Frank O'Hara

Frank O'Hara 1926–66, American poet, b. Baltimore, grad. Harvard (B.A., 1950), Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor (M.A., 1951). His poetry is spontaneous, vernacular, witty, personal, and very much of its time and place—New York City, 1951–66. Closely associated with many of the painters of his time, O'Hara was a founder of the Poet's Theatre and later the center of the New York school of poets (consisting of himself, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler). His writings include Collected Poems (1971), Early Writing (1977), Poems Retrieved (1977), and Selected Poems (2008).

See biography by B. Gooch (1993); memoir by J. LeSueur (2003); M. Perloff, Frank O'Hara: Poet among Painters (1997); D. Lehman, The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (1999); G. Ward, Statutes of Liberty: The New York School of Poets (2d ed. 2001).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2017, The Columbia University Press.

Frank O'Hara: Selected full-text books and articles

The New Anthology of American Poetry By Steven Gould Axelrod; Camille Roman; Thomas Travisano Rutgers University Press, vol.3, 2012
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Artists' Theatre: Four Plays By Frank O'Hara; James Merrill; John Ashbery; Lionel Abel; Herbert Machiz Grove Press, 1960
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"And Everyone and I Stopped Breathing": William Carlos Williams, Frank O'Hara, and the News of the Day in Verse By Cappucci, Paul R Papers on Language & Literature, Vol. 39, No. 4, Fall 2003
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Frank Appraisal By Als, Hilton Artforum International, Vol. 38, No. 2, October 1999
Frank O'Hara and "Why I Am Not a Painter" By Mattix, Micah Notes on Contemporary Literature, Vol. 40, No. 2, March 2010
Frank O'hara and the Poetics of the Digital By Tietchen, Todd Criticism, Vol. 56, No. 1, Winter 2014
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Lucky Pierre Gets into Finger Paint: Grace Hartigan and Frank O'Hara's Oranges By Lavazzi, Thomas Aurora, The Journal of the History of Art, Vol. 1, Annual 2000
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Mediations on Emergent Occasions: Mad Men, Donald Draper and Frank O'Hara By Lilley, Kate Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, September 2012
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