(JA in front of his Portrait by Fairfield Porter)
I'm thrilled to share four poems from "The Ashbery Riff-Offs" over at LOCAL NOMAD, that wonderful journal of art, fiction and poetry edited by Jean Vengua. You can see the poems HERE; they are (I need to share titles as I use the blog as a file cabinet :) ):
Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Threats by the Irrelevant
Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Hourglass
Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: A Unique Urgency
Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Fillibuster
All poems begin with 1 or 1-2 lines from John Ashbery's "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror." I thank him for the inspiration.