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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror [original draft]

The opening of an early draft of John Ashbery’s "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror."


Draft first page of John Ashbery's poem "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror," from the John Ashbery Papers, Houghton Library, Harvard University. Copyright © 1975, 1986, 2008 by John Ashbery. All rights reserved. Used with permission.


John Ashbery

John Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, on July 28, 1927.

Date Published: 1975-01-01

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