Opening Reception & Lecture with Ada Calhoun

In Conversation

A portrait of Ada Calhoun, a white woman with blonde hair, striking red lips, and a black dress on.

Photo: Laurel Golio

Date and Time

Thursday, June 8, 7PM 



Free and open to all

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Ada Calhoun is the New York Times-bestselling author of Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me, a staggering memoir tracing her relationship with her father and their shared obsession with Frank O’Hara. The book is also an ode to New York City, poetry, and creativity. O’Hara’s poetry inspired several works in In Conversation

Copies of Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me will be for sale courtesy of Talking Leaves Books.

Calhoun’s talk is co-sponsored by the UB Poetry Collection.


Ada Cal­houn is the author of the mem­oir Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me, named one of the Best Books of 2022 by the New York Times, Wash­ing­ton Post, and NPR among others. Her other titles include the NYC history St. Marks Is Dead, the essay collection Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, and the “generation-defining” 2020 bestseller Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis.

Published June 8, 2023