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Frank O'Hara NowNew Essays on the New York Poet$
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Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846312311

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316067

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

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

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(p.178) Kites and Poses: Attitudinal Interfaces In Frank O'hara and Grace Hartigan
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Frank O'Hara Now
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Redell Olsen
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0013

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 photography in her painting process and O'Hara's use of paintings (often by Hartigan) in his writing. Each involves an engagement with posing, masks and self-staging performance. It argues that posing was important to Hartigan and O'Hara, both as a means of negotiating social and political tensions and, in their work, as an interface or mediation between experience and art.

Keywords:   Frank O'Hara, Grace Hartigan, paintings, poems, posing, muse, photography

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