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The Day Lady Died

The Day Lady Died


by Frank O'Hara

The Day Lady Died Resources


O'Hara Videos
The poet reads from his work, including the poem "Having a Coke with You."


O'Hara Reading
Recordings of O'Hara reading several works, including the hilarious poem that begins, "Lana Turner has collapsed!"


Frank O'Hara, Literary Heartthrob

Is he "leaning on the john door" in this photo?

The New York School

Frank O'Hara with members of the so-called "New York School" of poets. He's the one smoking, and "Patsy" from "The Day Lady Died" is on the left.

Selected Poems Cover

The cover of a collection of O'Hara's works, with a picture of the poet.

Historical Documents

From Mad Men
The character Don Draper from the acclaimed television show reads O'Hara's mysterious poem, "Mayakovsky."


Frank O'Hara: Poet Among Painters
Marjorie Perloff is one of the most respected scholars of contemporary avant-garde poetry, and this study had a lot to do with securing O'Hara's reputation.


American Masters: Billie Holiday

A short biography of Holiday from the good people at PBS.


The guy has his own website. Audio, video, biography: it's all here.

Modern American Poetry

A biography and critical discussions of O'Hara's works.

O'Hara Book Review

A review of a recently published collection of O'Hara's selected poems.

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