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
His work is bold and yet still accessible to all poetry fans. This collection is amazing and a true must.Published on Feb. 23 2004
I dare you to flip through this book and not be deeply affected. His poetry is immediate,honest, and completely transparent. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003 by Miles Benjamin Levy
The above is a quote from somebody or other talking about Shakespeare, I believe ("plastic" in the old sense of "fully malleable"). Read morePublished on March 22 2000
A master of words and dev!lish grammar. A must read for all aspiring poets. Frank O'Hara is a rare, happy and humorous poet.Published on April 21 1999