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Published on Jun 19, 2015
Sixty years after Wallace Stevens took the train from Hartford to Boston to record "It Must Change" (and other poems) for the Woodberry Poetry Room on October 8, 1954, the lacquer discs of the recording were recovered and digitized using a groundbreaking technology known as IRENE. This excerpt presents “It Must Change,” along with fair copies and typescripts from the WPR collection. The complete recording of the event, which includes Prof. Helen Vendler’s commentary, is available for in-room listening/watching at the Poetry Room.
For additional information, visit hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom
Date: October 21, 2014, at the Thompson Room, Barker Center, Harvard University.