Search - List of Books by John Ashbery

"The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be." -- John Ashbery
John 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". Recognized as one of America's most important poets, his work still proves controversial. In an article on Elizabeth Bishop in his Selected Prose, he characterizes himself as having been described as "a harebrained, homegrown surrealist whose poetry defies even the rules and logic of Surrealism." Although renowned for his complex, post-modern and opaque work, Ashbery has also stated that he wishes it to be accessible to as many people as possible - not part of private dialogues.

"No figure looms so large in American poetry over the past 50 years as John Ashbery," Langdon Hammer, chairman of the English Department at Yale University, wrote in 2008. "[N]o American poet has had a larger, more diverse vocabulary, not Whitman, not Pound." Stephen Burt, a poet and Harvard professor of English has compared Ashbery to T. S. Eliot, the "last figure whom half the English-language poets alive thought a great model, and the other half thought incomprehensible".

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Total Books: 164
Commotion of the Birds New Poems
2016 - Commotion of the Birds New Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062565099
ISBN-10: 0062565095
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Breezeway New Poems
2015 - Breezeway New Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062387028
ISBN-10: 0062387022
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Collected French Translations Prose
2014 - Collected French Translations Prose (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374258030
ISBN-10: 0374258031
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Quick Question New Poems
2013 - Quick Question New Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062225962
ISBN-10: 0062225960
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Quick Question
2013 - Quick Question (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847772282
ISBN-10: 1847772285
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Some Trees Yale Series Of Younger Poets
2011 - Some Trees Yale Series of Younger Poets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781258189099
ISBN-10: 1258189097
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Planisphere New Poems
2010 - Planisphere New Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061915222
ISBN-10: 006191522X
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Collected Poems 1956-1987
2010 - Collected Poems 1956-1987 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847770585
ISBN-10: 1847770584
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The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985
2010 - The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780976736455
ISBN-10: 0976736454
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Planisphere
2009 - Planisphere (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847770899
ISBN-10: 1847770894
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A Nest of Ninnies
2008 - A Nest of Ninnies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781564785206
ISBN-10: 1564785203
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Notes from the Air Selected Later Poems
2008 - Notes From the Air Selected Later Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061367182
ISBN-10: 0061367184
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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John Ashbery Collected Poems 1956-1987
2008 - John Ashbery Collected Poems 1956-1987 [Library of America #187] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598530285
ISBN-10: 1598530283
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Worldly Country New Poems
2008 - A Worldly Country New Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061173844
ISBN-10: 0061173843
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Un mondo che non pu essere migliore Poesie scelte 1956-2007 Testo inglese a fronte
A Worldly Country
2007 - A Worldly Country (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781857549195
ISBN-10: 1857549198
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2007 - The Songs We Know Best [Watershed Recordings of Contemporary Poetry] (Audio CD)
Where Shall I Wander New Poems
2006 - Where Shall I Wander New Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060765309
ISBN-10: 0060765305
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Selected Prose
2005 - Selected Prose [Poets on Poetry] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780472031399
ISBN-10: 0472031392
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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How I Wrote Certain Of My Books
2005 - How I Wrote Certain of My Books (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781878972149
ISBN-10: 1878972146
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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Where Shall I Wander
2005 - Where Shall I Wander (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781857547948
ISBN-10: 1857547942
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Where Shall I Wander  New Poems
2005 - Where Shall I Wander New Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780060765293
ISBN-10: 0060765291
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2004 - Oyes Pajaro / Can You Hear Bird [Poesia Catedra - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Una Ola / a Wave [Poesia/ Poetry] (Paperback)
2003 - Pirografa (Other)
2001 - Other Traditions [Charles Eliot Norton Lectures] (Paperback)Hardcover
1993 - Three Books [Poets, Penguin] (Paperback)
1989 - Three Poems [American Poetry Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1988 - The Best American Poetry 1988 [Best American Poetry] (Hardcover)Paperback
1988 - Rodrigo Moynihan Paintings and Works on Paper [Painters and Sculptors] (Hardcover)
1986 - As We Know [Poets, Penguin] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1984 - Rivers and Mountains [The American poetry series ; v. 12] (Other)
1984 - Some Trees [The American poetry series ; v. 14] (Paperback)Paperback
1977 - The Tennis Court Oath a Book of Poems [Wesleyan Poetry Classics] (Paperback)Hardcover
1977 - Houseboat Days [The Penguin poets] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1995 Biennial Exhibition [Whitney Biennial] (Paperback)