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Blue Collar Holiday: &, a Valentine to Frank O'Hara

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Poetry. This book is Jeni Olin's first full collection of poems. It includes original full-color drawings by Larry Rivers. "The rapidly disappearing New York landscape gleams afresh in Jeni Olin's wonderfully caustic and vulnerable lyrics. As she reflects on how 'the Manhattan dusk shots that accompany the "Welcome Back Kotter" theme song leave sadder than the death of a f ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Hanging Loose Press
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CA
Oct 01, 2007 CA rated it it was amazing
If you don't like this book then we need to cancel our fucking dinner engagement because I don't think I can ever fucking speak to you ever fucking again!
Valerie
Sep 28, 2009 Valerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, female-writer
Favorite poems in the book:

Don't Let Me Eat Dinner
Everyone Gasps with Anxiety
A Good Year Down
Meeting Darragh for Pumpkin Soup
Adam
Jan 10, 2009 Adam rated it it was amazing
Not sure why I love Jeni's poetry so much. My love for it feels totally personal. As if Jeni stepped inside of O'hara's personism. The lines are sharp and funny, tragic and redeemed all at once. Makes me ache.
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Dec 28, 2007 Rusty rated it it was amazing
I found some poems online and then bought this book. I love finding writers this way. It's affecting and emotional poetry with a funny edge to it. I recommend it highly.
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