We gave it an A-
John Ashbery, America’s most famous ”difficult” poet offers a new book, A Worldly Country. that’s pretty clear: As he ages, Ashbery has less patience with others’ lies, pretentiousness, or tomfoolery.
”I guess what I’m saying is/don’t be more passive-aggressive/or purposefully vague than you have to/to clinch the argument.”
Garrulous yet piercingly insightful ruminations about love and loss.