"I don't really get their jazz stimulus but it is probably what I get from painting... that is, one can't be inside all the time, it gets too boring and you can't afford to be bored with poetry so you take a secondary enthusiasm as the symbol of the first..." -Frank O'Hara to Gregory Corso, 3/20/58. Qtd. in Bill Berkson's excellent essay "Working with Joe," as in Brainard. See Modern Painters 14.3 Autumn 2001.

Now I must make a list of my secondary enthusiasms.

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Blogger Jessica Smith said ... (11:58 AM) : 

hear hear! that is a good way of putting it.

i must get awfully bored with poetry because i have like 100 secondary interests


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