John Ashbery (1927 – 2017)
was the author of more than twenty-five collections of poetry, including
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
, which won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award;
Selected Later Poems
(2007), which was awarded the 2008 International Griffin Poetry Prize. Ashbery’s honors included a MacArthur Fellowship and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Foundation in 2011.