Ashbery reads Nov. 21
Poet, art critic and professor John Ashbery is recognized as one
of the giants of American letters. He will read from his poetry
Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in the U.Va.
Bookstore mezzanine. His style, once considered avant-garde,
has become so influential that his imitators are legion,
according to The New Yorker. With the 1975 publication of Self-Portrait
in a Convex Mirror, Ashbery achieved the unprecedented
winning the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National
Book Critics Circle Prize in the same year. Author of more than
20 books, Ashbery has also won a MacArthur Foundation genius
grant. His reading, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program,
is part of U.Va.s Peters Rushton Lecture series.