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Dec 14, 2023

Leonard Bernstein—the conductor and composer known globally for his charisma and style—comes roaring back into the public discourse. We celebrate Lenny’s relationship with Yaddo via a conversation with one of his mentees, acclaimed composer Daron Hagen. PLUS: Edgar Oliver, “the poet laureate of New...

Nov 23, 2023

Art converges with nature, meticulous work that spans decades and continents, making the impossible possible and more, with a feature on internationally acclaimed sculptor Martin Puryear. PLUS: Preview Missy Mazzoli’s “Dark with Excessive Bright”—nominated for a Grammy, fingers...

Nov 9, 2023

Forest restoration, how families avoid reality, coming to terms with trauma, healthy ecosystems and more, with luminous storyteller Martha McPhee, author of five novels and the long-awaited memoir, Omega Farm. PLUS: A recap of the Yaddo Artist Reunion! Contributing artist: Joseph Keckler.

Oct 26, 2023

Ghosts, artificial intelligence, horror, estrangement and more, with acclaimed writers Vauhini Vara (The Immortal King Rao, This Is Salvaged) and Brian Evenson, author of a dozen books of fiction, including Altmann’s Tongue and The Open Curtain. Contributing artist: Joseph Keckler.

Aug 10, 2023

On the Black roots of the banjo, the godfather of bluegrass, novelist as bandleader, and more, with a trio of talented musicians and writers: Celebrated author, bass player and literary outlaw Lee Clay Johnson in conversation with the incomparable David Gates, powerhouse on guitar, vocals, pedal steel, and author of...