John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York in 1927. His Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems (Ecco, 2007) won the 2008 Griffin International Prize for Poetry. The Landscapist, his collected translations of the poetry of Pierre Martory, was published in 2008 by Sheep Meadow Press in the United States and Carcanet in the United Kingdom. The Library of America published the first volume of his Collected Poems in fall 2008. This will be his only solo reading in the NYC area during winter/spring of 2009, and the first one since his appearance at the 92nd Street Y this past October to celebrate the Library of America volume.
John Ashbery will be guest introduced by Charles North.
* This event will be held in the Sanctuary of St. Mark’s Church.