Buffalo News Review: Luck turned Ashbery into a major poet and 'Born New Yorker'
 John Ashbery, 1940

John Ashbery, 1940

Review by William L. Morris

"This biography owes its existence to another stroke of luck. While the author was getting to know Ashbery, she found in his roomy old house early diaries and juvenilia that the author thought no longer existed. Without these she would have had to depend on the memories of people in their 80s. These diaries and early poems provide the keys to his development."

pressKarin Roffman