Meditations in an Emergency

Author: Frank O'Hara
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802134523
Category: Poetry
Page: 52
View: 8747
Poems deal with nature, motion pictures, human behavior, the arts, parties, and other cultures

Selected Poems

Author: Frank O'Hara
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0375711481
Category: Poetry
Page: 265
View: 6558
A compendium of selected works by the influential New York poet features poetry from "A City in Winter" and his six other collections of poems, accompanied by an overview of his work and influence on modern American literature.

In Memory of My Feelings

Frank O'Hara and American Art
Author: Russell Ferguson,Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520222434
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 5842
In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art is a reexamination of the relationship between art and poetry at a crucial moment in American art. It also offers new insights into the charismatic figure of Frank O'Hara and his world and interests, which included art, music, theater, dance, film, and mass culture.

Mad Men and Philosophy

Nothing Is as It Seems
Author: Rod Carveth,James B. South
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470603017
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 1892
A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, Mad Men With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophy brings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper ad agency. You'll gain insights into a host of compelling Mad Men questions and issues, including happiness, freedom, authenticity, feminism, Don Draper's identity, and more. Takes an unprecedented look at the philosophical issues and themes behind AMC's Emmy Award-winning show, Mad Men Explores issues ranging from identity to authenticity to feminism, and more Offers new insights on your favorite Mad Men characters, themes, and storylines Mad Men and Philosophy will give Mad Men fans everywhere something new to talk about around the water cooler.

The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

Author: Frank O'Hara
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520201668
Category: Poetry
Page: 586
View: 3553
Available for the first time in paperback, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.

Joan Mitchell

Lady Painter : a Life
Author: Patricia Albers
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0375414371
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 514
View: 9606
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F*ck That

An Honest Meditation
Author: Jason Headley
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
ISBN: 110190724X
Category: Humor
Page: 64
View: 4050
Let this book help you find peace with the challenges that surround you. Because they are f*cking everywhere. We all have an inner voice. Sometimes it's just not quite as serene as we'd like. Based on the viral video that had everyone from yogis to workaholics raving, F*ck That is the completely truthful and oddly tranquil guide to achieving your inner peace. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Rebecca Hazelton
Publisher: Cleveland State Univ Poetry Center
Category: Poetry
Page: 75
View: 6188
Poetry. If you—your charismatic, beautifully erotic self—had died young, your ghost would count itself fortunate to have lived, loved, and flamed-out in the company of the wildly imaginative author of VOW. But it's not just ghosts who find themselves envisioned, en-fabled, sometimes horrifically, in these poems: An ex-husband, ex-lovers, and dear friends also populate these questioning, often darkly humorous lyrics. Like them, the future unsettles you because you have taken vows, too, and broken them. Take heart, you hold in your hands the poetic manual for how to proceed.

Lunch Poems

50th Anniversary Edition
Author: Frank O'Hara
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872866173
Category: Poetry
Page: 71
View: 2319
50th anniversary hardcover gift edition of the groundbreaking poetry collection by the leader of the "New York School" of poetry.

Poems Retrieved

Author: Frank O'Hara
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 0872865975
Category: Poetry
Page: 254
View: 9688
A reissue of this classic, essential companion to Frank O'Hara's Collected Poems, with a new introduction by Bill Berkson.


Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307569764
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 3397
The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

Meditations for Men Who Do Too Much

Author: Jonathon Lazear
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671759086
Category: Psychology
Page: 400
View: 8584
Quotations from such figures as Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and others encourage men to examine their overextended lives and think about how to spend time better. Original.

