Selected Poems

The alphabetical index below includes all poems that appear in “John Ashbery’s Nest.”  You can click on each poem to read it in full here or to see it in context within a room and connected to an object in the house.

How Poems are Chosen for Objects:
An Introduction to John Ashbery’s Poetics of Things

The more than 100 poems listed below—each of which corresponds to an object “hotspot” in “John Ashbery’s Nest”— demonstrate how Ashbery thinks about things in poetry.  Learn more »

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