Studying at The New School and spending so much time in Manhattan has allowed me to attend some amazing readings, panels, and lectures. But living in close proximity to Yale University has also been a gold mine.
At Yale I've had a chance to see and hear the likes of John Ashbery, recent Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Tretheway, Ron Padgett, Fanny Howe, fellow Canuck and experimental poet Christian Bok, and many more. And having ready access to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is every bibliophiles dream come true.
What's that? You'd like to have a small taste, too? My dear readers, you are in luck because poetry readings from the Beinecke have been recorded since 2002 and are stored online for all to hear in glorious streaming audio. The Yale Collection of American Literature and Reading Series has recently been updated to include readings from 2006-2007, many of which I attended. So listen carefully, you might be able to hear me coughing in the background.
You can find the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series here.
View Poetry at Beinecke Library here.