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Biography of Frank O'Hara

Frank O'Hara

Frank O'Hara (1926 - 1966)

Francis Russell (Frank) O'Hara (June 27, 1926 - July 25, 1966) was a United States poet who, along with writers like John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch, was a key member of what was known as the New York School.

Frank O'Hara, the son of Russell Joseph O'Hara and Katherine Broderick, was born in Baltimore, grew up in Massachusetts and moved to New York City in 1951.

His work was immediate and were often quickly typed out. (One collection, Lunch Poems was so named because he typed them up on his lunch hour.) Low and high cultural references mingle easily in his work, with an often dreamlike lyricism. His most anthologized poems are "Why I Am Not a Painter" and "The Day Lady Died," the latter about Billie Holiday.

O'Hara was active in the art world, working as a reviewer for Art News and as a curator for the Museum of Modern Art. He was friends with a number of prominent artists like Willem de Kooning, Larry Rivers and Bill Berkson.

O'Hara died in a freak accident on Fire Island. He was run over by a dune buggy while sleeping on the beach.


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36 Poems written by Frank O'Hara

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24306 Meditations In An Emergency Comments and analysis of Meditations In An Emergency by Frank O'Hara 46 Comments
17633 Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!) Comments and analysis of Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!) by Frank O'Hara 7 Comments
9854 Why I Am Not A Painter Comments and analysis of Why I Am Not A Painter by Frank O'Hara 2 Comments
9567 Autobiographia Literaria Comments and analysis of Autobiographia Literaria by Frank O'Hara 10 Comments
9334 Poem (Hate Is Only One Of Many Responses) Comments and analysis of Poem (Hate Is Only One Of Many Responses) by Frank O'Hara 2142 Comments
8890 Homosexuality Comments and analysis of Homosexuality by Frank O'Hara 3 Comments
8647 The Day Lady Died
8590 A Quiet Poem Comments and analysis of A Quiet Poem by Frank O'Hara 264 Comments
8011 Morning Comments and analysis of Morning by Frank O'Hara 1 Comment
7851 Melancholy Breakfast
7680 Call Me
7235 A True Account Of Talking To The Sun At Fire Island
6722 My Heart
6412 Today Comments and analysis of Today by Frank O'Hara 1 Comment
6400 For Grace, After A Party Comments and analysis of For Grace, After A Party by Frank O'Hara 255 Comments
6369 To The Harbormaster Comments and analysis of To The Harbormaster by Frank O'Hara 2 Comments
6109 As Planned Comments and analysis of As Planned by Frank O'Hara 4 Comments
5943 Lines For The Fortune Cookies
5277 A City Winter
5249 Song (Is it dirty) Comments and analysis of Song (Is it dirty) by Frank O'Hara 21 Comments
4522 On Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing The Delaware At The Museum Of Modern Art
4411 Digression On Number 1, 1948
4336 1951
4254 Jane Awake
4220 Music Comments and analysis of Music by Frank O'Hara 2 Comments
4142 Song (Did you see me walking by the Buick Repairs?)
4115 Spleen
3638 Poem (O Solo Mio)
3486 At Joan's Comments and analysis of At Joan's by Frank O'Hara 1 Comment
3009 Ann Arbor Variations
2804 Chinamen Jump
2473 At Night Chinamen Jump Comments and analysis of At Night Chinamen Jump by Frank O'Hara 1 Comment
1216 Steps
749 A Step Away From Them Comments and analysis of A Step Away From Them by Frank O'Hara 2 Comments
507 Ave Maria Comments and analysis of Ave Maria by Frank O'Hara 1 Comment
281 V.R. Lang Comments and analysis of V.R. Lang by Frank O'Hara 1 Comment


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