24 dic. 2008


*Ashbery. Houseboat Days. 1977. 88 pp.

How do you follow up Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror? With a book two years later that is equally brilliant. Aside from not having the title poem "Self-Portrait," Houseboat Days shows no dimunition in powers. I've must have read every poem in this book thirty times when it came out. Some I even memorized.