Thursday, October 8, 2009

John Ashbery not awarded Nobel Prize

Well, he’s only eighty-two.

At a poetry reading several years ago, I had a conversation with someone who reported that Ashbery has been short-listed for the Nobel several times. (I know, there’s no official short list.)

No disrespect to Herta Müller, of whose work I know nothing.

comments: 1

Buqing Family said...

I have been a reader of Ashbery's poetry and share the same sentiment. Is he going to be awarded the Nobel honor.