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Even if you can’t get to all of our events, we still want you to be part of the community. We record audio (and sometimes video) of as many of our live readings, workshops, panels, conversations, and festivals as we can. Join the literary conversation. Listen in, and let us know your thoughts on this month’s multimedia offerings.

Currently featuring selections from the 2017 READ & Festival of Literature and Food in Hudson, NY, held on July 23, 2017. Discussions among literary chefs, explorations of John Ashbery’s poetry, and a chat among Whiting Award-winning poets are all included in these warm-weather conversations juxtaposing great art and great eating.

Eat to the Middle of Memory

Celebrated cookbook author and restaurateur Rozanne Gold, in conversation with literary chefs Rohan Kamicheril, Matt Lee, Susan Simon and Lukas Volger on food, memory and the senses.


John Ashbery’s GIRLS ON THE RUN

A complete reading of John Ashbery’s book-length poem, Girls on the Run, on the occasion of his upcoming 90th birthday, featuring (in order of appearance):

  • Parts I – VI: Jeffrey Lependorf, Eric Keenaghan, Charles North, Eric Lorberer
  • Parts VII – X: Tom DePietro, Michael Leong, Daniel Nester, Ellen Thurston
  • Parts XI  – XIV: Sara Wintz, Dara Wier, Rosanne Wasserman, Eugene Richie
  • Parts XV – XVII: Dave King, Danniel Schoonebeek, Rebecca Wolff, Robert Polito
  • Parts XVIII – end: Andrew Durbin, Adam Fitzgerald, Erica Kaufman, and Joan Retallack.


Poets in the Kitchen

Whiting Award-winning poets Simone White and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs cook up salmon cakes with moderator Jeffrey Lependorf (CLMP) while discussing poetry, food, and things as far afield as language and lotion.


Loving Reading Ashbery

Poets Ann Lauterbach, Joan Retallack, Dara Wier, and Robert Polito (moderating) offer a “users manual” on the poetry of John Ashbery on the occasion of his upcoming 90th birthday.


Click here to visit the Listen In! Archive, where you can enjoy all of our multimedia recordings of past events.