By Ken Tucker
February 09, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

A Worldly Country

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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.

Sample Verse
”I guess what I’m saying is/don’t be more passive-aggressive/or purposefully vague than you have to/to clinch the argument.”

Bottom Line
Garrulous yet piercingly insightful ruminations about love and loss.

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