Ada Calhoun Explores Personal and Cultural History in ‘Also a Poet’

Peter Schjeldahl’s memorial essay on Frank O’Hara appeared in the August 13, 1966, issue of the Village Voice. Village Voice archives

In the fall of 2018, Ada Calhoun found treasure in the basement of the apartment building on St. Mark’s Place, in the East Village, where she grew up. What does a working writer do with a chest of doubloons? Smelts them into a narrative. And if the coins refuse to yield? Take a hammer to them until they do.

The gold that Calhoun discovered in a tall, dusty file cabinet while looking for a few of her childhood toys was

→ Continue reading at The Village Voice

[ufc-fb-comments url=""]

Latest Articles

Related Articles