The poet Richard Meier really has improved the Ashbery formula. This is unfortunate, since by now most people experience this formula as a series of moves, fascinating in inverse proportion to one's previous exposure to the formula. Nevertheless, at least as far as I can tell from the first few poems Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar is a frighteningly good book, whether or not you like that sort of thing. I'd tell you about the book as a whole but I am scared to finish it.
I do not have this feeling often.
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