Category Archives: David Shapiro

“The kismet of this TV night”: Frank O’Hara on Television

In 2008, many Frank O’Hara fans were pleasantly surprised when his poetry was given a big cameo in the acclaimed television show Mad Men.  But that wasn’t the last of O’Hara finding his way onto TV in recent years. A … Continue reading

Posted in David Shapiro, Film, Frank O'Hara, Jim Jarmusch, Kenneth Koch, Mad Men, Television | 1 Comment

The Day Frank Died: Elegies for Frank O’Hara

Yesterday marked the 47th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s tragic death at the age of 40 on July 25, 1966.  To mark the occasion, the New Republic posted a brief tribute to O’Hara that features two (very different) poems that were … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Ginsberg, David Shapiro, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Marjorie Perloff, Poems, Ted Berrigan | 1 Comment