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Websites

O'Hara.org

Frank lives. Here. In e-form. Find his work, videos, images, and audio.

The Foundation

Here's more good info on your poet, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Poetry Foundation.

Video

"Having a Reading with You"

O'Hara reads the poem, live on YouTube. And by live, we mean recorded ages ago. Note the conversational tone of his delivery.

Draper Does O'Hara

Just when you thought Don Draper couldn't get any cooler, we give you this. Our hero makes a Mad Men cameo, in book form when Don reads from O'Hara's Meditations in an Emergency.

Audio

Frank O'Hara, Punk Rock Composer?

Major cool points for watching this discussion of Frank O'Hara, rocker Patti Smith, and composer Meredith Monk.

Perloff on O'Hara

Well-known literary critic Marjorie Perloff talks about O'Hara, about whom she wrote an entire book. This lady knows her stuff.

Remembering Frank

Poets John Ashbery and Ron Padgett discuss their memories of their old buddy Frank O'Hara.

Images

Happy Frank

Our poet, with a smile for the camera.

The Frick

Hey, it's just paint.

Articles and Interviews

Review of O'Hara's Selected Poems

Here's a look back at the poet's life and work, by Dan Chiasson for hoity-toity The New Yorker.

"Personism"

This discussion covers O'Hara's influence on younger (hipster) poets, by Ange Mlinko for Poetry magazine.

"A Poet Among Painters"

From Marjorie Perloff's book, here's a discussion of the importance of the visual arts to O'Hara's work.

Books

City Poet

Wanna learn about O'Hara's life? Well, then, read this biography.

The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

The. Definitive. Collection.

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