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John Ashbery

(28 July 1927 / Rochester, New York)

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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror


As Parmigianino did it, the right hand
Bigger than the head, thrust at the viewer
And swerving easily away, as though to protect
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  • * Sunprincess * (1/14/2014 8:49:00 PM)

    ..............a wonderful write...you transported me to a time when their was no technology...it would have been nice if the guy could have had a camera...it would have taken less time for his photograph...excellent write.. (Report) Reply

  • Charles Boyer (10/3/2009 1:03:00 PM)

    I'm not an Ashbery fan and don't like his influence on contemporary poetry. LIke Derrida, he's pompous and repetitious. No music, no humanity. Logorrehea of flowing, endless, discursive prose, chopped up into lines. I take this poem to be about the indeterminancy of art and an aping of that indeterminancy. If you pick up a thousand-year-old Chinese poem, often the humanity comes through as if it were written yesterday. Can you imagine another society picking this up a few hundred years from now? They're going to have a good laugh on us. (Report) Reply

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