US Poet John Ashbery Dies At 90 News: 20+ pamphlets of poetry publisher and Pulitzer Prize winner of the 1976 year, John Ashbery draw his last breath on Sunday morning at his home in Hudson, New York. 1949 Harvard University graduate was a lecturer, long-time teacher, translator of numerous French poets and an accomplished art critic. Ninety years old American poet’s 1976 Poem ‘Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror’ is Considered a Masterpiece of 20th Century Literature. The Same book wore the triple-crown in the literary world as National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Cause of death of a veteran poet whose career was initiated as an Editor & Literary Critic is reported to be natural, as unveiled by partner and husband David Kermani. Earlier in 2008, Ashbery Joked The Times that if his name was to be a verb and if the purpose is sorted out, that would mean “to confuse the hell out of people”.
1976 Pulitzer Prize Winner & US Poet John Ashbery Dies At 90
Langdon Hammer titled as Niel Gray, Jr. Professor of English & Department Chair once appreciating Ashbery’s work told The New York Times in 2008 “No figure looms so large in American poetry over the past 50 years as John Ashbery, Ashbery’s phrases always feel newly minted; his poems emphasize verbal surprise and delight, not the ways that linguistic patterns restrict us.”
The idiom Coming events cast their shadows long before took the form of reality in 1956 when Ashbery’s first book won the Yale Younger Poets Prize named Some Trees. His other great writings included Houseboat Days (1977), The Tennis Court Oath(1962), The Double Dream of Spring (1970) and many others.
While chatting about the opening days of his career, revealed in 1983 “I was never occupied in making art criticism at all —I’m not sure that I am even now. Trained art historians would not write reviews for five dollars, which is what they were paying when I began. I needed some bread at the time—this was in 1957 when I was thirty—and my friends who were already writing for ART news suggested that I do it too.”
US Poet John Ashbery Dies At 90 News: was awarded for Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, by John Ashbery (Viking) and was born on 28 July 1927, Rochester, New York.