Three Poems by John Ashbery

Three Poems by John Ashbery. 1972 first Viking paperback edition (simultaneously published with hardcover), 118 pages. Ashbery was an award-winning American poet and integral member of the New York School and influenced by abstract expressionism. According to the Poetry Foundation: "'Ashbery’s style—self-reflexive, multi-phonic, vaguely narrative, full of both pop culture and high allusion—has become so influential that its imitators are legion,' Helen Vendler observed in the New Yorker in 1981." Three Poems was his seventh book of poetry.

Condition: VG, some shelf wear

"You are my calm world. This is my happiness. To stand, to go forward into it. The cost is enormous. Too much for one life."

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