Planisphere: New Poems

Paperback | December 7, 2010

byJohn Ashbery

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“Ashbery is a national treasure.”—New York Times Book Review The poetry of John Ashbery has been awarded virtually every conceivable literary prize including the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Planisphere is a new collection by one of America’s most innovative and influ...

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BreathlikeJust as the day could use another hour,I need another idea. Not a conceptor a slogan. Something more like a rutmade thousands of years ago by one of the firstwheels as it rolled along. It never came backto see what it had done, and the rutjust stayed there, not thinking of itselfor calling attention to itself in any way.Sun b...

John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, in 1927. He is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, includingQuick Question;Planisphere;Notes from the Air;A Worldly Country;Where Shall I Wander; andSelf- Portrait in a Convex Mirror, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the N...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006191522X

ISBN - 13:9780061915222

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“Deeply pleasurable...Ashbery still has his ear to the ground, he’s still listening, and the results are fun, funny, often wise, sometimes brilliant...”