3 responses to “Worsening Situation by John Ashbery

  1. Such a 70s poem. Should be set to early Eno and used to score a sequence of bewilderment in Don’t Look Now or some other period flic. Always loved most of Ash’s poems.

    • “What I like about music is its ability of being convincing, of carrying an argument through successfully to the finish, though the terms of this argument remain unknown quantities. What remains is the structure, the architecture of the argument, scene or story. I would like to do this in poetry.”

  2. I can visualize him saying that. In the few conversations with Ash I have had it was always about some non poetry from of art, architecture, painting,

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