In response to questions from attendees, John Ashbery discusses cinema, wide-ranging responses to his two earliest books (Some Trees, 1956, and The Tennis Court Oath, 1962), and his appreciation for the poetry of Walt Whitman. He also considers movements in American poetry including modernism, postmodernism, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry, and new formalism.
Colloquium on translation featuring poets Lila Zemborain and Rosa Alcalá.
Franz Wright discusses a wide range of topics, including Rilke, translation, and the writing life.
Colloquium on identity and diversity in literature.