The first new selection of O’Hara’s work to come along in several decades. In this “marvellous compilation” (The New Yorker), editor Mark Ford reacquaints us with one of the most joyous and innovative poets of the postwar period.
About Frank O’Hara
Frank O’Hara (1926-1966) was an American poet and a key member, along with Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, and James Schuyler, of what is known as the New York School of poetry.
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Published by Knopf Sep 08, 2009| 288 Pages| 7 x 9-1/8| ISBN 9780375711480
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“Sensitively chosen and intelligently introduced . . . Ford’s selection makes it possible to see more clearly how inward O’Hara’s poetry was at its best . . . For O’Hara a poem was truthful when it was personal . . . [His] elegies succeed because long after he discarded any religious belief in immortality, he retained the aesthetic sensibility that took it seriously.” —Edward Mendelson, The New York Review of Books