RIP: John Ashbery, 1927-2017

In 1976, the poet John Ashbery became the only writer to win the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the same year, for his collection “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.”

In addition to numerous other awards, he was the poet laureate of New York State from 2001-2003.

On Sunday (September 3), Ashbery died at his home in Hudson. He was 90 years old.

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