The New York Influence 1: O’Hara, Ashbery and Visual Art

The New York Influence 1: O’Hara, Ashbery and Visual Art

Take inspiration from O’Hara and Ashbery’s work as poets, critics and curators.

Frank O’Hara and John Ashbery (along with Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch and James Schuyler), created a different kind of poetry: engaged with urban life and visual art in mid-20th-century Manhattan. In this workshop, we’ll take inspiration from O’Hara and Ashbery’s work as poets, critics and curators, alongside the art of their contemporaries, such as de Kooning, Guston and Pollock, and channel the playful, interdisciplinary and creative spirit of ‘The New York School’ to create exciting new poems of our own.

Saturday 26 May. One-day workshop, 10.30am – 4.30pm. This is part 1 of a two-part course; attendance of both sessions is not required.

This workshop will be in our new offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU.  The venue is 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the Lower Road exit onto Surrey Quays Road, cross over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices are on the left.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

(Image credit: ‘Andre Dos Santos’)

About Tamar Yoseloff View Profile

Tamar Yoseloff’s fifth collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems, was published by Seren in 2015. She is also the author of Formerly, a chapbook incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald (Hercules Editions, 2012) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award; two collaborative editions with the artist Linda Karshan; and a book with the artist David Harker. She is a London-based freelance tutor in creative writing, and runs site-specific writing courses for galleries such as the Hayward, the Royal Academy and the Tate. Her blog, Invective Against Swans, explores the intersections between poetry and visual art.

‘This was my first workshop at the Poetry School, but I can already see the difference in my writing – it has opened my eyes to greater possibilities where writing is concerned.’

Summer 2017 Survey response

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