How long till Ashbery feels like our Eliot? The poet who creates, then fits, the period's idea of what a poet should be so exactly that the new has to change its whole idea of the art to swerve around him?
Author of Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). Once wrote an expensive book about I.A. Richards and China. Married Lesley Poirier; lives in Portland, Ore.