Journey to the Heart

Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul
Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062291122
Category: Self-Help
Page: 384
View: 9014
Journey to the Heart by New York Times bestselling author of Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, and Lessons of Love, contains 365 insightful daily meditations that inspire readers to unlock their personal creativity and discover their divine purposes in life. “Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” –Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha

Beauty was the Case that They Gave Me

Author: Mark Leidner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983520306
Category: Poetry
Page: 94
View: 8101
Poetry. BEAUTY WAS THE CASE THAT THEY GAVE ME is Mark Leidner's first full-length collection of poems. A collection of poems that might make you feel like a flower, like a black hole, like punishment meted out at night by a giant tractor, like you have to get on fire, then slowly walk around your old neighborhood, like the town was real, like she thinks swoon is a funnier word than mulligan, and he thinks swoon is a funny word too, but no way in hell is it funnier than mulligan, like he's searching for the Holy Grail and she has little Holy Grail-shaped pupils, like an effusion of steam, like what's cool changes, like hemisphere paint, like a blue flower, like the house you have lived above forever.

Since When

Author: Bill Berkson
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566895375
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 4125
Bill Berkson was a poet, art critic, and joyful participant in the best of postwar and bohemian American culture. Since When gathers the ephemera of a life well-lived, a collage of bold-face names, parties, exhibitions, and literary history from a man who could write "of [Truman Capote's Black and White] ball, which I attended as my mother’s escort, I have little recollection" and reminisce about imagining himself as a character from Tolstoy while tripping on acid at Woodstock. Gentle, witty, and eternally generous, this is Bill, and a particular moment in American history, at its best.

Meditations on Violence

A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence
Author: Rory Miller
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
ISBN: 1594391408
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 9660
A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real-World Violence. Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations and ambushes to explore the differences between martial arts and the subject martial arts were designed to deal with: Violence. In section one, Sgt. Miller introduces the myths, metaphors and expectations that most martial artists have about what they will ultimately learn in their dojo. This is then compared with the complexity of the reality of violence. Complexity is one of the recurring themes throughout this work. Section two examines how to think critically about violence, how to evaluate sources of knowledge and clearly explains the concepts of strategy and tactics. Sections three and four focus on the dynamics of violence itself and the predators who perpetuate it. Drawing on hundreds of encounters and thousands of hours spent with criminals Sgt. Miller explains the types of violence; how, where, when and why it develops; the effects of adrenaline; how criminals think, and even the effects of drugs and altered states of consciousness in a fight. Section five centers on training for violence, and adapting your present training methods to that reality. It discusses the pros and cons of modern and ancient martial arts training and gives a unique insight into early Japanese kata as a military training method. Section six is all about how to make self-defense work. Miller examines how to look at defense in a broader context, and how to overcome some of your own subconscious resistance to meeting violence with violence. The last section deals with the aftermath—the cost of surviving sudden violence or violent environments, how it can change you for good or bad. It gives advice for supervisors and even for instructors on how to help a student/survivor. You’ll even learn a bit about enlightenment. Rory Miller has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security, booking and mental health; leading a tactical team; and teaching subjects ranging from Defensive Tactics and Use of Force to First Aid and Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill.

Beauty Breaks in

Author: Mary Ann Samyn
Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
ISBN: 9781930974876
Category: Poetry
Page: 65
View: 3575
Poet Donald Revell calls Mary Ann Samyn "a devotional poet, one devoted to the mischief and sanctity of a threshold life."

City Poet

The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara
Author: Brad Gooch
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062303422
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
View: 1747
The definitive biography of Frank O’Hara, one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, the magnetic literary figure at the center of New York’s cultural life during the 1950s and 1960s. City Poet captures the excitement and promise of mid-twentieth-century New York in the years when it became the epicenter of the art world, and illuminates the poet and artist at its heart. Brad Gooch traces Frank O’Hara’s life from his parochial Catholic childhood to World War II, through his years at Harvard and New York. He brilliantly portrays O’Hara in in his element, surrounded by a circle of writers and artists who would transform America’s cultural landscape: Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, and John Ashbery. Gooch brings into focus the artistry and influence of a life “of guts and wit and style and passion” (Luc Sante) that was tragically abbreviated in 1966 when O’Hara, just forty and at the height of his creativity, was hit and killed by a jeep on the beach at Fire Island—a death that marked the end of an exceptional career and a remarkable era. City Poet is illustrated with 55 black and white photographs.