Distinguished Poet John Ashbery to Read

The Pulitzer Prize-winning and internationally acclaimed poet will read Tuesday, at 7:30 pm in Weinstein Auditorium.

Poet, John Ashbery

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

The event is free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

John Ashbery has received nearly every major writing award the literary world has to offer, and his work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Author of twenty poetry collections, as well as plays, fiction, translations, and art criticism.

For more information, please consult the news release on the Smith College website or the Smith College Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

book cover Planisphere by John AshberyAshbery first met critical acclaim with his 1956 collection Some Trees, which was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Perhaps his most famous work is 1975's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, which the New York Times noted for its "breathtaking freshness and adventure in which dazzling orchestrations of language open up whole areas of consciousness no other American poet has even begun to explore." The book received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His most recent volume, Planisphere, was praised by Boston Phoenix as "repetitive...in the way that a beach is repetitive with sand, or the night sky is repetitive with stars."

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