The point of overlap between Collected Poems 1956-1987 and Notes from the Air is reached in 1987′s April Galleons, which raises the issue of a Collected versus a Selected collection of poems. In a Collected, the editor is obliged to include everything that the poet ever published, which generally leaves a vast body of unpublished poems ...
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John Ashbery's "Collected Poems 1956-1987" contains the complete text of the poet's first twelve books, from "Some Trees" (1956), selected for publication by W.H. Auden, to "April Galleons" (1987), and including "The Vermont Notebook" (1975) with the original artwork by Joe Brainard, and "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" (1976), which won the Pulitzer Prize, together with a selection of more than sixty previously uncollected poems. To read Ashbery's work in sequence is to experience the magnitude of his presence in American poetry over these four decades, as innovator and influence. His poetry, 'an exuberant script for survival' (Marina Warner), 'light-footed and delectably irresponsible' (Alfred Brendel), fascinates with virtuosic complexity and delights with wry humour. A restless explorer of the modern world, alive to language and impression, Ashbery enlarges the possibilities of poetry. With a detailed chronology and notes on the poems, "Collected Poems 1956-1987" is an indispensable compilation of the work of one of the essential poets of our time.
In 2008, his Collected Poems 1956-1987 was published as part of the Library of America series. This made Ashbery the first living poet to have his work published by the LOA. This made Ashbery the first living poet to have his work published by the LOA.