Writers on Recordings: The A.L. Kennedy Mixtape

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New York’s 92nd Street Y has been a home to the voices of literature for 80 years, hosting in its famed Reading Series the greatest literary artists of the 20th century and recording for posterity their appearances as part of its vast audio archive. Featuring Mark Ford on John Ashbery, Nicola Barker on T.S. Eliot, and A.L. Kennedy on a personal mixtape of early influences (Cummings, Burgess, Pinter, Feiffer), the Writers on Recordings series invites contemporary authors to discuss the legendary voices that have meant the most to them. Each conversation features rare archival recordings and is led by Bernard Schwartz, who produces 92Y's Reading Series as director of its Unterberg Poetry Center. Now in its second year, the series is produced in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y and Queen Mary University of London.