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The Justice of My Feelings for Frank O’Hara

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines two problems presented by Frank O'Hara's poetry: one of which is related to aesthetics and the other to ethics. It argues that O'Hara's dependence on preference does not ... More


“My Force Is in Mobility”: Selfhood and Friendship in Frank O’Hara’s Poetry

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that Frank O'Hara's oft-noted obsession with constant movement and his antipathy to stasis have profound implications not only for the formal and stylistic qualities of his ... More


“A Rainy Wool Frankie and Johnny”: O’Hara, Ashbery, and the Paradoxes of Friendship

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka are profoundly concerned with friendship as a theme and as an intellectual, poetic, and personal problem. Each poet creates a tense oscillation in his ... More


“Against the Speech of Friends”: Baraka’s White Friend Blues

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Amiri Baraka envisions poetry to be a form of contentious position-taking in the literary field. In his poems, his plays, and his one highly experimental novel, Baraka's writing confronts, in diverse ... More


Digression Personified: Whitman, the New York School, and the Drift of Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

“A book I have made, the words of my book nothing, the drift of it every thing,” said Walt Whitman in 1865. While this may seem an extraordinary claim for a wordsmith to make, the concept of textual ... More


Situating the Avant-Garde in Postwar America: Community, Individualism, and Cold War Culture

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter provides a theoretical and historical background for the subsequent analysis of how dissonant companionship plays out in the work of Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka. It ... More


Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

Digression is widely considered a mark of disordered or evasive discourse. Modern legal, philosophical, and political writing largely disavows this trope, regarding it as a departure from the model ... More


Memory Pieces: Collage, Memorial and the Poetics of Intimacy in Joe Brainard, Jasper Johns and Frank O'Hara

Nick Selby (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents a reading of O'Hara alongside examples of work by his artist friends and collaborators Joe Brainard and Jasper Johns. It argues that O'Hara's sense of his poetry — and indeed ... More


‘Housing the Deliberations’: New York, War, and Frank O'Hara

Geoff Ward (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on New York. It considers the warping of historical perspective that follows 9/11 and the demise of the New York that hosted the various New York Schools. It suggests that this ... More


‘In Fatal Winds’: Frank O'hara and Morton Feldman

Will Montgomery (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the relationship between O'Hara and Morton Feldman, who twice set to music O'Hara's ‘Wind’, a short poem dedicated to the composer. O'Hara wrote the sleeve notes for Feldman's ... More


Introduction

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book of postwar American poetry's obsession with friendship and its pleasures, limitations, and contradictions borrows its title from Ralph Waldo Emerson's “Friendship.” Emerson drives home his ... More


Introduction

Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery (eds)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book seeks to broaden the scope of the critical response to a body of work that is uneasier, more challenging, and more uncompromising than some previous accounts would allow. This introductory ... More


Kites and Poses: Attitudinal Interfaces In Frank O'hara and Grace Hartigan

Redell Olsen (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines O'Hara's relationship with the painter Grace Hartigan, a close friend who took on the role of muse in several of his poems. It draws a parallel between Hartigan's use of ... More


‘Twenty-six things at once’: pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings

Catherine Gander

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Created over a couple of Sunday mornings in the Fall of 1960, the twenty-six collaborative Poem-Paintings of the artist Norman Bluhm and the poet Frank O'Hara represent what Bluhm later called a ... More


Resituating O'Hara

in Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara: Difference, Homosexuality, Topography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239949
eISBN:
9781846313301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239949.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter resituates and reconceptualises Frank O'Hara in the light of the theoretical and cultural landscape of the late 1990s and the changing critical perspective on his work. Using literary ... More


Gesture in 1960: Toward Literal Situations

Lytle Shaw (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses the crisis in ‘gestural’ painting of the late 1950s in the context of O'Hara's collaboration with Norman Bluhm: the Poem-Paintings. It places these works provocatively ... More


Stepping Out with Frank O'Hara

David Herd (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the trope of the ‘step’ in O'Hara's poetry. It argues that that the step is integral to his thinking, that in thinking he steps, that in stepping he thinks; that the term, in ... More


Lyric and the Service Sector: Frank O’Hara at Work

Jasper Bernes

in The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

O’Hara’s “I do this, I do that” poems detail the poet’s movements through the city during periods of leisure. In this chapter, Bernes argues that such leisure periods are usually, implicitly or ... More


Naming the Seam: On Frank O'Hara's ‘Hatred’

Richard Deming (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines ‘Hatred’, a poem that in many respects — in particular its emotional intensity and its representation of a destructive tendency — is anomalous in O'Hara's oeuvre. It suggests ... More


Frank O'Hara, Alfred Leslie and the Making of The Last Clean Shirt

Kane Daniel

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents a detailed account of Alfred Leslie's The Last Clean Shirt, which brings a new perspective to bear on O'Hara's relationship to film. It discusses O'Hara's involvement with ... More


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