Paradoxes and Oxymorons Summary
John Ashbery

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Paradoxes and Oxymorons Summary

"Paradoxes and Oxymorons" originally appeared in the Times Literary Supplement and was later published in John Ashbery's 1981 collection of poems Shadow Train, nominated for the American Book Award. A favorite both of the poet's and of editors', "Paradoxes and Oxymorons" has been widely anthologized. At one point Ashbery wanted the poem to be the title of the collection because he felt that it was the most accessible poem in the book. Written between March...

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