The Academy Gets Video

John Ashbery & His Life

Summer Movies: Ashbery, Glück, Hecht, Ryan, and Merwin

Watch five short video clips newly added to John Ashbery discusses the impact of living abroad on his work; Louise Glück declares that being a poet is the most miraculous profession and hunts for the perfect German word; Anthony Hecht repeats advice given to him by Auden; Kay Ryan laughs at chickens and the appearance of her own poem in a comic strip; and W. S. Merwin recounts meeting Pound and debates living in the country or the city. Each video is excerpted from The Poet’s View DVD, a collection of intimate portraits of five major American Poets available in the Poetry Store.

Academy of American Poets on the web at:

Our new U.S. Poet Laureate, Kay Ryan, reads the funny pages:


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