Sunday, November 27, 2005

O'Hara on Poetry and Form

From Frank O'Hara's "Personism: A Manifesto":

As for measure and other technical apparatus, that's just common sense: if you're going to buy a pair of pants you want them to be tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with you.

(The Selected Poems of Frank O'Hara, edited by Donald Allen, Vintage Books, 1974 at p. xiii.)

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