Having a Coke with You
by Frank O'Hara
Having a Coke with You Resources
Frank lives. Here. In e-form. Find his work, videos, images, and audio.
Here's more good info on your poet, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Poetry Foundation.
O'Hara reads the poem, live on YouTube. And by live, we mean recorded ages ago. Note the conversational tone of his delivery.
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.
Major cool points for watching this discussion of Frank O'Hara, rocker Patti Smith, and composer Meredith Monk.
Well-known literary critic Marjorie Perloff talks about O'Hara, about whom she wrote an entire book. This lady knows her stuff.
Poets John Ashbery and Ron Padgett discuss their memories of their old buddy Frank O'Hara.
Our poet, with a smile for the camera.
Hey, it's just paint.
Articles and Interviews
Here's a look back at the poet's life and work, by Dan Chiasson for hoity-toity The New Yorker.
This discussion covers O'Hara's influence on younger (hipster) poets, by Ange Mlinko for Poetry magazine.
From Marjorie Perloff's book, here's a discussion of the importance of the visual arts to O'Hara's work.
Wanna learn about O'Hara's life? Well, then, read this biography.
The. Definitive. Collection.