Readings in Contemporary Poetry

John Ashbery

John Ashbery is the author of sixteen books of poetry, most recently Can You Hear, Bird, a volume of art criticism and A Nest of Ninnies, a novel co-authored with James Schuyler, published by the Ecco Press. His 1975 collection, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1995, Ashbery received the Poetry Society of America's Robert Frost Medal, and in 1997, he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for Poetry. He teaches at Bard College.

Two Scenes
At North Farm
When half the time they don't know themselves...