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  • Title: Poems Retrieved
  • Author: Frank O'Hara
  • ISBN: 9780912516196
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Frank O'Hara

    Frank O Hara was born in Balti, Maryland and grew up in Grafton, Massachusetts O Hara served in the South Pacific and Japan as a sonarman on the destroyer USS Nicholas during World War II.With the funding made available to veterans he attended Harvard University, where he roomed with artist writer Edward Gorey Although he majored in music and did some composing, his attendance was irregular and his interests disparate O Hara was heavily influenced by visual art, and by contemporary music, which was his first love he remained a fine piano player all his life and would often shock new partners by suddenly playing swathes of Rachmaninoff when visiting them While at Harvard, O Hara met John Ashbery and began publishing poems in the Harvard Advocate Despite his love for music, O Hara changed his major and graduated from Harvard in 1950 with a degree in English.He then attended graduate school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor While at Michigan, he won a Hopwood Award and received his M.A in English literature 1951 That autumn O Hara moved into an apartment in New York City with Joe LeSueur, who would be his roommate and sometimes his lover for the next 11 years Known throughout his life for his extreme sociability, passion, and warmth, O Hara had hundreds of friends and lovers throughout his life, many from the New York art and poetry worlds Soon after arriving in New York, he was employed at the front desk of the Museum of Modern Art and began to write seriously.O Hara was active in the art world, working as a reviewer for Art News, and in 1960 was made Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions for the Museum of Modern Art He was also friends with artists like Willem de Kooning, Norman Bluhm, Larry Rivers and Joan Mitchell O Hara died in an accident on Fire Island in which he was struck and seriously injured by a man speeding in a beach vehicle during the early morning hours of July 24, 1966 He died the next day of a ruptured liver at the age of 40 and was buried in the Green River Cemetery on Long Island.

100 thoughts on “Poems Retrieved”

  1. Quite inspiring While a select few poems left me breathless, As a Non American, his poetry is too New York for me If that makes any sense I have read way too many poems about a gay New York poet writing half french poems, Aggressively namedropping Namedropping seems to be the cornerstone of New York Poetry From WCW, to Ginsberg, to O Hara Vicious namedrops of various kinds from Names of New York streets and neighbourhoods all the way up to full names of personal friends acquaintances of the poet [...]


  2. While the reputation of many mid twentieth century poets has declined, Frank O Hara s keeps rising and rising today s readers cannot get enough of his brave, jaunty, self lacerating, funny, poignant, mysterious, and always surprising lyric Poems Retrieved, originally published in 1977 by the late Don Allen s Grey Fox Press and long out of print, contains than 200 pages of poems that Allen found after he had assembled the monumental Collected Poems for Alfred A Knopf in 1971 As Allen noted in hi [...]


  3. Just about the only thing better than reading 400 something pages of Frank poems is finding out right after you finish it that there s a whole other book with 200 something pages of Frank poems and then reading that.


  4. Very exciting that Donald Allen found over 200 pages of previously unpublished poetry by the late, great Frank O Hara to publish in this book Since O Hara is my favorite poet most of the time, anyway , it is no surprise that I enjoyed this book Some of the poems are wonderful, and some perhaps not his best work, but enough of the former to make the book a pleasure for his fans Not sure about the rest of you, but then again, why aren t you an O Hara fan, if you are not You are missing out, in my [...]


  5. Someone had compared a poem I wrote to Frank O Hara s work, and having never read anything of his, I thought I d investigate I think he wrote some excellent poems, but there were a lot of mediocre ones too At times the syntactic experimentation felt like too much I can only take so many garden path sentences fragments before I start to want to enjoy language again So in the end, I m not sure what to make of the comparison.


  6. Gray Fox Press is one of my favorite small presses, and sometime in the 70 s or was it even in the 80 s they put out this great collection of O Hara s poetry How great is this guys work Super great He s almost a super duper social historian on top of his great writing To be in NYC at that time wow.


  7. I ve read a few books from O Hara and I m trying to read poetry but I ve enjoyed each one so far his poems have light tone with a sense of humor and a bit offbeat which add some character to a literary genre that I would otherwise be uninterested in reading


  8. There s a lot to love in here and then some that s just okay It s very playful poetry that is occasionally intensely beautiful This mad had a heart big as an ocean and made for dancing.




  9. too disjointed, lacking unity, many poems utterly incomprehensible, clearly written hastily and without much thought on the back of dime store napkins.


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