From Publishers 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.
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"Slangy and sharp, genially surreal, the work of the quintessential New York poet shines like polished granite." -- Entertainment Weekly
"[Frank O'Hara's] work seems to me to represent the last stage in the adaptation 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 a poetry which has already changed poets and others, and which promises to go on moving and changing them for a long time to come." -- Kenneth Koch, The New Republic