Some trees

Front Cover
Corinth Books, 1970 - Poetry - 75 pages
11 Reviews

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Some Trees

User Review  - Landon Kramer - Goodreads

His attention usually shifts with every turn of phrase, often even between modifier and modified. This trick is successful when you sense substance behind each glimpse, when the sequences, a training ... Read full review

Review: Some Trees

User Review  - Scribd - Goodreads

John Ashbery's first collection, Some Trees was picked out of the slush pile by the great WH Auden to receive the Yale Younger Poets prize (he actually beat out his friend and fellow New Yorker Frank ... Read full review

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1970)

John Ashbery was born on July 28, 1927 in Rochester, New York. He was educated at Harvard and Columbia universities and studied in Europe on a Fulbright Scholarship. Initially wishing to be a painter, then a musician, he has had a variety of careers including reference librarian and art critic. In the early 1950s, he was a copywriter with Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill. His collection of poems, Turandot and other Poems, published in 1953, established his reputation as one of the leading American poets of his generation. Ashbery feels strongly influenced by film and other art forms. The abstract expressionist movement in art had a profound effect on his writing style. Frequently termed a philosophical poet, Ashbery's poems often deal with the mind and the connection of the reader. Ashbery has published several volumes of poetry, including Houseboat Days and Flow Chart. Highly regarded by critics, he received a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976, all for Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. He received the Ambassador Book Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He also writes under the pseudonym Jonas Berry.

Bibliographic information