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John Ashbery (1927–2017)

John Ashbery was born on July 28, 1927 in Rochester, New York, USA as John Lawrence Ashbery. He was a writer, known for The Forbidden Room (2015), Raymond Roussel: Le Jour de Gloire (2017) and Double je (2002). He was married to David Kermani. He died on September 3, 2017 in Hudson, New York. See full bio »

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 2015 The Forbidden Room (poetry)
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 2017 Raymond Roussel: Le Jour de Gloire (Documentary)
 2003 John Ashbery: The Poet's View (Video documentary)
 2003 New Scenes from America (Documentary short)
Himself - Poet
 2002 Double je (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 2 June 2002 (2002) ... Himself

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Translated "Melville" by Jean-Jacques Mayoux, 1960. See more »

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There are not that many things to write poetry about. There's love and there's death and time passing and the weather outside, which is horrible today. I'm so glad I'm not writing poetry today. The weather gets to me when I write. See more »


He was also an art critic and teacher at Brooklyn College. See more »

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