John Ashbery Can You Hear, Bird

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Can You Hear, Bird

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After John Ashberry's "Flow Chart" (1991), "Hotel Lautreamont" (1992) and "And the Stars were Shining" (1994), this work provides an A-Y of poems, moments in which voices, images and tones come in for his attention. The poems are generally short, except for "T" when "Tuesday Evening" occurs. The poem begins in tight rhymed quatrains; as the evening extends, the verse relaxes to elicit and swallow up more and more, until only rhyme pins together the impulse and reflection. Ashberry's imagination remains subject to time's encroachment and the heart's vagaries. Ashberry was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award for "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" (1975).

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Of this excellent work, Marjorie Perloff writes: "Literary echoes, puns, paragrams, and mini-narratives collide so as to create the image of a world bursting with memories and overflowing with possibilities--a world like no one else's." John Ashbery, long admired for his wit, craft, and assured (if sometimes bewildered) tone, has outdone himself here. Notice especially the tour de force, "Eternity Sings the Blues."

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John Ashbery is Charles P. Stevenson Professor in the Department of Languages and Literature at Bard College; in 1989-90 he was the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard.

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