For The Love Of Wisdom – John Ashbery – Poetry

John Lawrence Ashbery (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017)

I don’t find any direct statements in life. My poetry imitates or reproduces the way knowledge or awareness come to me, which is by fits and starts and by indirection. I don’t think poetry arranged in neat patterns would reflect that situation. My poetry is disjunct, but then so is life.