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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), Lines of the Hand (2015) and Steel and Air (2018). He was married to David Kermani. He died on September 3, 2017 in Hudson, New York. See full bio »

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 2018 Steel and Air (Video short) (poem by)
 2015 Lines of the Hand (Short)
 2015 The Forbidden Room (poetry)
 2009 How to Take a Bath (Short)
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 2017 Marjorie Prime (thanks)
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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)
Self - Poet
 2002 Double je (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 2 June 2002 (2002) ... Self

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Poetry book: "Selected Poems", 1967. See more »

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David Kermani  (his death)

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I guess it would be wonderful to be America's greatest living painter and have acres and acres of one's work to survey and have prizes and museums and wealth, but I think I'd rather stick with poetry. See more »


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

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