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And the Stars Were Shining [Reading] ➭ And the Stars Were Shining ➵ John Ashbery – Thomashillier.co.uk John Ashbery s sixteenth collection of poems, like all the others, strikes out into new territory and engages the reader in new and unexpected ways With the exception of the title poem, which conclude John Ashbery s sixteenth collection of Stars Were ePUB ☆ poems, like all the others, strikes out into new territory and engages the reader in new and unexpected ways With the exception of the title poem, which concludes the volume a thirteen And the PDF \ part poem of exceptional grace and brilliance the fifty eight poems in this collection are mostly short in their relative brevity they display all the valiant wit and rich lyric intensity which readers know from Ashbery s expansive longer the Stars Were MOBI ñ work The critic Harold Bloom has observed And the Stars Were Shining is one of John Ashbery s strongest collections, the title poem his most beautiful long poem yet He helps to redeem a bad time when many among us have joined in a guilty flight away from the aesthetic.


About the Author: John Ashbery

John Ashbery was born in Rochester, Stars Were ePUB ☆ New York, in He earned degrees from Harvard and Columbia, and he traveled as a Fulbright Scholar to France in Best known as a poet, he has publishedthan twenty collections, And the PDF \ most recently A Worldly Country Ecco, His Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror Viking, won the three major American prizes the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and an early book, the Stars Were MOBI ñ Some Trees, was selected by W H Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series He has served as executive editor of Art News and as the art critic for New York magazine and Newsweek A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from to The winner of many prizes and awards, both nationally and internationally, he has received two Guggenheim Fellowships and was a MacArthur Fellow from to His work has been translated intothan twenty languages He lives in New York, and since he has been the Charles P Stevenson Jr Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard.



10 thoughts on “And the Stars Were Shining

  1. Poggar Poggar says:

    The title poem is shallow and deprived of imagination which is critical for a good poet The use of words or language is reckless and without careful consideration or examination Some lines are great but in general it s nit so different than the tennis court oaths


  2. Kasandra Kasandra says:

    If you re not familiar with Ashbery s poetry, and you read a lot of poetry, you ll find his stuff very different and hopefully refreshing It s not linear it s narrative in a strange way, the way dreams jump around from image to image, topic to topic It seems very stream of consciousness, but impersonal and therefore open to whatever interpretation you might want to bring to the table On my first introduction to Ashbery, years ago, I hated his work because it didn t make sense and didn t t If you re not familiar with Ashbery s poetry, and you read a lot of poetry, you ll find his stuff very different and hopefully refreshing It s not linear it s narrative in a strange way, the way dreams jump around from image to image, topic to topic It seems very stream of consciousness, but impersonal and therefore open to whatever interpretation you might want to bring to the table On my first introduction to Ashbery, years ago, I hated his work because it didn t make sense and didn t tell a story I was wrong Many of these poems can make sense and tell a story if you re willing to suspend judgment and enjoy his use of language Now that I haveexperience reading and writing poetry, I see Ashbery s work as brilliant, even though at first glance it s easy to label it nonsensical or deliberately obtuse He s really impossible to imitate, or at least to imitate well I know no one else who writes like this His work isn t easy, but it has a great sense of humor and can touch deep emotion with what it triggers as you read When the world doesn t make sense, Ashbery is a great touchstone, reminding you that not everything needs to make sense or be completely clear to be resonant mentally and emotionally Well worth the work it takes to read And if you re not into poetry, you may enjoy Ashbery , simply because he takes off in such surprising and unpredictable directions However, I m sure there are many who read one poem, go this is weird, I don t get it , and never dig any further I m glad I persisted This is a book of poetry to go back to as inspiration for the imagination and the unconscious voice popping up out of seemingly nowhere Ashbery makes what he does look and sound easy but it s not


  3. Roshan Roshan says:

    At once accessible and difficult, Ashbery is an inventive and calculating poet, worthy of the praise he receives This is the first of his books I ve read the imagery can be difficult to piece together, a search for continuity of ideas from line to line can be disorienting But the language feels incredibly measured, precise, and stressed over, each line not one syllable short or long The standout of the collection is the final, title poem, a long, thoughtful collection of images and ideas, wi At once accessible and difficult, Ashbery is an inventive and calculating poet, worthy of the praise he receives This is the first of his books I ve read the imagery can be difficult to piece together, a search for continuity of ideas from line to line can be disorienting But the language feels incredibly measured, precise, and stressed over, each line not one syllable short or long The standout of the collection is the final, title poem, a long, thoughtful collection of images and ideas, with a steady wash of perplexing and beautiful imagery A poet who asks just all the right questions in his own way


  4. Chris Lilly Chris Lilly says:

    Every visit to Cape Cod, I try to read some Ashbery Every time I am perplexed The guy can obviously write extremely well, magnificent control, ambitious intention, huge and impressive word hoard immaculately wielded And still it all adds up to remarkably little In the words of J Ashbery, His tangling so flummoxed him, all he said was Boats along the way I think I need poetry to say a bitto me than Boats along the way Although I quite enjoy that as a phrase to take from maritime Every visit to Cape Cod, I try to read some Ashbery Every time I am perplexed The guy can obviously write extremely well, magnificent control, ambitious intention, huge and impressive word hoard immaculately wielded And still it all adds up to remarkably little In the words of J Ashbery, His tangling so flummoxed him, all he said was Boats along the way I think I need poetry to say a bitto me than Boats along the way Although I quite enjoy that as a phrase to take from maritime Cape Cod Next year, the break through Now back to the unopaque wordcraft of Dylan Thomas You know where you are with Dylan Thomas


  5. Stephen Stokes Stephen Stokes says:

    A book of nonsense poetry That s not a judgment just a description.


  6. Husayn Husayn says:

    probably 4.5, at times slightly too discursive but brillaint tone, simplicity, and playfulness


  7. John John says:

    This took me longer to finish than I expected.


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