Thursday, June 09, 2005

LMAO -- Found this Quiz at CDY's

You are John Ashbery
You are John Ashbery. People love your work but
have no idea why, really. You are respected by
all kinds of scholars and poets. Even artists
like you.

Which Famous Modern American Poet Are You?
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Speaking of CDY, check out his beautiful poem, Windows, in the current Georgia Review.


C. Dale said...

John Ashbery! I would never have known. Too funny.

Nick said...

Another Ashbery here! Gee, I'm starting to wonder if there are any other modern day poets in this quiz.

Simmons B. Buntin said...

I really like the Bowers poem, too:

Haven't gotten to the quiz yet, but if it pegs me as Ashbery, then it's most definitely broken!

Simmons B. Buntin said...

Well apparently, despite the dirty fingernails of the poetry gods themselves, I am John Ashbery...! So I had to test the trigger of this thing altogether, and went back, changing nearly all of my answers. Alas:

You are Elizabeth Bishop and, God help us, you know it! You suffer no fools and you cannot even suffer yourself. No wonder you drink yourself into a stupor often. You cannot stand the fact you aren't perfect.

It's true I prefer being pressed into the onion-skin-thin slide of Bishop over Ashbery, but I have to admit it's rare that I drink myself into a stupor.

Although I was just in Kansas City, at the famed Irish pub O'Dowds, where there was an oustanding set of musical performers and much good Irish drink....

Suzanne said...

Aren't these quizzes a riot?! *lol*

Simmons, I though the Bowers poem was great. Good on ya, Georgia Review.