Tagged: john ashbery


January 2017: Books to Read and Review

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope your holidays were well-read and restful. My books-to-read stack this month is curiously made up of a lot of short novella-sized books as well as what might be the...

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Commotion of the Birds by John Ashbery

★★★☆☆ In Commotion of the Birds, John Ashbery’s twenty-seventh book of poetry, puzzling poems read like textual collages: meticulously arranged words and phrases torn and reassembled into abstraction. They’re enigmatic, but far from anything...


November 2016: Books to Read and Review

This month’s book stack is somewhat indicative of a post-Fall-frontlist blues — aside from Zadie Smith’s Swing Time and Michael Chabon’s Moonglow, there’s not a whole lot of showstopping major works on the (immediate) horizon. I kind of...