John Ashbery (1927-2017)

04/09/2017 § Leave a comment

Yesterday the American poet John Ashbery died at 90. A fellow American poet, Mia You, shared this update on Facebook:

“One of the first essays I read about Stein and that made me understand why I loved. Rest in peace, John Ashbery.

‘It is for moments like this that one perseveres in this difficult poem, moments which would be less beautiful and meaningful if the rest did not exist, for we have fought side by side with the author in her struggle to achieve them.'”

The essay can be read here.

 

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