Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!]
by Frank O'Hara
Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!] Resources
This is Frank's official site.
A good, basic bio of O'Hara.
Here's what the paper of record had to say about a new selection of O'Hara's poetry.
Here's O'Hara reading his poem "Having a Coke With You" in 1966. You'll never look at a can of Coke the same way again.
Check out a clip from an old movie Lana Turner starred in.
Don Draper reads O'Hara's poem "Mayakovsky" in an episode of Mad Men.
Here's an audio clip of O'Hara reading "Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!]." Listen for the audience laughter at the end.
Tell us what you're thinking, Frank.
O'Hara with his good friend and fellow New York School poet John Ashbery.
If you want just a taste of O'Hara's other work, this is the book to start with.
If you're really digging O'Hara, check out his Collected Poems.
This book is written by Joe LeSueur, O'Hara's sometimes boyfriend and always friend. It provides great context (and more than a little gossip) about O'Hara's poetry.