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Frank O'Hara writes to Larry Rivers

By Harriet Staff

The Best American Poetry blog has a letter from O'Hara to his friend/muse/collaborator Larry Rivers. A taste:

. . . but really, I don't see why one shouldn't enjoy something in life if one can stand not enjoying so much else. it's too bad you don't imagine I understand you as well as I imagine you understand me, but we can't have everything at the same time, thank god, or it would be too confusing. I loved staying with you and adore your mind . . .

More. And more letters from Frank O'Hara can be picked up via the CUNY Center for Humanities here.

Originally Published: August 13th, 2010