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John Ashbery
Accepting the 2010 Best of Brooklyn Award
Accepting the 2010 Best of Brooklyn Award
Born John Lawrence Ashbery
(1927-07-28)July 28, 1927
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Died September 3, 2017(2017-09-03) (aged 90)
Hudson, New York, U.S.
Occupation Poet, professor
Nationality American
Period 1949–2017
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
Spouse David Kermani

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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