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John Ashbery : 11-27-1972

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John Ashbery : 11-27-1972

Interviewer

A. Poulin

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Alfred A. Poulin Jr. interviews the poet John Ashbery during the 5th season of the Brockport Writers Forum, on November 27, 1972.

The poet, editor and art critic John Ashbery begins the interview by reading his poem “Leaving the Atocha Station”. He briefly discusses this poem, and then talks about when he first began writing poetry and influences on his work. He continues by discussing the comparison between his poetry and modern art, as well as the comparison between his work and the work of similar poets. Ashbery then talks about his prose poetry, and ends the interview by reading part of his poem titled “The New Spirit”, from his prose poetry book Three Poems.

Date of Forum

11-27-1972

Season

5

Length of Video

1:01:48

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Video

John Ashbery : 11-27-1972

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