Sad and monumental news to impart this Labor Day Weekend, the great internationally-renowned poet, John Ashbery died earlier today at his home in Hudson, New York. He had recently (this past July 28) celebrated and been feted on his ninetieth birthday. The cause of his death, according to his husband and long-time companion, David Kermani, as reported in the AP wire story, was from natural causes.
The New York Times obituary is here
CBC reports it here
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