Inventive and idiosyncratic, it’s a sublimely apt ode to O’Hara, as well as to the poetry and art scenes of 60s New York.
For those who love O’Hara’s work, it should be an essential volume in their library.
—Gay and Lesbian Review
A Frank O’Hara Notebook makes a fabulous gift for anyone who knew Berkson’s writings, as well as a marvelous inheritance to younger readers who have maybe never read them, for they offer a suggestive model of how to think about writing and the life of the art writer.
For fans of Berkson and/or O’Hara, and for anyone interested in the intersection of painting and poetry, this book is indispensable. The book is a masterpiece of design and production.