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Meditations in An Emergency

O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966 (Book - 1967 )
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Poems deal with nature, motion pictures, human behavior, the arts, parties, and other cultures

Perseus Publishing
Frank O’Hara 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 O’Hara 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. O’Hara’s 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 O’Hara’s conviction that to write poetry, indeed to live, ?you just go on your nerve.”


Authors: O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966
Statement of Responsibility: Frank O'Hara
Title: Meditations in an emergency
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1967, c1957
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: 52 p. ; 21 cm.
Restrictions on Access: Berg Coll. copy is restricted access; request permission in holding division
ISBN: 0802134521
Branch Call Number: 811 O'Hara
Research Call Number: Berg Coll O'Hara, F M43 1967
Berg Coll O'Hara, F M43 1967
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