Saturday, June 10, 2006

John Ashbery at the DIA Beacon

I adore John Ashbery and, oh lucky me, he is reading tomorrow at the DIA Beacon.

Sunday, June 11
2006, 2 pm
John Ashbery

John Ashbery is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, including Chinese WhispersYour Name Here (2000), Can You Hear Birds (1995), Flow Chart (1991), Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award, and Some Trees (1956), which was selected by W.H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets and is currently the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.


jarred said...

Wish I was going ... have a good time..


Well Dia Beacon was really beautiful, sunny & 70 degrees. Our friends Sarah, Daric, Josephine & Chloe Surprised us and we all got to rage throught the museum together...and lonely me got to go see John Ashbery read a bunch of his pomos...I was FLIPPED OUT it was great. He walked in the room and noone would look at him so I gave him an amy lou smile and he smiled right back....all sweet and stuff...finally being the friendly one paid off! The kids really liked the Louise Bourgeois...they said all the sculptures looked like "poo" haha thought that was pretty funny and of course they loved the spider but the all time favorite was the Louise Lawler bird calls...really awesome oh and the trains going past the museum OH and Addie was perplexed by the Smithson mirrors. anyways i am rambling. GO to the dia beacon .