John Ashbery

John Ashbery was an American poet who also worked as an art critic. He’s one of the most important American poets of his generation. He’s been compared to some of the greatest American poets of all time, like T.S. Eliot and Walt Whitman. He published 20 volumes of poetry throughout his lifetime and won the Pulitzer Prize.

And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name

‘And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name’ by John Ashbery is about poetry as an art form to express what’s in a creator’s mind. This piece focuses chiefly on the role of art and its nature.

Paradoxes and Oxymorons

‘Paradoxes and Oxymorons’ by John Ashbery invites the reader to think about meaning in language through highlighting contradictions.


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