About the Author
John Ashbery is the author of twenty books of poetry, includingSelf-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award; and Some Trees (1956), which was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. Ashbery is currently the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr., Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.
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Prose as poetry really should be: among other things fresh, surprising, artful, and clear. . .I laughed all through [Alfred and Guinevere] for three readings in a row--and wholeheartedly, as one can only laugh at something that is also beautiful.