He said the three men he most admired were James Cagney, James Cagney, James Cagney. So Art and I had something in common – James Cagney.
He really worked as a spy in Europe in the ‘50s? Yes.
Ayden’s characters are quickly fixed by events in an airy space which belongs to no one, least of all them.
American poet Frank O'Hara was born on March 27, 1926. In celebration of the poet's 87th birthday (O'Hara died in 1966 at the age of 40), poet Siegfried Mortkowitz remembers the first time he came across O'Hara's poetry and explains why O'Hara's great poem, "The Day Lady Died" still affects him so many years later.