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Accepting the 2010 Best of Brooklyn Award
|Born||John Lawrence Ashbery
July 28, 1927
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 3, 2017
Hudson, New York, U.S.
|Literary movement||Surrealism, The New York School, Postmodernism|
|Notable works||Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror|
|Notable awards||MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Guggenheim Fellowship|
John Lawrence Ashbery (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) was an American poet. He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.
Ashbery died on September 3, 2017 at his home in Hudson, New York of natural causes at the age of 90. He was survived by his husband David Kermani.
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Paul Auster and Ashbery discussing their work at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival.
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