John Ashbery The Mooring Of Starting Out

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The Mooring Of Starting Out

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Most critics would agree that John Ashbery is one of 20th-century American poetry's finest voices. Perhaps his most admired book is Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, a culmination of themes, styles, and forms with which the poet experimented over the course of two decades. Now, the poet's devoted readers can trace his development through the first five books of his poetry, collected here in one handy volume. The Mooring of Starting Out represents Ashbery's work from 1956 through 1972, comprising Some Trees, his first book; The Tennis Court Oath, written while he was living in Paris.

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John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, in 1927. He wrote more than twenty books of poetry, including Quick Question; Planisphere; Notes from the Air; A Worldly Country; Where Shall I Wander; and Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. The winner of many prizes and awards, both nationally and internationally, he received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation in 2011 and a National Humanities Medal, presented by President Obama at the White House, in 2012. Ashbery died in September 2017 at the age of ninety.

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...it is not because Ashbery is a "strong" poet (to use Harold Bloom's favored term) that his work remains so inviting. It is rather because he is, in a special sense, an exemplarily weak one, full of representative doubts and anxieties, fond memories, misapprehensions and fears. His poetry appeals not because it offers wisdom in a packaged form, but because the elusiveness and mysterious promise of his lines reminds us that we always have a future and a condition of meaningfulness to start out toward. -- The New York Times Book Review, Nicholas Jenkins

An Additional Poem
Album Leaf
America
Answering A Question In The Mountains
As You Know
The Ascetic Sensualists
A Blessing In Disguise
A Boy
The Bungalows
Canzone
Chaos
The Chateau Hardware
Civilization And Its Discontents
Clepsydra
Clouds
Decoy
Definition Of Blue
The Double Dream Of Spring
The Ecclesiast
Eclogue
Errors
Europe
Evening In The Country
Farm Implements And Rutabagas In A Landscape
Faust
For John Clare
Fragment
French Poems
Glazunoviana
Grand Abacus
The Grapevine
He
The Hero
The Hod Carrier
Hotel Dauphin
How Much Longer Will I Be Able To Inhabit The Divine Sepulcher
Idaho
If The Birds Knew
Illustration
The Instruction Manual
Into The Dusk-charged Air
It Was Raining In The Capital
Landscape
Last Month
A Last World
Le Livre Est Sur La Table
Leaving The Atocha Station
A Life Drama
A Long Novel
The Lozenges
Measles
Meditations Of A Parrot
The Mythological Poet
The New Realism
The New Spirit
Night
The Orioles
Our Youth
An Outing
The Painter
Pantoum
Parergon
The Passive Preacher
A Pastoral
The Picture Of Little J.a. In A Prospect Of Flowers
The Pied Piper
Plainness In Diversity
Poem
Popular Songs
Rain
The Recent Past
The Recital
Rivers And Mountains
Rural Objects
The Shower
The Skaters: 1
The Skaters: 2
The Skaters: 3
The Skaters: 4
Some Trees
Some Words (from The French Of Arthur Cravan)
Song
Sonnet
Sonnet
Soonest Mended
Sortes Vergilianae
Spring Day
Summer
Sunrise In Suburbia
The Suspended Life
The System
The Task
The Tennis Court Oath
These Lacustrine Cities
They Dream Only Of America
The Thinnest Shadow
Thoughts Of A Young Girl
The Thousand Islands
The Ticket
To Redoute
To The Same Degree
Two Scenes: 1
Two Scenes: 2
Two Sonnets: 1. Dido
Two Sonnets: 2. The Idiot
The Unknown Travelers
Variations, Calypso And Fugue On A Theme Of Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Way They Took
A White Paper
White Roses
Years Of Indiscretion
Young Man With Letter
The Young Son
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

This collection of the poet's work from 1956 to 1972 demonstrates Ashbery's tireless efforts to remain poetically fresh. -- A New York Times Notable Book of 1998; New York Times Book Review, 6 December 1998

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