Tag: Frank O’Hara

  • Canto Inferno

    At a recent reading in New York, Jacqueline Osherow expressed relief that she didn’t have to explain the Yiddish references that would have eluded audiences in Utah, where the Northeastern Jew has been teaching for the past several years. Yet cultural displacement is often a breeding ground for poetry, and it would be difficult to […]

  • Polyverse

    Lee Ann Brown’s Polyverse was selected by Language Poet Charles Bernstein to be published in the prestigious New American Poetry Series. That’s noteworthy, given the sectarian nature of poetry scenes—Brown’s is hardly the sort of ironic, warily analytical work one would expect to get Bernstein’s imprimatur. The thirtysomething Brown is more heart than head, goofy […]