Author Archives: Miriam Kaplan

Why I Am Not A Painter

In Frank O’Hara’s poem, “Why I am Not a Painter” he compares himself, a poet, to his friend, an artist named Mike Goldberg. O’Hara compares Goldberg’s techniques as an artist to his own poetic techniques. When asked by O’Hara why … Continue reading


“If I Told Him, A Complete Portrait of Picasso”

Throughout Gertrude Stein’s poem, “If I Told Him, A Complete Portrait of Picasso”, many of the lines and sentences are repeated. Stein even acknowledges her repetition in line 19 when she writes “now actively repeat at all”, which she then … Continue reading