Can you hear, bird: poems
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
"And the Stars Were Shining, John Ashbery's sixteenth collection, strikes out into new territory and engages the reader in unexpected ways. In their relative brevity they display all the valiant wit and rich lyric intensity which readers know from Ashberry's expansive longer work. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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|Grouping Title||can you hear bird|
|Grouping Author||ashbery john|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-29 01:19:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-05 03:52:39AM|
|author||Ashbery, John, 1927-2017.|
|available_at_mesa||MCPLD Central Library|
|detailed_location_mesa||MCPLD Central Non-Fiction|
|display_description||A 1995 collection of poems that finds John Ashbery at his most conversational, funny, and surprising In Can You Hear, Bird, John Ashbery's seventeenth collection, language is both a plaything and a sandbox. The poems are arranged not in the order of their composition but alphabetically, by the first letter in their titles, like the neatly arrayed keys of some fabulous Seussical instrument. In line after line, Ashbery demonstrates his alertness to language as it is spoken, heard, broadcast, and dreamed-and sets himself the task of rewriting, redefining, and revising the American idiom we think we know so well. Can You Hear, Bird is a decisive example of the uniquely Ashberyan sensibility his many fans love, revealing a generous and acute chronicler of the everyday bizarre, an observant and humane humorist, and an ear trained on decoding our modern world's beguiling polyphony.|
|owning_library_mesa||Mesa County Libraries|
|owning_location_mesa||MCPLD Central Library|
|subject_facet||American poetry -- 20th century|
|title_display||Can you hear, bird : poems|
|title_full||Can you hear, bird : poems / John Ashbery|
Can you hear, bird : poems [electronic resource] / John Ashbery
|title_short||Can you hear, bird|