By John Ashbery
A enchanting, forever interesting assortment that exhibits John Ashbery at his such a lot exuberant, sincere, and welcoming .
John Ashbery's 19th unique choice of poetry, first released in 2000, may be one of many "Ashberyest" of his lengthy and sundry profession. In those poems, the slippery pronouns (who is talking, who's being spoken to?), the high-low allusions (Daffy Duck, please meet Rimbaud), and the twists of context (where are we besides, and what's taking place here?) that experience lengthy been hallmarks of Ashbery's poetry are on complete, rambunctious reveal. starting with the book's very identify, Ashbery invitations the reader into the area of his poetry like by no means earlier than; each one poem may be learn as a postcard to stories which may be yours, his, or anyone's.
And but the poems on your identify listed below are additionally own and specific. the gathering is devoted to an previous pal, and within the famous "History of My Life," Ashbery moves a unprecedented autobiographical chord.
Some of the best-known poems of Ashbery's later profession are right here, together with "Not You Again," "Crossroads within the Past," and "They Don't simply leave, Either." Polyphonic, deeply sincere, and regularly very humorous, Your identify here's either ask yourself stuffed and lovely.