Frank O'Hara: Poet Among Painters
Drawing extensively upon the poet's unpublished manuscripts—poems, journals, essays, and letters—as well as all his published works, Marjorie Perloff presents Frank O'Hara as one of the central poets of the postwar period and an important critic of the visual arts. Perloff traces the poet's development through his early years at Harvard and his interest in French Dadaism a...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published March 14th 1998 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1977)
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this book was first published in 1977 lamenting o'hara's exclusion from antholgies at the time and suggesting that o'hara will be an important poet for future generations. wow, i'm reading this book 30 years after it was first published! it's just weird for me to be in the midst of the fulfillment of her wish. i'm excited to devote some attention to o'hara right now. i taught lunch poems once and read portrait in a convex mirror and wasn't very enthused. sometimes it isn't the right time to be r...more