Tag Archives: Frank O’Hara

The Books: Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints, ‘Perfectly Frank’, by Joan Acocella

On the essays shelf: Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays by Joan Acocella. Unlike a lot of poets, I feel that I know everything I need to know about Frank O’Hara by reading his work. He emerges, there, on the … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry” – Frank O’Hara

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Volume 2: Contemporary Poetry, edited by Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, and Robert O’Clair I’ve moved on from the “Modern” volume, and am now in the “Contemporary” volume. The … Continue reading

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Frank O’Hara’s “Willingness To Be Happy”

From Joan Acocella’s essay “Perfectly Frank”, about Frank O’Hara (a man I have always wished that I had known)- included in the compilation Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints: In the doomed-poet drama that has been retrospectively read into O’Hara’s story, … Continue reading

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The Grey Dog (Restaurant)

I’ve only been to the one on University Place – but today the one on Carmine Street is the focus of NY Daily Photo (still one of my favorite sites ever). The Grey Dog has quickly become one of my … Continue reading

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This poem makes me laugh out loud. Mitchell used to read it to me, and do it as a serious monlogue – just to make me guffaw with laughter. Especially with the melodramatic ending. Love Frank O’Hara. Poem by Frank … Continue reading

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