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Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara My Father and Me, Ada Calhoun (Grove, June) When Calhoun stumbled upon a box of musty cassettes containing interviews her father, New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl, had conducted with the late American poet Frank O’Hara, she sensed a dual opportunity: an O’Hara fan herself, could she complete her father’s aborted biography and, in so doing, bring them closer together? But the O’Hara book soon turns MacGuffin, Calhoun having produced, instead, this sly, eminently readable account of a complex filial relationship.