Selected Poems (Penguin Poets)

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From the early virtuosity of Some Trees and The Tennis Court Oath through the triumphs of The Double Dream of Spring and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror to the latest brilliance of A Wave—each new collection of John Ashbery’s verse has broken new ground.

Now, from the whole range of a lifetime’s work, Ashbery has chosen his own selection of 138 poems, including short lyrics, haiku, prose poems, and many of his major long poems. Seeing these great works together in one volume, readers will be able to savor a distillation of John Ashbery’s work and appreciate fully how remarkable is his achievement.

“Contains Ashbery’s greatest work and confirms his position as one of America’s finest poets since Wallace Stevens.”—Edward Guerschi, Newsday

“Mr. Ashbery remains one of his generation’s most gifted and eloquent poets . . . He writes persuasively—and movingly—of the poetic process, of the attempts of the artist to wring order out of chaos.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“No other poet is as daring . . .. None inhabits such a Versailles of the imagination. This formidable new volume offers the finest of his oeuvre.”—Carolyn Forche, Vanity Fair 

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37 Haiku
The Absence Of A Noble Presence
An Additional Poem
And I'd Love You To Be In It
And Others, Vaguer Presences
And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name
Another Chain Letter
As One Put Drunk Into The Packet-boat
As We Know
As You Came From The Holy Land
As You Know
At North Farm
At The Inn
Bird's-eye View Of The Tool And Die Co.
A Blessing In Disguise
Blue Sonata
A Boy
The Bungalows
Business Personals
The Chateau Hardware
Clepsydra
The Couple In The Next Room
Crazy Weather
Daffy Duck In Hollywood
Darlene's Hospital
Decoy
The Ecclesiast
Errors
Fantasia On The Nut-brown Maid, Sels.
Farm Implements And Rutabagas In A Landscape
Faust
Flowering Death
For John Clare
Forties Flick
Friends
Frontispiece
The Gazing Grain
Glazunoviana
Grand Galop
The Grapevine
Haunted Landscape
He
Here Everything Is Still Floating
Hop O' My Thumb
Houseboat Days
How Much Longer Will I Be Able To Inhabit The Divine Sepulcher
The Ice-cream Wars
If The Birds Knew
Illustration
The Instruction Manual
Into The Dusk-charged Air
It Was Raining In The Capital
The Ivory Tower
Just Walking Around
The Lament Upon The Waters
Landscape (after Baudelaire)
Last Month
A Last World
Late Echo
Le Livre Est Sur La Table
The Leasing Of September
Litany, Sels.
The Lonedale Operator
A Long Novel
A Love Poem
Many Wagons Ago
Marchenbilder
Mixed Feelings
More Pleasant Adventures
My Erotic Double
Old Heavens, You Used To Tweak Above Us
Oleum Misericordiae
On The Towpath
The Ongoing Story
Or In My Throat
The Other Cindy
The Other Tradition
Otherwise
Our Youth
The Painter
Paradoxes And Oxymorons
Parergon
The Picture Of Little J.a. In A Prospect Of Flowers
The Pied Piper
Plainness In Diversity
The Plural Of 'jack-in-the-box.'
Popular Songs
Punishing The Myth
Purists Will Object
The Pursuit Of Happiness
Pyrography
Qualm
The Recent Past
Rivers And Mountains
Saying It To Keep It From Happening
Scheherazade
Self-portrait In A Convex Mirror
Silhouette
The Skaters: 4
Some Old Tires
Some Trees
Something Similar
Song
The Songs We Know Best
Sonnet
Soonest Mended
Sortes Vergilianae
Spring Day
Street Musicians
Summer
Syringa
The System
Tapestry
The Task
Thank You For Not Cooperating
Their Day
There Was A Calm Rapture In The Way She Spoke
This Configuration
Thoughts Of A Young Girl
A Tone Poem
Train Rising Out Of The Sea
Two Scenes: 1
Two Scenes: 2
Unctuous Platitudes
Untilted
Unusual Precautions
Variant
Variations, Calypso And Fugue On A Theme Of Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Vegetarians
A Wave
We Hesitate
Wet Casements
What Is Poetry
Whatever It Is, Wherever You Are
White Roses
Wooden Buildings
Worsening Situation
The Wrong Kind Of Insurance
The Young Son
Some Words
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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Self-Portrait won a Pulizer Prize, National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award, but Ashbery remains famously abstruse. "Something important is going on here," says LJ reviewer Graham Christian, "and on the chance that we figure it out, Selected Poems is worth having."
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