Thursday, September 11th at 8:00 P.M. John Ashbery will read in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts as part of the M.F.A. Program's Visiting Writers Series. Ashbery has won nearly every major American award for poetry & is recognized as one of America's most important, though still controversial, poets. His most recent volumes of poetry include, A Worldly Country & Notes from the Air. He has recently been included in the prestigious Library of America with Ashbery: Collected Poems 1956-1987.