Tag: frank o’hara

HOW TO LOVE THE OUTLAW

At a panel on Polish poetry, with the poet and artist Grzegorz Wroblewski, one of the audience members, clearly annoyed, said he was sick of the idea of the artist as outsider. The theme of alienation in art. I replied that yes some artists and writers in history are also

LONDON HEAT WAVE

POEM FROM NEW MANUSCRIPT: MY HEART SWIMS IN BLOOD

Expectations and Going on your Nerve

Is hope a form of expectation? My expectations have often led to suffering. Whether the next new country or relationship. Or planning a lesson for a spectacular class only to have it fail miserably. And then the letting go. Almost tricking myself into believing I don’t really care and then

As Frank said

Grace to be Born and Live as Variously as Possible——

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