Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems
By (author) John Ashbery
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Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems by John Ashbery
Book DescriptionIn "Notes From the Air" John Ashbery selects his very best work from ten major collections, starting with the acclaimed "April Galleons" of 1988, and ending with "Where Shall I Wander" of 2005. This selection of Ashbery's later poetry is the sequel to "The Mooring of Starting Out" (1997), which brought together his first five volumes. Ashbery has long been one of America's best-loved poets and always its most inventive. In "Notes From the Air" discloses the variety and wry power of his vision of language and of life. The poet has taken stock of where he has been, finding unexpected connections and continuities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857549782
(257mm x 176mm x mm)
Imprint: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Ashbery
John Ashbery is a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and has been a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard. He is Charles P. Stevenson, Jr., Professor of Language and Literature at Bard College.John Ashbery was born in 1927 in Rochester, New York. He grew up in Rochester and spent most of his time living with his grandparents. Ashbery had to leave the city and move to the country at the age of seven when his grandfather retired from his post as professor at the university. He went to Deerfield Academy at 16 and felt out of place in this '...sort of jock, upper-class WASP school.' (John Ashbery, 'How far to go too far,' The Guardian, G2, 24 July, 1997, 12.) He continued his education at Harvard where he met Kenneth Koch and Frank O'Hara and, along with James Schuyler and Barbara Guest, they became known as the 'New York School of Poets.' This was not an official 'school,' but a group of like minded poets seeking to undermine the serious and academic poetry written after the war in America. In 1955 Ashbery was awarded the Fulbright scholarship enabling him to go to Paris and he also had his first book of poetry accepted by W H Auden who, at the time, was the editor of the Yale Younger Poets Series. The collection of poems produced during Ashbery's time in Paris, The Tennis Court Oath, were extremely experimental and were not well received by critics. When his scholarship money ran out, Ashbery became an art critic and translator. Ashbery finally returned to New York after the death of his father in the mid-sixties and has remained in the city since then.He has produced twenty-one volumes of poetry and received the Pulitzer Prize forSelf-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.
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