John Ashbery’s Planisphere (Ecco, 2009)

I’ve just posted a review of Ashbery’s latest book Planisphere over at Big Other.

Here’s a short poem from the book as well as a collage that he exhibited at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 2008.

HAPPY AS THE SUN

We know these women from our post cards:
beautiful but inclined to blow away.

And after?

Frozen or correct?

And after:

fadeout. A bowl containing eggs.
Instead of having to stand,
back into the language melody.

After that came a break.

~ by Michael Leong on January 23, 2010.

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