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John Ashbery
Accepting the 2010 Best of Brooklyn Award
BornJohn Lawrence Ashbery
July 28, 1927(1927-07-28)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 3, 2017(2017-09-03) (aged 90)
Hudson, New York, U.S.
OccupationPoet, professor
Literary movementSurrealism, The New York School, Postmodernism
Notable work(s)Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror
Notable award(s)MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Guggenheim Fellowship
Spouse(s)David Kermani

John Lawrence Ashbery[1] (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) was an American poet.[2] He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.

Ashbery died on September 3, 2017 at his home in Hudson, New York of natural causes at the age of 90.[3] He was survived by his husband David Kermani.[4]


  1. "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. Ryzik, Melena (August 27, 2007). 80-Year-Old Poet for the MTV Generation. New York Times. Retrieved 2007-08-21. "It is John Ashbery, the prolific 80-year-old poet and frequent award winner known for his dense, postmodern style and playful language. One of the most celebrated living poets, Mr. Ashbery has won MacArthur Foundation and Guggenheim fellowships and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror."". 
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