John Lawrence Ashbery (born July 28, 1927) is an American poet. He has published more than twenty 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, Ashbery's work still proves controversial. Ashbery has stated that he wishes his work to be accessible to as many people as possible, and not to be 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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... up knowing that chill clear neck of the woods as well as if we lived there ourselves." -John Russell - The New York Times, 18 May 1979 "...These somewhat mysterious drawings project an air that ... She relies on simplicity to imply the complexities of things." -John Bernard Myers - Art World, New York, May 1982 " A true painter is on hand here, and one who could trust herself to work with emptiness ... From 1964-68 she edited the journal Art and Literature with Rodrigo Moynihan, Sonia Orwell and John Ashbery ...
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“You cant say it that way any more.
Bothered about beauty you have to
Come out into the open, into a clearing,
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“His pain was too great. He begged me for the simple mercy of death. And I could do nothing else but help him leave a world that had become a sleepless, tortured nightmare to him.”
—Robert D. Andrews, and Nick Grindé. Dr. John Garth (Boris Karloff)