Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Find: 92nd Street Y Virtual Poetry Center

Let me tell you, it's tough enough for us New Yorkers to manage to attend even a fraction of the literary events in NYC. And we live here! Obviously, it's much harder when you live elsewhere.

That's why all of us should be grateful to this Virtual Poetry Center from the 92nd Street Y:

"In a renewed effort to share with a wider contemporary audience some of the great literary moments which the Poetry Center has presented across the decades, this page (to be regularly updated) features archival recordings by some of the best writers of our time."

Caution: Some programs are available only in excerpted form. Still, the chance to watch/hear from Chinua Achebe, David Grossman, Cynthia Ozick, Frank McCourt, and so many other literary luminaries (poets and prose writers) is a sheer gift.

Have a great weekend, all. See you back here on Monday!

(cross-referenced as the "featured resource" in the May issue of The Practicing Writer, which will go out to subscribers today.)

3 comments:

Tara said...

Wow: thanks for this! Will spread the word.

Erika D. said...

Yes!

Alison Ashley Formento said...

Wow! I didn't know about this. A gift, indeed!
Thanks so much.