Lisa and Erje, 1985.

Erje Ayden 1936 – 2013

  Erje Ayden died on Thursday, October 10, 2013, in the company of his wife Lisa - 9 minutes before their 28th anniversary. I met Erje Ayden...
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Erje Ayden

Erje Ayden

He said the three men he most admired were James Cagney, James Cagney, James Cagney. So Art and I had something in common – James Cagney.

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Friday Pick: Erje Ayden (Feat. John Ashbery)

He really worked as a spy in Europe in the ‘50s? Yes.

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Frank O’Hara on Erje Ayden

Ayden’s characters are quickly fixed by events in an airy space which belongs to no one, least of all them.

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THE POEM: Reading Frank O’Hara’s “The Day Lady Died”

American poet Frank O'Hara was born on March 27, 1926. In celebration of the poet's 87th birthday (O'Hara died in 1966 at the age of 40), poet Siegfried Mortkowitz remembers the first time he came across O'Hara's poetry and explains why O'Hara's great poem, "The Day Lady Died" still affects him so many years later.

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