Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems

By Frank O'Hara; Frank C'Hara

City Lights Books, Paperback, 9780872860353, 76pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2001

Description

Important poems by the late New York poet published in The New American Poetry, Evergreen Review, Floating Bear and stranger places.

Often this poet, strolling through the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon, has paused at a sample Olivetti to type up thirty or forty lines of ruminations, or pondering more deeply has withdrawn to a darkened ware- or firehouse to limn his computed misunderstandings of the eternal questions of life, coexistence, and depth, while never forgetting to eat lunch, his favorite meal.



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.



NPR
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Lunch Poems" by Frank O'Hara, City Lights Books has reissued an expanded version of the collection. More at NPR.org

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