75 at 75: Jonathan Ames on Arthur Miller
Posted on Dec 12, 2013
Arthur Miller’s voice reminds me of Al Pacino’s. Same kind of New York...
Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman
Playwright Arthur Miller reads excerpts from Death of a Salesman.
75 at 75: Cynthia Ozick on W. H. Auden
Posted on Feb 20, 2014
Ah, the fabled Sixties and Seventies! Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs! The glorious...
W. H. Auden: “Bucolics” and “Horae Cononicae”
In one of his many visits to 92nd Street Y, poet W. H. Auden reads from a selection...
75 at 75: Helen Vendler on Wallace Stevens
Posted on Nov 14, 2013
When I first heard Wallace Stevens’ voice it was by chance: a friend...
75 at 75: Forrest Gander on Marianne Moore
Posted on Mar 27, 2014
It is October 30, 1954, three years after the publication of Marianne Moore’s...
Marianne Moore reads The Icosasphere
Marianne Moore reads The Icosasphere, October 30, 1954 at the 92nd Street Y. Listen to the full event.
75 at 75: Hermione Lee on Elizabeth Bowen – 1954
Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Elizabeth Bowen was often in America, teaching and lecturing, in the 1950s and...
75 at 75: Kay Ryan on William Carlos Williams
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
Listening to this old recording of William Carlos Williams reading at the Y...
William Carlos Williams: A Sort of a Song
The first-ever Poetry Center reading was given by William Carlos Williams in October of 1939. In this selection,...
Dylan Thomas: Under Milk Wood
To begin at the beginning… Dylan Thomas’s play Under Milk Wood had its premiere on the stage of...
Discovering John Ashbery
“And only in the light of lost words/Can we imagine our rewards,” John Ashbery wrote in “The Picture...
W. H. Auden: The Sea and The Mirror
In one of his early visits to 92nd Street Y, W.H. Auden reads from his long poem, The...
Wallace Stevens: “Credences of Summer” and “An Ordinary Evening in New Haven”
Wallace Stevens’ first appearance at the Poetry Center was in 1951 and features him reading two of his...
Thornton Wilder on Emily Dickinson
In November and December of 1950, playwright Thornton Wilder delivered the famed Norton Lectures at Harvard University. He...