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Author: Frank O'Hara; Mark Ford
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This generous new selection by Mark Ford reflects all the phases and varied achievements of O'Hara's tragically foreshortened career, including his drama, and is followed by an appendix of key prose texts such as "Personism," in which O'Hara succinctly summed up his overall approach to poetry: "You just go on your nerve."--Jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966.
Selected poems.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)608498640
Online version:
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966.
Selected poems.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)608594873
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank O'Hara; Mark Ford
ISBN: 9780307268150 0307268152
OCLC Number: 175057100
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Autobiographia Literaria --
Poem (At Night Chinamen Jump) --
Poem (The Eager Note on My Door Said "Call Me,) --
Today --
Memorial Day 1950 --
Travel --
Les Etiquettes Jaunes --
A Pleasant Thought from Whitehead --
Animals --
The Three-Penny Opera --
An Image of Leda --
Poem (If I Knew Exactly Why the Chestnut Tree) --
The Critic --
Poetry --
Song (I'm Going to New York!) --
A Rant --
Interior (With Jane) --
A Party Full of Friends --
A Terrestrial Cuckoo --
To Dick --
Commercial Variations --
Chez Jane --
Blocks --
October --
River --
Walking to Work --
Try! Try! --
On Rachmaninoff's Birthday (Quick! A Last Poem Before I Go) --
To My Dead Father --
The Hunter --
Grand Central --
Homosexuality --
To a Poet --
Aus Einem April --
On Rachmaninoff's Birthday (I Am So Glad That Larry Rivers Made A) --
Epigram for Joe --
Meditations in an Emergency --
To the Mountains in New York --
Mayakovsky --
In the Movies --
Music --
To John Ashbery --
For Grace, After a Party --
Poem (I Watched an Armory Combing Its Bronze Bricks) --
Poem (There I Could Never Be a Boy,) --
To the Harbormaster --
Une Journee De Juillet --
At the Old Place --
Nocturne --
Poem (Johnny and Alvin Are Going Home, Are Sleeping Now) --
To an Actor Who Died --
Thinking of James Dean --
My Heart --
To the Film Industry in Crisis --
On Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing the Delaware at the Museum of Modern Art --
Radio --
Sleeping on the Wing --
Joseph Cornell --
[It Is 1:55 in Cambridge, Pale and Spring Cool,] --
Poem (And Tomorrow Morning at 8 O'Clock in Springfield, Massachusetts,) --
Poem (Instant Coffee with Slightly Sour Cream) --
Returning --
In Memory of My Feelings --
[And Leaving in a Great Smoky Fury] --
A Step Away from Them --
Digression on Number I, 1948 --
[It Seems Far Away and Gentle Now] --
Why I Am Not a Painter --
Poem Read at Joan Mitchell's --
John Button Birthday --
Anxiety --
Louise --
Failures of Spring --
Two Dreams of Waking --
Ode to Joy --
Ode to Willem De Kooning --
Poem (I Live Above a Dyke Bar and I'm Happy.) --
Ode to Michael Goldberg ('s Birth and Other Births) --
Ode (To Joseph Lesueur) on the Arrow That Flieth By Day --
Ode on Causality --
Ode: Salute to the French Negro Poets --
A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island --
Fou-Rire --
To Gottfried Benn --
Heroic Sculpture --
The "Unfinished" --
The Day Lady Died --
Rhapsody --
Song (Is It Dirty) --
Adieu to Norman, Bon Jour to Joan and Jean-Paul --
Joe's Jacket --
You Are Gorgeous and I'm Coming --
Poem (The Fluorescent Tubing Burns Like a Bobby-Soxer's Ankles) --
"L'Amour Avait Passe Par La" --
Poem (Hate is Only One of Many Responses) --
Poem (I Don't Know as I Get What D. H. Lawrence Is Driving at) --
Personal Poem --
Post the Lake Poets Ballad --
Naphtha --
Kein Traum --
Poem (Khrushchev Is Coming on the Right Day!) --
Getting Up Ahead of Someone (Sun) --
In Favor of One's Time --
Les Luths --
Poem (Now the Violets Are All Gone, the Rhinoceroses, the Cymbals) --
Poem "A La Recherche D'Gertrude Stein" --
Poem (Light Clarity Avocado Salad in the Morning) --
Hotel Transylvanie --
[On the Vast Highway] --
Present --
Poem (That's Not a Cross Look It's a Sign of Life) --
Avenue A --
Now That I Am in Madrid and Can Think --
A Little Travel Diary --
Beer for Breakfast --
Having a Coke with You --
Steps --
Ave Maria --
Fond Sonore --
[The Fondest Dream of] --
Cornkind --
Macaroni --
For the Chinese New Year & for Bill Berkson --
Essay on Style --
Vincent and I Inaugurate a Movie Theatre --
Early on Sunday --
St. Paul and All That --
F. (Missive & Walk) I. # 53 --
Poem En Forme De Saw --
Metaphysical Poem --
Biotherm (For Bill Berkson) --
Poem (Lana Turner Has Collapsed!) --
First Dances --
Answer to Voznesensky & Evtushenko --
Again, John Keats, or the Pot of Basil --
[The Light Presses Down] --
Walking --
Poem (I to You and You to Me the Endless Oceans of) --
Fantasy --
Cantata --
Little Elegy for Antonio Machado --
Appendix: Prose --
Personism: A Manifesto --
[Statement for the New American Poetry] --
[Statement for Paterson Society] --
V. R. Lang: A Memoir --
A Personal Preface --
Larry Rivers: A Memoir.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Frank O'Hara ; edited by Mark Ford.
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This generous new selection by Mark Ford reflects all the phases and varied achievements of O'Hara's tragically foreshortened career, including his drama, and is followed by an appendix of key prose texts such as "Personism," in which O'Hara succinctly summed up his overall approach to poetry: "You just go on your nerve."--Jacket flap.

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