Why I Am Not a Painter by Frank O’Hara – Poems | poets.org.
Who authored Why I Am Not a Painter?
Why I Am Not a Painter is one of my favourite Frank O’Hara poems. He wrote it after a series of visits to his friend Michael Goldberg, the American abstract expressionist painter.
Why I am a poet not a painter?
I am not a painter, I am a poet. Why? I think I would rather be a painter, but I am not.
Why I Am Not a Painter tone?
Frank O’Hara’s “Why I Am Not a Painter” was first published in 1957 in the Evergreen Review. Eliot, which critic Paul Carroll characterized in his The Poem in Its Skin as “civilized, verbally excellent, ironic, cerebral“—O’Hara’s work is usually conversational and casual in tone. …