John Ashbery webcasts

John Ashbery is a Kelly Writers House Fellow this season. Two events featuring him as a Fellow will be streamed live as webcasts.

1) On Monday, February 11, 2013, beginning at precisely 6:30 PM eastern time, J.A. will give a reading.

2) On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, beginning at precisely noon eastern time, I will interview J.A. and will moderate questions and comments from a live audience at the Kelly Writers House and a worldwide audience via webcast.

For each program, click here

to view the streaming video.

Free Modern Poetry online course with Al Filreis

“ModPo” is an entirely free, non-credit, online 10-week version of the 14-week course on modern and contemporary American poetry I’ve been teaching for thirty years, mostly here at Penn in Philadelphia, mostly here in the Kelly Writers House.
The course makes use of audio recordings of the poets reading the poems we discuss, as well as other materials and resources we’ve assembled through PennSound, Jacket2, PoemTalk and the programs of the Kelly Writers House over the years.
The course was offered last fall, with 36,000 people enrolled from 129 different countries. An overview of that experience, including links to reviews of and articles about the course, is available here:
As of today, we are taking enrollments for the second running of ModPo – starting Saturday, September 7, and finishing 10 weeks plus two days later, on Monday, November 18. One can enroll here:
– providing merely an email address and name (no other information is requested). As I say, it is entirely free and entirely open. (Entirely open: for instance, a number of people with disabilities took the course last time, with little to no difficulty; and people in remote places with slow and far-flung connections were still able to keep up; participants ranged from 15 to 95 years old; etc.)
A 20-minute video introduction to the course can be found on YouTube here: .