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Ashbery, John Lawrence

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Born: 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Poets

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1927 - Born in Rochester, New York on the 28th of July.

1949 - He was graduated from Harvard College where he was a member of the Harvard Advocate, the university's literary magazine, and the Signet Society.

1951 - Ashbery went on to study briefly at New York University, and received an M.A. from Columbia.

1950 - He received a Fulbright Fellowship.

1956 - Ashbery's long list of awards began with the Yale Younger Poets Prize.

1963 - Ashbery became acquainted with Andy Warhol at a scheduled poetry reading at the Literary Theatre in New York.

1965 - Ashbery returned to New York nearing and was welcomed with a large party at the Factory, and also became close friends with poet Gerard Malanga, who was also Warhol's assistant, on whom he had an important influence as a poet.

1970 - Ashbery began teaching at Brooklyn College.

1976 - He began a stint as an editor at Partisan Review.

1980 - He moved to Bard College, where he is the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr., Professor of Languages and Literature.

2001 - He was the poet laureate of New York state, and also served for many years as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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