The image is a representation of Robert Mapplethrope's work that Ashbery discussed in his essay.
This volume brings together twenty-four of O'Hara's plays, from one-act dramas to brief "eclogues."While several were produced in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts, most are intended as poetic works cast in dramatic form. With his interest in camp, collage, and dramatic and verse forms, O'Hara created characters that range from classical figures (Daphnis and Chloe) to historical personalities (Benjamin Franklin and a thinly disguised General MacArthur) to his own contemporaries (Jackson Pollack, Ted Berrigan, and others).
The last long poem of the late Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) with forty-two lithographs by Jim Dine and with an essay and glossary by Bill Berkson
The overall arrangement of the poems is chronological. There is a brief chronology of O'Hara's short life and an index of titles.
John Ashbery’s restless, witty meditation on aging and the music of change: A must-read collection from America’s greatest modern poet