John Ashbery

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A jogger wears a mask as he runs along Millennium Bridge in London. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It was the day after Boris Johnson told us all to stay at home, and the loveliest London has seen so far this year. There were few cars on the streets(...)

John Ashbery at his home in New York in  September 2008. His 1975 collection, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, was the rare winner of the book world’s unofficial triple crown: the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle prize. Photograph: Michale Nagle/The New York Times

John Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, has died at the (...)

John Ashbery’s style, with its Whitman-like relish for all kinds of everything, is well attuned to the online world of fingertip “likes” and favourite(...)