Sunrise in Suburbia

ASHBERY, John. Sunrise in Suburbia.

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ASHBERY, John. Sunrise in Suburbia. New York: The Phoenix Bookshop, 1968.

Oblong 8vo. Original printed wrappers over card; unpaginated [pp. 20]; signed by the author; slight chip and small vertical tear to upper margins of both upper and lower panels; slight toning to endpapers, a near fine copy.
First edition, signed. This edition limited to twenty-six copies lettered A to Z, not for sale, and one hundred copies, numbered and signed by the author, this being no. 42. A central figure in the New York School of poetry, Ashbery is known for his poetic style of surreal and stream-of-consciousness poetry, with his texts often exploring themes of perception, language, and everyday experience through a lens which intertwines the ordinary with the extraordinary. This work, Sunrise in Suburbia features his blending of the mundane with the poetic, ultimately juxtaposing the common, everyday experience of a suburban morning with a more profound contemplaction of existence. This poem is able to capture the quiet unnoticed beauty of suburban life whilst delving into deeper reflections upon time and the passage of life.