Anthony Libby on: "Why I Am Not a Painter"
Appropriately, "Why I Am Not a Painter"--which in fact suggests that he is--contains no visual images at all, though it describes the development of a painting. As in Pollock, what replaces image is not so much plot, though the poem does tell a story and imply an argument, as the movement of the individual line, frequently circling back on itself to create the duration as well as the depth and texture of a particular experience.
From "O’Hara on the Silver Range," Contemporary Literature (1976).
|Title||Anthony Libby on: "Why I Am Not a Painter"||Type of Content||Criticism|
|Criticism Author||Criticism Target||Frank O'Hara|
|Criticism Type||Poet||Originally Posted||28 Sep 2014|
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|Contexts||No Data||Tags||development, story, argument, duration, depth, texture, experience|