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92Y/The Paris Review Interview Series: Peter Matthiessen

92Y/The Paris Review Interview Series: Peter Matthiessen

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92Y/The Paris Review Interview Series: Ryszard Kapuściński

92Y/The Paris Review Interview Series: Ryszard Kapuściński

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92Y/The Paris Review Interview Series: Paul Theroux

92Y/The Paris Review Interview Series: Paul Theroux

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92Y/The Paris Review Interview Series: Jan Morris

92Y/The Paris Review Interview Series: Jan Morris

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75 at 75: Siri Hustvedt on Susan Sontag

75 at 75: Siri Hustvedt on Susan Sontag

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75 at 75: Pico Iyer on Leonard Cohen

75 at 75: Pico Iyer on Leonard Cohen

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75 at 75: Elif Batuman on Haruki Murakami

75 at 75: Elif Batuman on Haruki Murakami

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In a renewed effort to share with a contemporary audience some of the great literary moments the Poetry Center has presented across the decades, this page features archival recordings of some of the best writers of our time.

“One steps into history, as well as into the company of legends (from Neruda to Nabokov), when walking into the 92nd Street Y. I can't think of any institution that more steadily and elegantly speaks for the power of the word, the value of tradition and the fact that, even in the age of Twitter and cell-phones, hundreds can be bound together by a poet onstage, alone, declaiming his words. A night at the Y is like no night anywhere else.” (Pico Iyer)

  • Susan Sontag and Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Galway Kinnell: An Evening of Romantic Poetry
  • Richard Wilbur: Sweet Excess
  • W. S. Merwin: "After a Storm"
  • John Ashbery: Three Poems and A Wave
  • Kurt Vonnegut: "Short Sentences and Placebo Profundities"
  • 75 at 75: Rachel Cohen on Italo Calvino
  • Tennessee Williams: Old Men Go Mad At Night and other poems
  • John Cheever: "The Swimmer"
  • 75 at 75: Colm Tóibín on Elizabeth Bishop
  • Allen Ginsberg's "Mind Breaths"
  • 75 at 75: Henri Cole on Robert Lowell