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    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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    Title
    Meditations in an Emergency
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank O'Hara
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 52
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802134523
    ISBN 10: 0802134521
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    DC21: 811.5
    DC22: 811/.54
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 2AB
    B&T Approval Code: C26106542
    DC22: 811.5
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    LC classification: PS3529.H28 M43 1996
    Thema V1.0: DC, DSBH
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd edition
    Publisher
    Avalon Travel Publishing
    Imprint name
    Avalon Travel Publishing
    Publication date
    01 May 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago
    Review quote
    "O'Hara, a key interpreter of the aesthetics of abstract-expressionism, was a vital presence in New York's dynamic postwar art world, whether as a curator at the Museum of Modem Art, a visionary critic, a lushly original and lyrical poet, or an unflagging, often outrageous socialite." --Donna Seaman, "Booklist""Moving in the way that only simple communication can be moving. . . . His poems always manage a fresh start, free from the dreadful posturings of the conventional verse of his generation." --Kenneth Rexroth, "The New York Times Book Review"
    Back cover copy
    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.'