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John Ashbery - Quotes

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There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.

I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them. ---->>>

I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places. ---->>>

I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length. ---->>>

The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.

The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-28, 1927
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Occupation: Poet
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John Lawrence Ashbery (born July 28, 1927) is an American poet. He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Renowned for its postmodern complexity and opacity, Ashbery's work still proves controversial (wikipedia)