Category Archives: Poetry

O’Hara and Mad Men

Wrote about Frank O’Hara and Mad Men. Producer Matthew Weiner also putting out audio book of O’Hara poetry, one year after Mad Men ended: Maybe needs that Jon Hamm as Don Draper voice: Weeks before O’Hara’s untimely death, in 1966, … Continue reading

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Catastrophe

Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, in Mad Men, reciting part of Frank O’Hara’s “Mayakovsky“, from Meditations in an Emergency (1957): and interesting, and modern.

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Transient

Received a thank you label, with a section to peel back, and then Ah. life grows lovely where you are. Mathilde Blind Didn’t know who Mathilde Blind was. Find out that she is a famous poet, with dramatic life, subject … Continue reading

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Wasp, Ant

From Elmore Leonard’s Pronto (1993) in which the protagonist, Harry Arno, discusses his wartime experience guarding poet Ezra Pound in Italy: Once, I asked him how he was doing. He said he was watching a wasp build a house with … Continue reading

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November Precision

…amidst the blur of image. At the last public performance of William Hawkins, November 28, 2015: Shadow glance I remember you ____________________________________ Postscript, July 13, 2013: And there he was

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Passed

Wrote about him on several occasions. Informed that he passed earlier today. He being informed about terminals three days prior. Wrote about his last public performance, as here, originally published November 30, 2015: Energy of Performance William Hawkins, two days … Continue reading

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Energy of Performance

William Hawkins, two days ago: Have seen these circumstances more than once. The energy that comes, that is not there otherwise. All for the performance. And then total exhaustion, that the audience does not see. When one says that an … Continue reading

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