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by John Ashbery

eBook Quick Question: New Poems ePub
Author: John Ashbery
Language: English
ISBN: 0062225952
ISBN13: 978-0062225955
Publisher: Ecco; 1st Edition edition (December 4, 2012)
Pages: 128
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
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With Quick Question, a new collection of poems published in time for his 85th birthday, John Ashbery proves that his creative power has only grown stronger with ag. .

With Quick Question, a new collection of poems published in time for his 85th birthday, John Ashbery proves that his creative power has only grown stronger with ag.

John Ashbery was recognized as one of the greatest 20th-century American poets Ashbery’s first book, Some Trees (1956), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. The competition was judged by .

John Ashbery was recognized as one of the greatest 20th-century American poets. American writer John Ashbery poses during portrait session held on February 20, 1996 in Paris, France. Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images). John Ashbery was recognized as one of the greatest 20th-century American poets. Ashbery’s first book, Some Trees (1956), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Auden, who famously confessed later that he hadn’t understood a word of the winning manuscript.

Ashbery has been more or less disappointing my expectations since the great book Can you Hear, Bird (almost 20 years old now) and Quick Question has disappointed even my diminished expectations. One could of course pontificate mightily about poets who as they aged never again found the greatness of their youth, or counter that with those who, in their age, wrote wise and good poetry.

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

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.

Here is a selection of poems by John Ashbery, who died Sunday

Here is a selection of poems by John Ashbery, who died Sunday. Some of Mr. Ashbery’s most famous poems are thousands of words long, and they are not included here. Our question of a place of origin hangs Like smoke: how we picnicked in pine forests, In coves with the water always seeping up, and left Our trash, sperm and excrement everywhere, smeared On the landscape, to make of us what we could. From Houseboat Days ; reprinted with permission from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, in 1927. He earned degrees from Harvard and Columbia, and he traveled as a Fulbright Scholar to France in 1955. Best known as a poet, he has published more than twenty collections, most recently A Worldly Country (Ecco, 2007).

Quick Question : New Poems. With Quick Question, a new collection of poems published in time for his 85th birthday, John Ashbery proves that his creative power has only grown stronger with age. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Quick Question : New Poems. Quick Question.

John Ashbery is the author of more than twenty books of poetry.

Praise for John Ashbery: "Ashbery just talks, calmly and evenly, sifting through the verbal detritus of civilization and making fascinating sculptures out of what he finds. John Ashbery is the author of more than twenty books of poetry. his many awards include a Pulitzer Prize and, in 2012, a National Humanities Medal presented by President Obama at the White House. More Author Information. Membership Advantages.

Quick question: where and when will John Ashbery read from his new book? .

Quick question: where and when will John Ashbery read from his new book? The short answer is the New School's Tishman Auditorium at 66 West 12 Street in New York City on Saturday evening December 8, 2012, at 7 P.

Hailed by Harold Bloom as "America’s greatest living poet," John Ashbery has won every major American literary award for his poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A beloved and gifted artist, Ashbery takes his place beside Whitman, Dickinson, Stevens, and Hart Crane in the canon of great American poets. With Quick Question, a new collection of poems published in time for his 85th birthday, John Ashbery proves that his creative power has only grown stronger with age.

Doriel
The fact that he still works his magic on a old Remington typewriter shames those of us held captive to laptops.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
Who am I after all to review the new book by the man often considered America's finest living poet?
I do have the slight credential that I did actually buy the book and much to my own surprise managed to read more than half in a single sitting.
I am a little sad. Ashbery has been more or less disappointing my expectations since the great book Can you Hear, Bird (almost 20 years old now) and Quick Question has disappointed even my diminished expectations.
One could of course pontificate mightily about poets who as they aged never again found the greatness of their youth, or counter that with those who, in their age, wrote wise and good poetry. What would be the point?
Ashbery's recent poetry does not blow the top of my head off. I do not stop at the end of a poem and exclaim--wow--even though half the time I only had a vague idea of what he meant. I expect that I will not return to the poems in this book, as I have not returned to the poems in Planisphere.
In fact, my sole reaction on reading the new poetry in Quick Question is--oh there's that Ashbery trick, or that one, trotted out one last time in the hope it can salvage an uninspired poem.
The plethora of pronouns without antecendents, the sudden colloquial expression, the juxtaposition of two uncommon objects.
When you juxtapose two uncommon things, and they are just two uncommon things, its, well, a little vapid.
You might want to buy or borrow the book yourself to see if you agree or disagree with me. This book reminds me very much of Planisphere; if you grooved to that one, you might find this one entertaining. And in all truth, Ashbery still writes better poetry than the vast majority of American poets.
Yet this book seems a very light craft to ride out this hour's monstrous storms.
Lightseeker
I'm not sure why I love John Ashbery's poetry. Maybe it's because each poem is like a favorite old album you think you know by heart but then there's an earthquake and the needle jumps from track 2 to track 5 and now you're here, not there and the scenery has changed but not completely. And you go back and read it again, everyday language electrified on some weird alternating current that switches sometimes slow sometimes fast.

Quick Question opens with "Words to That Effect:"

"The drive down was smooth/but after we arrived things started to go haywire,/first one thing and then another. The days/ scudded past like tumbleweed, slow then fast then slow again."

And that's the way it is with Ashbery. A little haywire, one thing, then another. Thing is, you've got to keep going back, tasting the words again and again. I'm still reading 1975′s Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Elusive and mysterious. Just like life.
Xwnaydan
While this is a slighter work by Ashbery compared to his most recent previous work (which I feel has him at the height of his powers) it is never the less full of wonderful slights of hand and just plain fun. If you are looking for deeper work by Ashbery perhaps go to his work as a young man but I feel his latter work shows a discipline and excellence that will place him among the pantheon of great 20th century poets. Our older poets are still showing strokes of genius well into old age and makes the younger generation appear a bunch of jokesters. No one seems to have the patience for the craft anymore, certainly not like the masters of the latter part of the 20th century.
Lonesome Orange Kid
I have carried this book around with me for two months now , including a few days away
When I read and re read.
The problem with many reviews of this book is that they are produced quickly after release and
Probably don't do it justice. the poems are superb if you understand that Mr Ashbery gives you a
Glimpse here and there before moving on and sometimes taking a step back or looking at from
Another angle. He tells you something and nothing but in a wonderful way.
When I am work I think of a
Few lines and they cheer me up , I also look at situations in the ashbery way.
This book I feel is one of his best and I am now looking forward to the next releases.
One of the most
Interesting , exciting , amusing poets writing today or any day for that matter.
Malak
Quick question: why are there any questions? John is the greatest living poet in the English language.
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