Knopf Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780375711480, 265pp.
Publication Date: September 8, 2009
Mark Ford has published several books of poetry and is the author of the critical biography "Raymond Roussel and the Republic of Dreams.""
“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