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

Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery

Abstract

Frank O'Hara's writing is central to any consideration of twentieth-century American poetry. This book asks why O'Hara remains so important to twenty-first-century readers and writers of poetry. The book is transatlantic in tone, combining American scholarship with a wide sampling of British writers. For many, O'Hara's distinctive appeal depends on his witty depictions of urban experience, his relationship to the painters of Abstract Expressionism and the exhilarating immediacy of his poetic voice. Yet these chatty and approachable qualities coexist with a testing engagement with currents in E ... More

Keywords: Frank O'Hara, American poetry, Abstract Expressionism, urban experience, European modernism, American modernism, poetic voice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312311
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316067

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Hampson, editor

Will Montgomery, editor

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