In the Book Review: Urban Poet


Now, here’s an idea. Reviewing the new collection of Frank O’Hara’s poetry, William Logan writes,

He was always looking for some vivid stimulus, preferably one a little outlandish — not a bad thing for a curator of modern painting, perhaps, but not necessarily a good one for a poet (O’Hara treated contemporary art with far more deliberation than he treated poetry). He began to make poetry from whatever happened around him — today, he might have written a blog.

Thought for today!