I realize I wasn't really sure what to say about John Ashberry, and I guess because he's never really been a poet I've studied or followed the way I've followed other poets.
I guess he has always seemed like the statue on top of the hill-- a little untouchable, a little removed.
So I found this so you can hear a little of John in his own words. He has a calmness about him, a cadence in his speech and in his poems we can learn from.
After watching this, he seems less like someone I'd move away from. If you're interested in reading Ashberry, here are the books I'd recommend--
Some Trees, The Double Dream of Spring