Birth Place: Rochester, New York
Typewriter: Royal Aristocrat, Royal Model KMM
Ashbery is the author of over twenty books of poetry, including Chinese Whispers (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002); Your Name Here (2000); Girls on the Run: A Poem (1999); Wakefulness (1998); Can You Hear, Bird (1995); And the Stars Were Shining (1994); Hotel Lautrémont (1992); Flow Chart (1991); April Galleons (1987); A Wave (1984), which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award; and Some Trees (1956), which was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published Other Traditions: the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures (2000); Reported Sightings (1989), a book of art criticism; a collection of plays; and a novel, A Nest of Ninnies (1969), with James Schuyler. Ashbery edited The Best American Poetry 1988.
John Ashbery exhibits at The Academy of American Poets
John Ashbery in conversation with John Tranter, 1985 (with image of the typewriter)