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Why Write Sestinas? April 16, 2013: Oh yes, why write sestinas? I like the difficulty of the form: six stanzas with six end-words that have to repeat in a particular rotating pattern (twice in the three-line envoi at the end) like [...] by

Writing Poetry about Art April 12, 2013: I’m a member of the tribe who likes to write poetry about art. The first moment of ekphrastic poetry we have comes from Homer when he halts the battle action in The Illiad to describe the stunning [...] by

Code Unknown: John Ashbery April 3, 2013: In his workshop at the New School for Social Research, when I took it, in 1959, Kenneth Koch read and talked about John Ashbery’s work with his, Kenneth’s, customary sense of modern poetry as [...] by

Bothered by Beauty April 1, 2013: One of the poems I like to return to is John Ashbery’s “And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name” from Houseboat Days (one of my favorite book titles). He begins: You can’t say it that way any more. [...] by

Flaunt Magazine: ‘All Poetry Is Poems’ March 14, 2013: The folks at fashioncentric Flaunt magazine have devoted a recent Au Contraire section to poetry. 18 pages of John Ashbery, Fiona Banner, Caroline Bergvall, Derek Beaulieu, Erica Baum, Kenneth [...] by

All Ashbery, All the Time February 20, 2013: If you haven’t made your way over to PennSound today, you ought to. They’ve posted some fresh audio and video of John Ashbery from his recent visit to the Kelly Writers House. Also added [...] by

Sampling Silence in Ashbery February 12, 2013: We love it when poetry opens out into other disciplines and art forms. Last spring, the New School hosted a festival called How to Continue: Ashbery Across the Arts. Participants from a variety of [...] by

From the Archives of Frieze: Ashbery Interview February 8, 2013: This week, we’re all about archives–see our recent post on a Bob Perelman feature from the archives of Jacket. We’ve only just begun to peruse the archives of Frieze, and already [...] by

Ashbery Interviewed at the Spectator February 4, 2013: No, that’s not the Spectator once owned by Nate Archibald (ahem–poets can watch TV, too!). Over at the UK’s Spectator, JP O’Malley transcribes into interview form his two-hour [...] by

The Observer’s Visit with John Ashbery January 4, 2013: The Observer’s Michael H. Miller visits with John Ashbery right on time for the poet’s 26th book, Quick Question. One serious pull quote would be what Paul Muldoon said: [...] by