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 John Ashbery - “The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.”
 John Ashbery - “(I-Newswire) - In the free event, Bell will read from No Planets Strike, ... Edgy in both senses of the word, Josh Bell populates his daft American heartland with the runaway muse Ramona and her clones. The resulting landscapes are as dangerous, funny, and drop-dead gorgeous as those in a Road Runner cartoon.”
 John Ashbery - “I was doubly thrilled. Because Auden had been my favorite poet ever since I first read him at the age of, I guess, 16. Because he was the first modern poet I felt I could understand and empathize with. So, coming from him, it was even more rewarding.”
 John Ashbery - “So that the old joy, modest as cake, as wine and friendship Will stay with us at the last, backed by the night Whose ruse gave it our final meaning”
 John Ashbery - “I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.”
 John Ashbery - “I don't want to read what is going to slide down easily there has to be some crunch, a certain amount of resilience.”
 John Ashbery - “There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.”
 John Ashbery - “I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.”
 John Ashbery - “I like poems you can tack all over with a hammer and there are no hollow places.”