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John Ashbery

John Ashbery was born in 1927 in Rochester, New York. In 1975 he won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. He has been named a Guggenheim Fellow twice, awarded the annual fellowship of the Academy of American Poets in 1982 and received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1985. He is Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of Language and Literature at Bard College and lives in New York City and Hudson, New York