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Having a Coke with You

Having a Coke with You


by Frank O'Hara

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Frank O'Hara served as a sonarman on a U.S. Navy destroyer in World War II (boop… boop… boop). (Source.)

He studied music at Harvard College, but later changed his major to English. We guess he was more in-tune with poetry. (Source.)

O'Hara referred to his casual style of poetry as writing "I do this I do that" poems. He sure did do this and do that. And then published awesome poems afterwards. (Source.)

When he lived in New York City, O'Hara worked at the famous Museum of Modern Art. When we lived in New York City, we worked at Bennigan's. (Source.)

Fun—oh wait we mean sad fact: O'Hara was killed in a dune buggy accident on Fire Island, New York in 1966. He was just 40 years old. That's a heck of a way to go. (Source.)

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