Monday, 3 December 2012

Some Info on Frank O’Hara

 Online Sources
“Frank O'Hara”, on -
Some poems, best bio &c, + some critical/lit.hist. pieces (“Frank O'Hara: A Poet among Painters” - is best

“Frank O'Hara 1926–1966”, on Poetry Foundation -
Lots of poems, + some lectures & podcasts

“Frank O'Hara”, on E P C: electronic poetry center -
Good links to O’Hara online

Frank O’ -
Some poems, +images, audio & video (including of O’Hara)

“Frank O'Hara (1926-1966”), on Modern American Poetry -
Bio &c, and some images, + pieces on some individual poems

In Print
 Frank O’Hara, Selected Poems (edited Donald Allen), Carcanet (2005)
Frank O’Hara, Lunch Poems (City Lights Books Pocket Poets, 1986)

edited Mark Ford & Trevor Winkfield, The New York Poets: An Anthology  (John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara,  Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler), Carcanet Press (2004)

Marjorie Perloff, Frank O'Hara: Poet Among Painters, University of Chicago Press (1998)

Two Poets Like O’Hara
John James, Collected Poems (Salt, 2002); Ken Bolton, Selected Poems 1975-2010 (Shearsman, 2012)

My Favourite Summary of His Poetry
“Frank O’Hara’s concept of the poem as the chronicle of the creative act that produces it … he talks about himself because it is he who happens to be writing the poem, and in the end it is the poem that materializes as a sort of monumental backdrop against the random ruminations of a poet seemingly caught up in the business of a New York working day or another love affair.”
(John Ashbery, “Introduction”, The Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara (Alfred A Knopf, 1972)


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