This reading features poetry that was influenced by the experimental music and media scene of the 1970s, and which responded to the era’s urban blight and depressed economies. Participants include musician and writer Richard Hell, poet Eileen Myles, and poet, actor, and musician Saul Williams.

In conjunction with the exhibition Looking at Music: Side 2

Revitalizing Frank O'Hara's legacy and MoMA's historical commitment to poetry, this series invites poets and performers to bring the literary tradition to the Museum's collection. They read historical works and their own work that reflects on modern and contemporary art.

This program is free. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. In case of rain, the program will be held in Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), accessible through the 4 West Fifty-fourth Street entrance.