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John Ashbery was born on July 28, 1927 in Rochester, New York. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree in English from Columbia University. After graduating, he wrote advertising copy for Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill. In 1955, he won the Yale Younger Poets prize for his first collection, Some Trees. While on a Fulbright scholarship to Paris, he began writing art criticism and editing small journals. After about a decade in France, he returned to New York, where he became executive editor of ARTnews and continued to work as an arts journalist. After ARTnews was sold in 1972, he taught and wrote art criticism. He wrote several collections of poetry including Houseboat Days, Flow Chart, And the Stars Were Shining, and Turandot and Other Poems. He received a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976 for Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. He also received the Antonio Feltrinelli International Prize for Poetry in 1992, the Ambassador Book Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2011. In 1993, the French government made him a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He also translated the poems of Pierre Martory. He died on September 3, 2017 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 653 copies, 6 reviews
Selected Poems 429 copies, 2 reviews
Flow Chart 189 copies
Houseboat Days: Poems 186 copies, 2 reviews
Where Shall I Wander: New Poems 174 copies, 1 review
The Mooring of Starting Out 170 copies, 1 review
Three Poems 158 copies, 1 review
A Wave 156 copies
Girls on the Run: A Poem 135 copies, 3 reviews
As We Know 110 copies, 1 review
Can You Hear, Bird: Poems 110 copies, 1 review
Chinese Whispers: Poems 108 copies, 1 review
Rivers and Mountains 104 copies, 2 reviews
Some Trees 100 copies, 2 reviews
Wakefulness: Poems 91 copies, 1 review
Shadow Train 80 copies
Planisphere: New Poems 74 copies, 3 reviews
Breezeway: New Poems 47 copies, 1 review
The Vermont Notebook 42 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 1988 (Editor) 38 copies, 1 review
The Avant-Garde (Editor) 23 copies
Narrative Art (Editor) 22 copies
Three Plays 17 copies
Painterly painting (Editor) 17 copies
Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings (Contributor) 13 copies
Ice Storm 8 copies
Fragment. 7 copies
3 x New York 5 copies
Valveillaoloa 4 copies
Una ola 3 copies
Private Seven 3 copies
Dikter 2 copies
Jane Hammond 2 copies
Fiumi di ali 2 copies
Poetry 1 copy
Haibun 1 copy
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 847 copies, 6 reviews
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor) 664 copies, 3 reviews
Illuminations (Translator, some editions) 489 copies, 10 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 404 copies, 1 review
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 352 copies, 1 review
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Contributor) 330 copies, 9 reviews
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (Contributor) 286 copies, 3 reviews
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 265 copies, 2 reviews
Hebdomeros (Preface, some editions) 257 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2001 (Contributor) 207 copies
The Best American Poetry 2004 (Contributor) 194 copies
The Best American Poetry 2006 (Contributor) 183 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2002 (Contributor) 173 copies, 1 review
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 166 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2005 (Contributor) 166 copies
The Best American Poetry 1997 (Contributor) 159 copies
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 154 copies
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 138 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2008 (Contributor) 128 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2009 (Contributor) 123 copies, 1 review
Alfred and Guinevere (Introduction, some editions) 116 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2010 (Contributor) 110 copies, 3 reviews
Emergency Kit (Contributor, some editions) 100 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2017 (Contributor) 83 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2011 (Contributor) 74 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2013 (Contributor) 70 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2014 (Contributor) 69 copies
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
Poems of Our Moment (Contributor) 33 copies
Drawings And Digressions (Foreword) 26 copies
The Paris Review 208 2014 Spring (Contributor) 15 copies, 2 reviews
New American Review 8 (Contributor) 12 copies
Grand Street, 36 (Grand Street) (Contributor) 9 copies
Alfabet op de rug gezien (Contributor) 8 copies
Big Table 3 (Contributor) 6 copies
Locus Solus I (Contributor) 4 copies
Poetry, September 2014. Volume CCIV, No. 5 (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
Locus Solus II (Contributor) 3 copies
Fiction, Volume 1, Number 1 (Contributor) 1 copy
Sulfur 9 (Contributor) 1 copy

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