"Vincent is a wonderful guide to Ashbery's work; he has read the books over and again, and his own style often resembles Ashbery's, ranging from high academic discourse to slang, from poetic to prosaic diction. This is an ambitious work, moving as it does in several directions, and it is eminently readable."--Susan M. Schultz, author of A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
"John Ashbery and You makes a significant contribution to modernist studies, literary criticism, and queer theory. Vincent's scholarship is impressive and on a level with related work by Helen Vendler and Lee Edelman."--Kevin Kopelson, author of Love's Litany: The Writing of Modern Homoerotics
"Of all [the recent] studies of Ashbery, Vincent's is the least weighed down by scholarly apparatus; accordingly, one can enjoy reading his close, careful analyses of individual poems."--Choice
About the Author
John Emil Vincent is a poet and critic. He teaches English and American Studies at Concordia University. He is the editor of After Spicer: Critical Essays, and the author of Queer Lyrics, which was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.