The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry - Frank O'Hara, David Wagoner, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, and W.D. Snodgrass Summary & Analysis

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Frank O'Hara, David Wagoner, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, and W.D. Snodgrass Summary

Frank O'Hara served in the Navy and then studied at both Harvard and University of Michigan. He quickly moved to New York City. From 1952 until his death in 1966, he worked at the Museum of Modern Art. He was both a critic and playwright, as well as a poet in the New York School. His poems are noted for their immediacy and New York City influence. The poems included in his section are "To the Harbormaster," "A Step Away from Them," "Meditations in an Emergency," "Why I Am Not a Painter," "The Day Lady Died," "Having a Coke with You," and "Ave Maria."

David Wagoner moved to Seattle and became a teacher due to his interest in being near his friend and...

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