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Where Shall I Wander

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Where Shall I Wander

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
John Ashbery
publisher:
Ecco Press
genre:
Nonfiction, Poetry

We gave it a B

More erudite, head-scratching verse from the dean of American poets in Where Shall I Wander. Sample Verse ”A lifeboat almost swamped by shrugs, your famous kisser/now floats over all American cities like a drapeau.” Token Topical Poem From ”Capital O”: ”…let there be more commotion/less avian flu.” Bottom Line John Ashbery’s oeuvre is not unlike Paris Hilton’s: To tease concrete meaning out of it can lead to frustration. But he’s much, much smarter, and you often get swept up in his stream of wordplay and imagery.