Category Archives: Mad Men

No, Mad Men Didn’t Rescue Frank O’Hara from Obscurity

The New York Times recently ran a piece that highlighted the effect Mad Men has had on Frank O’Hara’s reputation.  It claimed that, thanks to the television show, O’Hara has gone from being a “relatively obscure poet of the New York School” to … Continue reading

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Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner and Frank O’Hara

As I mentioned a few days ago, the New York Times recently discussed the impact the television show Mad Men has had on Frank O’Hara reputation — or, more precisely, on O’Hara’s sales figures. In today’s New York Times Book Review, there is an … Continue reading

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Mad Men and the now “much less obscure poet” Frank O’Hara

  In the New York Times today, there is a piece about the long-awaited return of the television show Mad Men this evening, and how much has changed in the years since it first aired: “Seven years on, much has changed for everyone … Continue reading

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“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

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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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