May 31, 2012 @ 12:37:00 am
Lunch time poet Frank O'Hara.
From the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog, a post about Joan Acocella’s recent article about the descriptivist versus prescriptivist grammarian wars, and some sound advice: Don’t go into a bar and ask, “For whom are we rooting today?”
Can you take back poetry? Larkin's and Auden's most well-known lines about love—“What will survive of us is love” and “We must love one another or die”—are anthologized and taught in classrooms all over the world. “But what’s remarkable about them,” Ron Rosenbaum writes at Slate, is that their authors “agonized over them, were conflicted and critical of their own lines. Both Larkin and Auden eventually tried to distance themselves from their original unmediated utterances.”
In honor of former assistant curator Frank O’Hara, the Museum of Modern Art has invited poets Stefania Heim
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