Poems Retrieved

ISBN-10: 0912516194

ISBN-13: 9780912516196

Edition: 2nd (Revised)

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List price: $13.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Grey Fox Press
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Frank O'Hara 1926-1966 Poet Frank O'Hara was born in Baltimore, MD and raised in Massachusetts. He served in the Navy and then studied at Harvard and the University of Michigan. From 1952 to 1966, O'Hara was on the staff at the Museum of Modern Art. He was a critic and a playwright and stayed active in the art scene. O'Hara published six books of poetry from 1952 until his death. Frank O'Hara died in 1966 when he was run down by a dune buggy on Fire Island.

Editor's Note
Noir Cacadou, or The Fatal Music of War
A Doppelganger
Poem (Green things are flowers too)
A Slow Poem
In Gratitude to Masters
Poem (Suppose that grey tree, so nude)
Poem (Poised and cheerful the)
Song (I'm going to New York!)
A Pathetic Note
Poem (Just as I leave the theatre)
A Byzantine Place
Lines Across the United States
An Epilogue: To the Players of Try! Try!
Poem (I can't wait for spring!)
Poem (This vessel I've chosen)
Voyage a Paris
A Party Full of Friends
A Curse
A Portrait
Mr. O'Hara's Sunday Morning Service
The Soldier
[In the street of children the sun is cold]
Form and Utterance
Round Objects
Sky Rhymes
The Air and Sex of Early Day
A Virtuoso
A Classical Last Act
The Ideal Bar
The Painter's Son
A Military Ball
Poem ("Green oboes!" the parrot cries,)
Serenade (Starlings are singing)
Vernissage Jane Freilicher
[It is a weak cold morning and I roll]
Poem (The tough newspaper boy will wear)
On a Friend's Being Insulted
To Dick
The Puritan
A Romantic Poet to His Muse
A Greek Girl at Riis Beach
Poets up in the Air
[I walk through the rain]
Grace and George, An Eclogue
It's the Blue
Jacob Wrestling
Poem (Rat's nest, at home bungling, up)
A Darkened Palette
Poem ("It's only me knocking on the door")
The Beach in April
A Wind at Night
Prose for the Times
[Tent-digging on the vacant lakes we appled]
Maurice Ravel
Serenade (This night this forest)
A Sunday Supplement
Kra Kra
A Protestant Saint
What Sledgehammer? or W. C. Williams's Been Attacked!
The War
The Builders
[With the minute intentions of a boa heroic constrictor]
Changing Your Ways
Study of Women on the Beach 2
Poem (The rich cubicle's enclosure)
August Afternoon, A Collage
[The azure waves grumble and languish]
[Fish smells in the hallway]
Poem About Jane
[Rooftops blocks away from me]
A Birthday
[Of all community of mind and heart]
A Wreath for John Wheelwright
[See the tents and the tanks and the trees of March!]
[My country, leafy and blue with infinite breaths]
Causerie de Gaspe Peninsula
St. Simeon
Light Cavalry
[En route to the burial in Long Island]
[Lace at your breast]
Forest Divers
The Weekend
The Lights Over the Door
Indian Diary
"Light Conversation"
Southern Villages, A Sestina
Green Words, A Sestina
Bill's Body Shop
A Little on His Recentness
[There's such an I love you!]
Poem (Water flow strongly O clouds)
Dear Bobby
To Bobby
[So the spirit of music, the cascades!]
Sonnet (O at last the towers!)
[A face over a book]
[Into the valley they go]
[She hefted her leg onto the table and]
On a Back Issue of Accent
The Last Day of the Zoo
To the Meadow
Benjamin Franklin, or Isadora Duncan
Poem (The paralysis of power and ease)
The Mike Goldberg Variations
[Dumb urns in syncamore temples]
Lexington Avenue, An Eclogue
[In the pearly green light]
Poem (Here we are again together)
[Pussywillows! Oh you're still here,]
Movie Cantata
[O resplendent green sea! I slowly pierce]
[Five sobs lined up on the doorstep]
Epigram for Joe
Ode (I don't eat wheat)
Jackie (After John Gower)
[The brittle moment comes]
[On the world's first evening]
[Now It Seems Far Away and Gentle]
Corresponding Foreignly
Song (J'arrive au casserole at je casse une croute)
Bagatelle, or The Importance of Being Larry and Frank
Collected Proses, An Answer
Une Journee de Juillet
[Dusk. Dawn. The land. An albatross thinks of Spain.]
[She, has she bathed in sound]
[It is 1:55 in Cambridge, pale and spring cool,]
To John Ashbery on Szymanowski's Birthday
Poem (Flower! you are like synthetic feelings,)
Un Chant Contre Paroles
[And leaving in a great smoky fury]
[Three Parodies]
The Stars
To Ned
Platinum, Watching TV, Etc.
[There's nothing more beautiful]
[Have you ever wanted]
Two Poems and a Half
Callas and a Photograph of Gregory Corso
To Violet Lang
Poem (I could die)
University Place
[It is 4:19 in Pennsylvania Station]
Maria Kurenko (Rachmaninoff Sings)
[Why is David Randolph such a jerk]
Kein Traum
[On the vast highway]
Poem ("We'll probably pay for it in August" the radio says)
Poem (You do not always seem to be able to decide)
Old Copies of Life Magazine
"Chez William Kramps"
Young Girl in Pursuit of Lorca
[How wonderful it is that the Park Avenue Viaduct is being rehabilitated]
A Trip to the Zoo
Dear Vincent
[The fondest dream of]
What Happened to "The Elephant Is at the Door"
After a Meeting of The 2nd Coming
Poem During Poulenc's Gloria
The Trout Quintet
F.Y.I. #371 (The Nun)
F.Y.I. #371a (Haiku Day for the Nuns)
F.Y.I. #371b (Parallel Forces Excerpted)
Le Domaine Musical
[Like a barbershop that's closed on Saturday, me heart]
Off the Kerb and After Emily Dickinson
Shooting the Shit Again
[How poecile and endearing is the Porch]
Conglomerations in the Snow of Christmas Eve 1961
Un Homme Respectueux
Le Boeuf sur le Toit
My Day
[I will always remember]
Poem (Hoopla! yah yah yah)
Poem (It's faster if you late but may never occur)
To Lotte Lenya
Song (I ate out your heart)
Poem (In that red)
[What strange cataract the peculiar]
[The ancient ache, quick false move]
Poem (lost lost)
[I know that you try even harder than I]
[Not to confirm dolors with a wild laugh]
[Long as the street becomes]
[Just as I am not sure where everything is going]
[Why are there flies on the floor]
Notes on the Poems
Index of Titles and First Lines
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