John Ashbery (1927-2017) only appeared in Brick once, in 1998’s Brick 61, an issue dedicated to uncovering lost classics. He is recognized as one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century.
Thomas Lovell Beddoes was born in Clifton, Shropshire, in 1803, to a distinguished and eccentric family. His mother was a sister of the novelist Maria Edgeworth; his father, often referred to in his time as “the celebrated Dr. Beddoes,” was . . .