Homage to Frank O'Hara. Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Elaine de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Robert Duncan, Kenward Elmslie, Jane Freilicher, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Guest, Philip Guston, Kenneth Koch, Joe LeSeur, Gerard Malanga, Charles Olson, Ron Padgett, James Schuyler, Terry Southern, John Wieners.
Homage to Frank O'Hara

Homage to Frank O'Hara

Bolinas, CA: Big Sky, 1978. First Trade Softcover Edition. Softcover. "Frank O'Hara in others--that is what this book is about. As editors, we have collected the messages, long and short, from many of the people who knew Frank or who otherwise feel some close connection with him through either hearsay or his work or both, and whom we approached, asking them to contribute in the forms of their choice: "How would you like to write something about Frank--a memoir perhaps, any anecdotes you'd care to tell, or an essay or notes on poems, or any poems you have written or want to write directly related......the realization of how much interesting and previously uncollected material exists that properly belongs here, in this book, with Frank O'Hara as its unifying figure, or force: How central he remains in how many lives, how many new poets keep appearing to acknowledge how open and powerful and inspiring his poetry really is..." (From introduction by editors Berkson & LeSeur. This book is one of the many Frank O'Hara-related items we have from the collection of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's visionary "Alternative Press," publishers & friends of many "Beat Generation/Black Mountain/New York School" authors. What is interesting to note about this particular book is the amount of makeshift bookmarks the Mikolowskis' have in this title--all of which will be left in the exact placement we found them in. It is common for us to find one or two of these in a given title, but there are a total of six. The buyer of this item will access the pleasure of pondering why the esteemed founders of the "Alternative Press" found these pages noteworthy. Book in fine condition with moderate rubbing, minute scuffs to front, back covers; light shelf-wear throughout; spine showing light indentation and usage by the Mikolowskis, which in this case increases the distinguished provenance of the offering; minor chipping to spine at top fine-edge; minor spotting and soiling at back cover esp. at fine-edges. Fine. [Item #2935]

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