John Ashbery: 2003

Reading & Lecture, 2003
John Ashbery

    John Ashbery

    John Ashbery reads from Chinese Whispers (2002), his twenty-fourth book of poems. Along the way, he discusses the poems’ references to Erik Satie, Marcel Duchamp, Arthur Rimbaud, and other titans of French music, art, and literature. The reading, from the 2003 Key West Literary Seminar: The Beautiful Changes, includes the poems “A Nice Presentation,” “Disagreeable Glimpses,”
    “Theme Park Days,” “Why Not Sneeze,” “View of Delft,” “The Lightning Conductor,” “I Asked Mr. Dithers Whether It Was Time Yet He said No To Wait,” “Local Legend,” “Runway,” and “The Business of Falling Asleep, 2.”

    From KWLS 2003: The Beautiful Changes

    This recording is available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author. © 2003 John Ashbery. Used with permission from John Ashbery.

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