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Commotion of the birds : new poems, by John Ashbery

Label
Commotion of the birds : new poems
Title
Commotion of the birds
Title remainder
new poems
Statement of responsibility
by John Ashbery
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A crackling, moving new collection from one of America's greatest living poets. In over twenty-six original books, the poems of John Ashbery have long served as signposts guiding us through the delights, woes, hypocrisies, and uncertainties of living in the modern world. With language harvested from everyday speech, fragments of pop culture, objects and figures borrowed from art and literature, his work makes light out of darkness, playing with tone and style to show how even the seemingly frivolous stuff of existence can be employed to express the deepest levels of feeling. Commotion of the Birds showcases once again Ashbery's mastery of a staggering range of voices and his singular lyric agility: wry, frank, contemplative, resigned, bemused, and ecstatic. The poet in this new collection is at once removed from and immersed in the terrain of his examination. Disarmingly conversational, he invites the reader to join him in looking out onto the future with humor, curiosity, and insight. The lines of these poems achieve a low-humming, thrilling point of vibration, a jostling of feathers before flight."--Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1927-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashbery, John
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3501.S475
LC item number
A6 2016
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • POETRY / American
Label
Commotion of the birds : new poems, by John Ashbery
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Poems
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The happy question
  • A funny dream
  • The old sofa
  • The national debt
  • The anxious music
  • As someone who likes travel
  • Dangerous asylum
  • Beleaguered
  • But nobody says so
  • Food episode
  • Commotion of the birds
  • Hillbilly airs and dances
  • A separate incident
  • Text trek
  • Understandably
  • Die Meistersinger
  • Strangers may kiss
  • Whatever the old man does is always right
  • This once
  • Written with a ballpoint
  • Cartoon music
  • Prayer not to touch
  • Depraved indifference
  • Elector
  • Kind permission
  • Mean particles
  • Desert moments
  • A disservice
  • The president's toenail
  • Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
  • Land mass
  • The gay philosopher
  • Featurette
  • Haunted ride
  • Impermeable
  • Glitch
  • Sitting at the table
  • People behaving badly a concern
  • Playing in darkness
  • The upright piano
  • Cooler temperatures
  • Cribbage, 1954, Utica
  • But seriously
  • Tales from Shakespeare
  • Day bump
  • Passive/agressive
  • Days of 1948
  • Cocaine fiends and reefer madness
  • Dark alibi
  • The mauve notebook
  • Evening and elsewhere
  • Yclept
  • The underling
  • Who will do the kissing?
  • Rainbow laundry
  • Late-ish
Control code
941443083
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
100 pages
Isbn
9780062565099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)941443083
Label
Commotion of the birds : new poems, by John Ashbery
Publication
Copyright
Note
Poems
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The happy question
  • A funny dream
  • The old sofa
  • The national debt
  • The anxious music
  • As someone who likes travel
  • Dangerous asylum
  • Beleaguered
  • But nobody says so
  • Food episode
  • Commotion of the birds
  • Hillbilly airs and dances
  • A separate incident
  • Text trek
  • Understandably
  • Die Meistersinger
  • Strangers may kiss
  • Whatever the old man does is always right
  • This once
  • Written with a ballpoint
  • Cartoon music
  • Prayer not to touch
  • Depraved indifference
  • Elector
  • Kind permission
  • Mean particles
  • Desert moments
  • A disservice
  • The president's toenail
  • Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
  • Land mass
  • The gay philosopher
  • Featurette
  • Haunted ride
  • Impermeable
  • Glitch
  • Sitting at the table
  • People behaving badly a concern
  • Playing in darkness
  • The upright piano
  • Cooler temperatures
  • Cribbage, 1954, Utica
  • But seriously
  • Tales from Shakespeare
  • Day bump
  • Passive/agressive
  • Days of 1948
  • Cocaine fiends and reefer madness
  • Dark alibi
  • The mauve notebook
  • Evening and elsewhere
  • Yclept
  • The underling
  • Who will do the kissing?
  • Rainbow laundry
  • Late-ish
Control code
941443083
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
100 pages
Isbn
9780062565099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)941443083

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