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Written by Frank O'HaraAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Frank O'Hara
Edited by Mark FordAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mark Ford

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
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  • Publisher: Knopf
  • On Sale: September 8, 2009
  • Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-71148-0 (0-375-71148-1)
about this book

The first new selection of O’Hara’s work to come along in several decades. In this “marvellous compilation” (The New Yorker), editor Mark Ford reacquaints us with one of the most joyous and innovative poets of the postwar period.

“Sensitively chosen and intelligently introduced . . . Ford’s selection makes it possible to see more clearly how inward O’Hara’s poetry was at its best . . . For O’Hara a poem was truthful when it was personal . . . [His] elegies succeed because long after he discarded any religious belief in immortality, he retained the aesthetic sensibility that took it seriously.”
—Edward Mendelson, The New York Review of Books