Oral History Initiative: On John Wieners, Harvard University, Boston


Robert Dewhurst (moderator), Ammiel Alcalay, Jim Dunn, Raymond Foye, Fanny Howe, Gerrit Lansing & Anne Waldman

Robert Dewhurst, co-editor with Joshua Beckman and CAConrad of Supplication: Selected Poems by John Wieners (Wave Books, 2015), will introduce and emcee this lively gathering of Wieners’ friends and companions. This merry band of makers will share memories, poems, and vignettes from the life of one of Boston’s most beloved poets and figures. Beginning at 5:30pm, we invite early-comers to listen to a recently digitized version of what we believe to be Wiener’s first recording, made by the Poetry Room in 1962 at the Fassett Studio in Boston. Photograph: Courtesy of Wallace Berman.

Special thanks to our media co-sponsor LOST & FOUND: Center for the Humanities.

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street.
Free and open to the public.

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