- Charting the Flow: Positioning John Ashbery. Lolordo, Nick // Contemporary Literature;Winter2001, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p750
The article discusses the work of the American poet John Ashbery, with particular focus given to critical reactions to his poetry and the author's argument that he works within both the symbolist and anti-symbolist traditions. Poems including "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" and "Flow Chart"...
- Author! author! Logan, William // New Criterion;Dec2000, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p65
The article offers criticism of the poetry by American poet John Ashbery, such as the poem "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" and the book "Your Name Here." The author looks at the impact of the poet's initial works on readers, the poetic style of Ashbery, and the virtues and vices made by...
- MTV names John Ashbery poet laureate, starts contest. B. B. // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.);Dec2007, Vol. 120 Issue 12, p12
This article announces that John Ashbery has received the poet laureate award by Music Television's (MTV) subsidiary, mtvU. Ashbery won the Pulitzer Prize writing award for his literary work titled "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" in 1976. According to the author, his work is popular among...
- Art, Mimesis, and John Ashbery's "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror". Leckie, Ross // Essays in Literature;Spring92, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p114
The article offers poetry criticism of the poem "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror," by John Ashbery. It focuses on the theme of art and the use of mimesis in the work, suggesting that the poem portrays the sedimentation of everyday life into art. The poem is also compared with the poem "An...
- THE READER IS THE MEDIUM: ASHBERY AND AMMONS ENSPHERED. Erwin, John W. // Contemporary Literature;Autumn80, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p588
The article discusses the poems "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" by John Ashbery and "Sphere" by A. R. Ammons, and comments on parallels between the style and concerns of both poets. The treatment of the subject in both poems is commented on, and the literary critic Harold Bloom's admiration...
- `Our days put on such reticence': The rhetoric of the closet in John Ashbery's Some Trees. Imbriglio, Catherine // Contemporary Literature;Summer95, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p249
Argues that an inquiry into ways sexuality is produced and policed in Ashbery's early poetry may reveal something about postwar politics of literary production. Additional context to the literary, aesthetic and epistemological frameworks that critics call upon when responding to Ashbery's...
- `Whispers out of time': The syntax of being in the poetry of John Ashbery. Norton, Jody // Twentieth Century Literature (Twentieth Century Literature);Fall95, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p281
Analyzes John Ashbery's poetry. Ashbery as the last poet of the subject and the first poet of the free predicate; Self-reflexivity and irreducible temporicity in Ashbery's language; Postmodern poets with major influence on Ashbery's works.
- Poetry chronicle. Berger, Charles // Raritan;Spring92, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p123
Presents an analysis of the poem `Flow Chart' by John Ashbery. Self examination of one's consciousness and philosophy; Application of vital mechanics of literary tradition; Use of personal ideals and ambitions; Description of literary style; Lists of publish works.
- Afloat. Reilly, Evelyn // Parnassus: Poetry in Review;1993, Vol. 17/18 Issue 2/1, p40
Analyzes the poem `Flow Chart,' by John Ashbery. Collagist's taste for discontinuity; Shift in poetic initiative; Incorporation of anti-artistic elements; Ambiguous juxtapositions of grand ideas; Role of ordering in the poem's aesthetic value.