Lunch Poems

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Lunch Poems by Fran O´Hara

The poems in this collection contain O’Hara’s characteristically breezy tone, containing spontaneous reactions to things happening in the moment. Many of them appear to have been written on O’Hara’s lunch hour. The poems contain numerous references to pop culture and literary figures, New York locations, and O’Hara’s friends. One common theme is a desire for personal connection, whether the one on one connection of two friends or two lovers or a broader connection to strangers, in the face of tragedy.



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