May I Offer You a Drink? Sex and Sexual Subtexts in Frank O'Hara's Poetry

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Abstract

Traditional scholarship deliberately avoids homosexism, a scholarly approach offering the opportunity for a homosexual reading, in Frank O'Hara's poetry. As a member of the New York City Movement, O'Hara breaks with conventional poetic and social conventions, discussing homosexuality as a natural form of social interaction. This essay, by way of an intrinsic approach, closely examines homosexual subtexts in his poetry in general, and in the poem ''A Step Away From Them'' in particular.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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