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    DescriptionFrank O'Hara (1926-66) is among the most delightful and radical poets of the twentieth century. He is celebrated for his apparently unpremeditated poems, autobiographical and immediate ('any time, any place'). This is not the whole O'Hara: he may have scribbled poems on serviettes, but others he worked on with intense concentration, creating sequences that are inexhaustibly nuanced, full of surprise, heartbreak and laughter. There are analogies between his work and that of the painters he championed, Pollock, Kline and de Kooning among them. He is resolutely metropolitan, and his metropolis is New York City. He brilliantly captured the pace and rhythms, quandaries and exhilarations, of its mid-twentieth-century life.


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    Title
    Selected Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank O'Hara, Edited by Donald Allen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 180
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 368 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857547719
    ISBN 10: 1857547713
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    DC22: 811.54
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, POE005010
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1 port.
    Publisher
    Carcanet Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Carcanet Press Ltd
    Publication date
    27 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Manchester
    Author Information
    FRANK O'HARA was born in Maryland in 1926, and studied music and then English at Harvard University. His first book of poems was published in 1952. He worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, edited Art News and wrote extensively on painting. He died in 1966 and most of his poetry was collected by Donald Allen and appeared posthumously.
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    Wonderful, original poems' He was an essential contact-man between the worlds of painting and poetry. And he suggested a rich and fascinating dialogue between them.' Eavan Boland. 'O'Hara's hip, glamorous, freewheeling self-celebrations both reflected and helped disseminate a new kind of confidence and daring in American poetry.' Mark Ford.