Reticent, shy, unfailingly modern, Ashbery is as unorthodox [as] any of the great twentieth-century creators: Breton, Stravinsky, Picasso, observed Jeremy Reed in Britain's Poetry Review, We are privileged to be around at a time when he is writing. Flow Chart, a book-length poem that first appeared in 1991, might be Ashbery's greatest creation: a staggering and exuberant torrent of invention [that] comes as close to an epic poem as our postmodern, nonlinear, deconstructed sensibilities will allow. . . .

Flow Chart 1992, Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN-13: 9780679742692

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Flow Chart 1991, Carcanet Press

ISBN-13: 9780856359477