John Ashbery: Greatest Poet Alive?


Poet and Rumpus contributor Matthew Zapruder contends that John Ashbery is “our greatest living poet.” In order to make his point—and spare us the work of tracking down all the evidence—Zapruder has compiled 30 great John Ashbery poems (complete with links).

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →