100+ John Ashbery quotes


John Ashbery quotes
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Name: John AshberyFind on Amazon India: Link
Nationality: AmericanFind on Amazon: Link
Profession: Poet
Born: 28-Jul-1927 
Death: 03-Sep-2017

I write with experiences in mind, but I don’t write about them, I write out of them.

The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.

I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.

I don’t look on poetry as closed works. I feel they’re going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.


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