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.
About the Author
Frank O'Hara studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome from 1951 to 1954 and obtained a baccalaureate there. He obtained a PhD in theology at King's College London under the supervision of the late Professor E. L. Mascall.
Mark Ford is a poet and Professor of English at University College London.
“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