s Frank reading Having a Coke With You to celebrate the anniversary.
For those inclined to open wallets I’d suggest getting the 50th anniversary edition of Lunch Poems from City Lights: bit.ly/1lRfRd9