Parthian Stations

Parthian Stations

by John Ash
     
 

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Poetry. "John Ash could be the best English poet of his generation. Yet somehow it seems inappropriate to play the old rating game with him. Ash lives as an expatriate in Istanbul, a vantage point from which the machinations of 'po-biz' must seem very far away. And that distance isn't merely a geographical fact but a condition of his work"--Peter Campion. John Ash

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Poetry. "John Ash could be the best English poet of his generation. Yet somehow it seems inappropriate to play the old rating game with him. Ash lives as an expatriate in Istanbul, a vantage point from which the machinations of 'po-biz' must seem very far away. And that distance isn't merely a geographical fact but a condition of his work"--Peter Campion. John Ash's work is marked by clarity and precision together with a deep humor equaled by few of his peers. Ash was born in Manchester, England, but was for many years a resident of New York before becoming a permanent resident of Istanbul. His poetry draws heavily on Byzantine and Turkish history and culture, areas in which he is a recognized expert.

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"A little querulous, perhaps? Never mind. This may be the most auspicious debut of its kind since Auden's."  —Carolyn Kizer, The New York Times Book Review, on The Branching Stairs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857548723
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author


John Ash (born June 29, 1948) is an expatriate British poet and writer. His lifelong interest in Byzantium (especially its architecture) is a major theme which runs through his poetry, fiction and travel writing, along with family friends and the three major cities he has lived in. As well as his books (largely published by Carcanet), his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Washington Post and Paris Review.

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