Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Art. "This is John Ashbery at his wacky best, from long lists that seem to make some sense, to short lists that are befuddling and beguiling, to made-up diary entries. Perhaps it's everyone's diary that Ashbery has written, and no one's. Joe Brainard's silhouetted Americana becomes the perfect complement. There's a wonderfully nutty innocence (insouciance) to this book that is found in Brainard's drawings and Ashbery's writings: 'his lips spell out the words: shale, cowturds, spread, udder, mumps" - John Yau. "He has a touch with language lamost unmatched in contemporary poetry" - The Houston Post. "...touched with genius" - Peter Schjedahl.