Category Archives: Fiction

Andrew Sean Greer’s “It’s a Summer’s Day” and Echoes of Frank O’Hara

                        In this week’s New Yorker, there is a story by Andrew Sean Greer which quietly takes its title from a poem by Frank O’Hara.  Oddly enough, this isn’t … Continue reading

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“I carried Ulysses with me for luck:” Frank O’Hara and James Joyce, on Bloomsday

      Soon after Frank O’Hara discovered James Joyce’s writing in high school, Joyce quickly became one of O’Hara’s heroes.  In his biography of O’Hara, City Poet, Brad Gooch details O’Hara’s early infatuation with Joyce, which carried through his teenage years, … Continue reading

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“A Thrashing, Generous Intelligence”: Eileen Myles’s Inferno chosen for Slate/Whiting Second Novel List

The poet Eileen Myles is, of course, also an accomplished writer of fiction, and her recent novel Inferno has just been named one of the five books on the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.  In a glowing review of the book on Slate, Sasha Weiss … Continue reading

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Frank O’Hara and the other Don — DeLillo, not Draper

Frank O’Hara fans know all about the time Don Draper read some lines from the poem “Mayakovsky” on the television show Mad Men (thereby introducing O’Hara’s work to a much wider audience and legions of tweeters).  But apparently there’s another famous (and … Continue reading

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