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  1. 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.

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

  3. The facts of history have been too well rehearsed (I'm speaking needless to say not of written history but the oral kind that goes on in you without your having to do anything about it). . .

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

  5. The term ignorant is indeed perhaps an overstatement, implying as it does that something is known somewhere, whereas in reality we are not even sure of this: we in fact cannot aver with any degree of certainty that we are ignorant. Yet this is not so bad; we have at any rate kept our open-mindedness -- that, at least, we may be sure that we have -- and are not in any danger, or so it seems, of freezing into the pious attitudes of those true spiritual bigots whose faces are turned toward eternity and who therefore can see nothing.

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

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About John Ashbery

Name John Ashbery
About John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, in 1927. He earned degrees from Harvard and Columbia,
Quotes 6 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16
Top topics poetry, from, system, tack, poems

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