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Happy John Ashbery Day

If you live in New York City—or anywhere, really—today, April 7, is John Ashbery Day. And while this does not mean that we get the day off from work, we nonetheless have been searching for ways to pay homage to the great poet. Here's a good start: A video of Ashbery giving a nimble reading of his poem "Interesting People of Newfoundland." "Doc Hanks, the sawbones, was a real good surgeon / when he wasn't completely drunk, which was most of the time. / When only half drunk he could perform decent cranial surgery."

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