In 1949 Harvard undergraduate John Ashbery wrote to Kenneth Koch about the poetry of a fellow student, Frank O'Hara: "I think we have a major competitor." Shortly thereafter Ashbery sent Koch a man
Readings & Conversations Archive
November 20, 2007
November 21, 2007
November 28, 2007
What are Langston's lessons? An examination of the work of Langston Hughes will help you learn more about America. It will help you explore the tough tapestry of race.
November 29, 2007
Friends and fellow writers celebrate four-score years in the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine, with selected readings from his work.
December 06, 2007
Susan Howe, author of the recently reissued My Emily Dickinson, joins literary scholar Brenda Wineapple, multidisciplinary artist Jen Bervin and cultural c
December 12, 2007
The literary community gathers to honor the life and work of the revered short-story writer, poet and model of 'combative pacificism,' Grace Paley. After studying with W.H.
February 02, 2008
Jorie Graham, Edward Hirsch, Li-Young Lee, Anne Marie Macari, Ira Sadoff, Alan Soldofsky and p
February 08, 2008
A multimedia performance piece involving a reading of short talks accompanied by red string, a dancer or two and audiovisual elements.
February 21, 2008
A reading in honor of Alice Quinn's service to the poetry community, with readings and anecdotes by authors and friends Henri Cole, Deborah Garrison
February 25, 2008
In his talk, Carl Phillips will explore the ways in which Whitman is among the first to stake out forbidden territory (race, masculinity, morality) for American poetry and to find