Personism and Ellen West

Episode 13 · May 6th, 2019 · 1 hr 28 mins

About this Episode

Jake and Phil discuss America's greatest poets named Frank, with Frank O’Hara’s "Personism Manifesto" and Frank Bidart’s “Ellen West”

Frank O’Hara, “Personism”

Reuben Brower, The Fields of Light

Kenneth Koch, “Fresh Air”

Daniel Clowes, Art School Confidential

The Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara

Steven Burt, “Okay I’ll Call You/Yes Call Me: Frank O’Hara’s Personism”

Frank O’Hara, “Meditations in an Emergency”

Frank O’Hara, “Having a Coke With You”

Sloterdijk, Rules for the Human Zoo

Frank O’Hara, “My Heart”

Czeslaw Milosz, The Captive Mind

Geoffrey Hill, “Language, Suffering, and Silence”

Frank O’Hara, “Ave Maria”

Frank Bidart, “Ellen West”

Tom Sleigh, Interview with a Ghost

Frank Bidart, “Writing Ellen West”

Frank Bidart, Half-Light: Collected Poems

De Maistre, as quoted in Isaiah Berlin’s Two Enemies of Enlightenment

David Jones, Epoch and Artist

Audio Clips:

The Stranglers, No More Heroes

John Ashberry reading a letter from O’Hara

Frank O’Hara reading Having a Coke With You

Style Wars

Pocahontas, Colors of the Wind