Category Archives: Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder and Frank O’Hara: A New Discovery and a Footnote

Karin Roffman, who is completing an eagerly-awaited biography of the young John Ashbery, posted a very interesting piece yesterday on Stylus, the blog for the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard.  Roffman writes about an incident that occurred in 1951 at the inaugural event of the … Continue reading

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Daniel Ellsberg and … the New York School poets?

Thanks to the big story of the moment — the revelations by Edward Snowden about the NSA’s surveillance program — the quintessential whistleblower and leaker of government secrets, Daniel Ellsberg, of Pentagon Papers fame, has been much in the news the … Continue reading

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