Author

John Ashbery

poet from the United States of America

John Lawrence Ashbery (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) was an American poet and art critic.Ashbery is considered the most influential poet of his time. Oxford University literary critic John Bayley wrote that Ashbery "sounded, in poetry, the standard tones of the age." Langdon Hammer, chair of the English Department at Yale University, wrote in 2008, "No figure looms so large in American poetry over the past 50 years as John Ashbery" and "No American poet has had a larger, more diverse vocabulary, not Whitman, not Pound." Stephanie Burt, a poet and Harvard professor of English, has compared Ashbery to T. S. Eliot, calling Ashbery "the last figure whom half the English-language poets alive thought a great model, and the other half thought incomprehensible".Ashbery published more than 20 volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Renowned for its postmodern complexity and opacity, his work still proves controversial. Ashbery said he wished his work to be accessible to as many people as possible, not a private dialogue with himself. At the same time, he once joked that some critics still view him as "a harebrained, homegrown surrealist whose poetry defies even the rules and logic of Surrealism."
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works

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Chinese Whispers

2002 volume of poetry

author: John Ashbery

2002

Flow Chart

1991 book-length poem

author: John Ashbery

1991

Girls on the Run

1999 book-length poem

author: John Ashbery

1999

Hotel Lautréamont

book by John Ashbery

author: John Ashbery

1992

Planisphere

book by John Ashbery

author: John Ashbery

2009

Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror

book by John Ashbery

author: John Ashbery

1975

The Tennis Court Oath

1962 volume of poetry

author: John Ashbery

1962

Where Shall I Wander

book by John Ashbery

author: John Ashbery

2005

Flow Chart (poem)

book by John Ashbery

author: John Ashbery

1991

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author: John Ashbery

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