The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

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Available for the first time in paperback, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.
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Overview


Available for the first time in paperback, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This first paperback edition charts the writer's career from his New York School poetry of the early 1940s until his untimely death in 1966. (Mar.)
Kenneth Koch
[Frank O'Hara's] work seems to me to represent the last days in the adaption of twentieth century avant-garde sensibility to poetry about contemporary American experience. In its music and its language and in its conception of the relation of poetry to the rest of life, it is the poetry which has already changed poets and others, and which promises to go on moving and changing them for a long time to come. -- The New Republic
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520201668
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/1995
  • Pages: 586
  • Sales rank: 516,002
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 1.46 (d)

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Donald Allen (1912-2004) was Director of Grey Fox Press. Among the literary collections he has edited are The Postmoderns, The Poetics of the New American Poetry, and The Selected Poems of Federico García Lorca; he is the translator of Four Plays of Eugène Ionesco.
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  • Posted April 21, 2009

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    O'Hara is great!

    Anyone that sits down to read O'HARA and his poetry will understand why he was a great modern american poet. The book is sturdy and the poems are laid out real nicely. I recomend this book to all aspiring poets, PoEtS, and readers in general----OHARA IS AvAnT-GaRdE

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  • Posted October 9, 2008

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    A Poet Deserving More Attention

    A rich assemblage of poems, many of them dashed off at odd moments without any thought of publication, by a quirky, distinctive voice in American literature. There's also a more recent Selected Poems available, but I find it more enjoyable to read 'em all and make my own choices. As many of the poems represent inspired jottings about whatever was firing up O'Hara's brain cells at a given moment, the collection can also be seen as a portrait of intellectual/bohemian New York during the 1960s (O'Hara died in an accident in 1966), which -- for me, at least -- adds to its allure.

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