Meditations in an Emergency
By (author) Frank O'Hara
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Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O'Hara
Book DescriptionFrank O Hara was one of the great poets of the twentieth century and, along with such widely acclaimed writers as Denise Levertov, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Gary Snyder, a crucial contributor to what Donald Allen termed the New American Poetry, which, by its vitality alone, became the dominant force in the American poetic tradition. Frank O Hara was born in Baltimore in 1926 and grew up in New England; from 1951 he lived and worked in New York, both for Art News and for the Museum of Modern Art, where he was an associate curator. O Hara s untimely death in 1966 at the age of forty was, in the words of fellow poet John Ashbery, the biggest secret loss to American poetry since John Wheelwright was killed. This collection is a reissue of a volume first published by Grove Press in 1957, and it demonstrates beautifully the flawless rhythm underlying O Hara s conviction that to write poetry, indeed to live, you just go on your nerve. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802134523
(203mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frank O'Hara
Poems Retrieved, Paperback (May 2013)
A reissue of this classic, essential companion to Frank O'Hara's Collected Poems, with a new introduction by Bill Berkson.
In Memory of My Feelings, Hardback (October 2005)
Explores a key period in modern art, and highlights some 30 artists who collaborated with the poet Frank O'Hara to produce 'poem-paintings'. Featuring such works as Jasper Johns's "In Memory of My Feelings" and Grace Hartigan's "Oranges", this book examines the relationship between art and poetry at a crucial moment in American art history.
Selected Poems, Paperback (January 2005)
An edition of the "Collected Poems" of Frank O'Hara, who is a leading light of the 'New York School' and one of the most significant poets of the twentieth-century.
New York Poets, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Frank O'Hara
Gathers the work of four of the 'first generation' of New York poets: Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch and James Schuyler. This anthology provides introductions to the poets' work, and charts an exchange between experiment and the emergence of language poetry.
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