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...
75 at 75: Hermione Lee on Elizabeth Bowen – 1950
Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Elizabeth Bowen was often in America, teaching and lecturing, in the 1950s and...
75 at 75: A. L. Kennedy on E. E. Cummings
Posted on Jul 18, 2013
So, finally, I get to hear him—the voice that has lived in my...