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I simply love Frank O'Hara's writing — it's expansive and enthusiastic, with wonderful insight and humor. Meditations in an Emergency is a modest, but great, introduction to O'Hara's work.
Recommended by Crystal, Powells.com

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Synopsis:

Frank OHara 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 OHara 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. OHaras 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 OHaras conviction that to write poetry, indeed to live, “you just go on your nerve.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802134523
Author:
O'Hara, Frank
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
52
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 3.5 oz

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Product details 52 pages Grove Press - English 9780802134523 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I simply love Frank O'Hara's writing — it's expansive and enthusiastic, with wonderful insight and humor. Meditations in an Emergency is a modest, but great, introduction to O'Hara's work.

"Synopsis" by ,
Frank OHara 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 OHara 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. OHaras 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 OHaras conviction that to write poetry, indeed to live, “you just go on your nerve.”

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