5:30 - 6:30 PM

Select Wednesdays June through September

Throughout history, gardens have inspired works of art and conversations as varied as the foliage itself. Join us in the Gardens at Yaddo to hear fascinating historical insights, enjoy moments of poetic beauty, and join the conversation!

Free and open to the public, registration required.

Questions? Please contact Development Assistant, Liberty Arnold larnold@yaddo.org

July 17 | Yaddo and the Muse, with Jay Rogoff

In this poetry reading, Jay Rogoff will focus on poems written during his stays at Yaddo, explaining how daily perceptions and interactions with his fellow guests helped bring them about. Rogoff has published seven acclaimed collections of poetry, including The Cutoff, The Long Fault, The Art of Gravity, Venera, Enamel Eyes, and, most recently, Loving in Truth: New and Selected Poems. His poetry and prose have appeared widely, in such places as AGNI, Georgia Review, Hopkins Review, Kenyon Review, Salmagundi, and Southern Review. Rogoff has been a writer in residence at Yaddo several times, serving as Special Assistant to the President on multiple occasions. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Drawing on 40 years of published work, Jay Rogoff’s Loving in Truth marks a milestone in the career of this confident, wise, and rigorous poet. The volume presents over one hundred poems from earlier collections alongside 47 poems previously unavailable in book form. Throughout his body of work, Rogoff skillfully interweaves craft and feeling as he contemplates immigrant ancestors, foreign adventures, baseball, ballet, and the uncanny entwinings of art and life. Both a valuable compendium of his finest work and a powerful introduction to his range of gifts, Loving in Truth offers a thorough immersion in the poetry of Jay Rogoff.

August 7 | Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, with Lisa Kolosek

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September 18 | The Value of Silence, with Elaina Richardson 

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Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 82 Pulitzer Prizes, 34 MacArthur Fellowships, 71 National Book Awards and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about the impact of Yaddo.

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