Frank O’Hara, 1926–1966

Frank O'Hara
Frank O’Hara

This long page on my Main Site presents some useful information about the life and death of the US poet Frank O’Hara. A mistaken account of his death by Australian poet Bruce Beaver in a 1969 poem has spread misunderstanding. Also, the piece links to the many features and poems in «Jacket» magazine that deal with the legacy of O’Hara’s life and work, as well as part of Larry Rivers’ eulogy:

“Larry’s [Larry Rivers, artist] eulogy was searing, cauterizing,” says Henry Geldzahler, then a young curator at the Metropolitan. “He took us out of our bod­ies, threw us first into the grave and then into the sky.”