Posts Tagged: Frank O’Hara

A Poet’s Arrival


The New Yorker profiles Ocean Vuong, who muses on the English language, growing up around women, Frank O’Hara, and the vestigial nature of clichés. And with his first book of poetry published just last week, he addresses the feelings of strangeness that accompany the act of making poetry and writing into a career:

When the poet-novelist Ben Lerner joined the faculty, he introduced Vuong to the notion that a life of writing might be possible.


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The Rumpus Interview with Campbell McGrath


Campbell McGrath talks about his new collection, XX: Poems For The Twentieth Century, capitalism, history, and what it might mean to write a wordless poem. ...more

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The Creative Writing Class That Changed My Life


One could sense this passion in all of us. It seemed to fill the classroom as if it were part of the oxygen. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with George Hodgman


Editor and author George Hodgman talks about his new memoir, Bettyville, what makes for a good memoir, and returning to his hometown of Paris, Missouri from New York to take care of his aging mother. ...more