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, 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 two volumes are organized … 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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