via Live Webcast
Kelly Writers House Fellows program presents a conversation with
poet John Ashbery conducted by Dr. Al Filreis, Kelly Writers House
director, at 10:30 a.m., on March 26. To participate via webcast,
you must RSVP to: whfellow@
in the webcast will be able to interact with John Ashbery by e-mail
or telephone.Those who RSVP will receive further instructions.
Live webcasts featuring the Fellows can be found at: www.english.upenn.edu/~wh/webcasts.
one goes at ideas directly, with hammer and tongs as it were,
ideas tend to elude one in a poem. I think they only come back
in when one pretends not to be paying any attention to them, like
a cat that will rub against your leg.
Ashbery is the author of over 20 books of poetry. In 1984, his
book A Wave won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. For Self-Portrait
in a Convex Mirror (1975), he received the Pulitzer Prize
for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National
Book Award. Some Trees (1956) was selected by W. H. Auden
for the Yale Younger Poets Series.
has received the Wallace Stevens Award, the Bollingen Prize, the
English Speaking Union Prize, the Feltrinelli Prize, the Ruth
Lilly Poetry Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, two Ingram
Merrill Foundation grants, the MLA Common Wealth Award in Literature,
the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize, the Frank O'Hara Prize, the
Shelley Memorial Award, and fellowships from The Academy of American
Poets, the Fulbright Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and
the MacArthur Foundation. He is also a former Chancellor of The
Academy of American Poets.