Wednesday, July 12
Visit John Ashbery’s Nest, Virtually
"Over the past few years, there has been a lot of attention paid to John Ashbery’s unusual and beautiful house in Hudson, New York, and its relationship to his poetry and aesthetics. I’ve written about this before on a number of occasions, including about the concept behind 'The Ashbery Home School' writers retreat (which at least originally involved a visit to the Ashbery home), a recent gallery exhibit devoted to Ashbery as collector, and a gathering of critical essays on Ashbery’s 'created spaces' in Rain Taxi. If you aren’t one of the lucky few to be able to visit Ashbery’s home in person, rest easy: you can now visit this remarkable house virtually, thanks to 'John Ashbery’s Nest,' a stunning new project produced by Karin Roffman (who has just published a biography of Ashbery’s early years), in conjunction with the Yale Digital Humanities Lab. ..."
Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets