Frank O’Hara and the Poetics of Saying ‘I’


Micah Mattix

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 182 pages

File size: 1017 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Frank O’Hara and the Poetics of Saying ‘I’ examines the poetics of the American poet Frank O’Hara in the context of both European and American expressionism. Placing O’Hara in relation to poets such as Rilke, Williams and Pasternak, as well as painters such as Pollock and Motherwell, the book argues that while O’Hara understands poetic form to be the result of the poet’s exploration of his experience, the purpose of the resultant artifact is not to enumerate the alphabet of the mind but to reinvigorate language through which experience of the material world is, in part, mediated.