John Ashbery Quotes (13 quotes)
“There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.”
International Herald Tribune (Paris, October 2, 1989)
“Did I say that? One says so many things, and the problem is they all get written down.”
(In response to the question Why do you call yourself anti-art?, Bard College, 2005)
Gorboduc, April Galleons
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Born: July 28, 1927 (age 91)
Occupation: Poet, professor
Bio: John Lawrence Ashbery 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.