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<3 Frank

Happy birthday, Frank.

Happy birthday, Frank.

Joseph Ceravolo. Whose Collected Poetry is just out from Wesleyan.

Joseph Ceravolo. Whose Collected Poetry is just out from Wesleyan.

Kulchur 5, edited by Lita Hornick.

Kulchur 5, edited by Lita Hornick.

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$1? I wish.

$1? I wish.

Is a book by Joe Brainard.

Is a book by Joe Brainard.

And having reached the summit would like to stay there even if the stairs are withdrawn
&#8212;Barbara Guest, &#8220;The Blue Stairs&#8221;
Happy B-day, B.G.!
And having reached the summit
would like to stay there
even if the stairs are withdrawn

Barbara Guest, “The Blue Stairs

Happy B-day, B.G.!

Frank O&#8217;Hara, exercising the freedom of speech.

Frank O’Hara, exercising the freedom of speech.