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John Ashbery

John Ashbery

Ashbery, John
Title: John Ashbery
Reading Date: Tuesday, November 4, 1980

Introduction-1716

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by Lois Shelton

"Thoughts of a Young Girl"-1717

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Ashbery, John. The Tennis Court Oath: A Book of Poems. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1962.

Excerpt from Part II of "The Skaters"-1718

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Ashbery, John. Rivers and Mountains. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1966.

"Soonest Mended"-1719

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Ashbery, John. The Double Dream of Spring. New York: Dutton, 1970.

"It was Raining in the Capital"-1720

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Ashbery, John. The Double Dream of Spring. New York: Dutton, 1970.

"Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape"-1721

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Ashbery, John. The Double Dream of Spring. New York: Dutton, 1970.

From "The System"-1722

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Ashbery, John. Three Poems. New York: Viking, 1972.

From "Grand Galop"-1723

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Ashbery, John. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. New York: Viking, 1975.

"Street Musicians"-1724

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Ashbery, John. Houseboat Days. New York: Viking, 1977.

"The Other Tradition"-1725

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Ashbery, John. Houseboat Days. New York: Viking, 1977.

"The Couple in the Next Room"-1726

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Ashbery, John. Houseboat Days. New York: Viking, 1977.

"And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name"-1727

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Ashbery, John. Houseboat Days. New York: Viking, 1977.

"The Ice-Cream Wars"-1728

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Ashbery, John. Houseboat Days. New York: Viking, 1977.

From "Litany"-1729

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Ashbery, John. As We Know. New York: Viking, 1979.

"Qualm"-1730

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Ashbery, John. Shadow Train. New York: Viking, 1981.

"Penny Parker's Mistake"-1731

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Ashbery, John. Shadow Train. New York: Viking, 1981.

"The Lonedale Operator"-1732

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Ashbery, John. A Wave. New York: Viking, 1984.

"The Songs We Know Best"-1733

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Ashbery, John. A Wave. New York: Viking, 1984.

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Reading Date: Tuesday, November 4, 1980
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

John Ashbery reads widely from his body of work, including poems from both Shadow Train and A Wave, which were published in the four years that followed this reading.

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