on poetry

July 28, 2017

“There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.”
John Ashbery
(b. July 28, 1927)

In honor of John Ashbery’s 90th birthday, we offer this link to a 2008 edition of Rain Taxi Review of Books, which features “A DREAM OF THIS ROOM, A Created Spaces Portfolio of Works on John Ashbery’s Textual and Domestic Environments,” and a link to Karin Roffman’s brand new comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery, The Songs We Know Best (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
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