Tuesday, May 15, 2012
John Ashbery Quotes
"A perfect example of the new republic's urge to drape itself with the togas of classical respectability."
"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."
"I don't want to read what is going to slide down easily; there has to be some crunch, a certain amount of resilience."
"I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places."
"I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them."