Hello Dispatches!

The “At North Farm” document’s signature appears to be genuine, based on various signed editions I have from Ashbery.

What makes no sense is that Ashbery does not seem to be communicating with you by email or snail mail in a letter.  I do not know his state of health, but surely if he needed someone to be his ‘administrative assistant’ then that someone would make epistolary communication with you, not merely send poems and the signature. As Iris Dement sings, “Let the mystery be.”

Best,
David