this collage painting from Jane Hammond, who created it for a series she completed called, “The John Ashbery Collaboration.” He supplied her with titles; she painted. In fact, I just ordered the book of reproductions from Amazon for the amazingly low price of 2.99. I’ll believe it when it actually arrives in my mailbox.
Anyway, I bring Ashbery into the equation today because I am the recent benefactor of the latest New Yorker, which contains a lengthy profile of John Ashbery. I will post a note on my reading experience with said article in a day or two. I am looking forward to reading it. You should know: I am a ten-year-plus Ashbery fan-o-rama. More on that profile soon.
In the meantime, please enjoy “Something Like Sex a Week Ago Lingers.”
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.