26 November 2012


the publication of Frank O'Hara's "For James Dean" Paul Goodman was all aflutter.  he didn't think the actor was a suitable subject for poetry.

funny how all these years later Dean remains as alive as ever while Goodman is nearly forgotten.

1 comment:

MjB said...

Alex, I didn't know this about O'Hara. Your post sent me on a search, and I found this excerpt from Brad Gooch's biography of O'Hara.


I first saw James Dean on Channel 43 in Cleveland sometime in the early 1980s when they used to show movies in the evening. They must have had a James Dean week or at least showed "Rebel Without a Cause," which is the movie I remember watching.

Take care,