Where Shall I Wander More erudite, head-scratching verse from the dean of American poets in Where Shall I Wander . Sample Verse "A lifeboat almost swamped by shrugs, your… Where Shall I Wander More erudite, head-scratching verse from the dean of American poets in Where Shall I Wander . Sample Verse "A lifeboat almost swamped by shrugs, your… 2005-03-01 Nonfiction Poetry Ecco Press
Book Review

Where Shall I Wander (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 01, 2005; Writer: John Ashbery; Genres: Nonfiction, Poetry; Publisher: Ecco Press

More erudite, head-scratching verse from the dean of American poets in Where Shall I Wander. Sample Verse ''A lifeboat almost swamped by shrugs, your famous kisser/now floats over all American cities like a drapeau.'' Token Topical Poem From ''Capital O'': ''...let there be more commotion/less avian flu.'' Bottom Line John Ashbery's oeuvre is not unlike Paris Hilton's: To tease concrete meaning out of it can lead to frustration. But he's much, much smarter, and you often get swept up in his stream of wordplay and imagery.

Originally posted Nov 18, 2005 Published in issue #851 Nov 25, 2005 Order article reprints
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