Catullus in the Playground

  title={Catullus in the Playground},
  author={Anna Jackson},
  pages={104 - 115}
Every authentic poem contributes to the labour of poetry … its continual labour of reassembling what has been scattered. John Berger. In his manifesto Personism, Frank O'Hara celebrated his own work with the announcement: ‘the poem is at last between two persons instead of two pages.’ In fact, he says, he was about to write another poem when he realised he could just pick up the telephone instead. Perhaps it is lucky telephones had not been invented when Catullus was writing his poems, which… 
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