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Author Calhoun, Ada, author.

Title Also a poet : Frank O'Hara, my father, and me / Ada Calhoun.

Edition First edition.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, 2022.
©2022
2 holds on first copy returned of 3 copies
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 95th Street Adult Biography  BIO CALHOUN    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  BIO CALHOUN    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO CALHOUN    AVAILABLE
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Description 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Contains bibliographic references (pages 235-254).
Summary "When Ada Calhoun stumbled upon old cassette tapes of interviews her father, celebrated art critic Peter Schjeldahl, had conducted for his never-completed biography of poet Frank O'Hara, she set out to finish the book her father had started forty years earlier. As a lifelong O'Hara fan who grew up amid his bohemian cohort in the East Village, Calhoun thought the project would be easy, even fun, but the deeper she dove, the more she had to face not just O'Hara's past, but also her father's, and her own. The result is a groundbreaking and kaleidoscopic memoir that weaves compelling literary history with a moving, honest, and tender story of a complicated father-daughter bond. Also a Poet explores what happens when we want to do better than our parents, yet fear what that might cost us; when we seek their approval, yet mistrust it. In reckoning with her unique heritage, as well as providing new insights into the life of one of our most important poets, Calhoun offers a brave and hopeful meditation on parents and children, artistic ambition, and the complexities of what we leave behind."
Subject Calhoun, Ada.
Schjeldahl, Peter.
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966.
Poets -- Biography.
Art critics -- Biography.
Father and child -- Biography.
Parent and child -- Biography.
East Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
Genre Autobiographies.
Added Title Frank O'Hara, my father, and me
ISBN 9780802159786
0802159788
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