Poems, Recordings, and Other Resources
- The Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens: a non-profit organization devoted to “preserving the literary arts and promoting the cultural legacy of Wallace Stevens.”
- Wallace Stevens at PennSound: all known recordings of Stevens reading his poetry.
- The Voices and Visions episode about Wallace Stevens: PBS documentary on Stevens now available at Annenberg Learner.
- Recording of Wallace Stevens reading “It Must Change”: introduced by Christina Davis, curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard University)
- Ronald Sukenick’s Guide to the Collected Poetry of Wallace Stevens: contains commentaries on Stevens’ collected poems.
- Poetry Foundation webpage for Wallace Stevens: contains a short biography, poems, articles by and about Stevens, as well as audio material and podcasts.
- Academy of American Poets webpage for Wallace Stevens: contains a short biography and a selection of poems.
- The University of Illinois’ Modern American Poetry page for Wallace Stevens: contains passages from criticism about Stevens, as well as a short biography, excerpts from letters, and poems
Online Lectures about Wallace Stevens
- Marie Borroff at Open Yale Courses
- Al Filreis at the Kelly Writers House (University of Pennsylvania): Part 1 and Part 2
- Langdon Hammer at Open Yale Courses: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
- Susan Howe and Joan Richardson at the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination
- Helen Vendler at the Art Institute of Chicago
- Helen Vendler at the Stanford Humanities Center
- Helen Vendler at the Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard University)
- Excerpts from “Wallace Stevens, New York and Modernism” (Conference hosted by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University)
Visual Art Inspired by Wallace Stevens
- Joan Colbert’s “The Thirteen Ways” series: inspired by “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”
- Oriole Feshbach’s “Luminations” series: inspired by “The Auroras of Autumn”
- David Hockney’s “The Blue Guitar” series: inspired by “The Man With the Blue Guitar”
- D.B. Johnson’s portrait of Wallace Stevens
- Fairfield Porter’s “Lizzie at the Table”: The American painter and art critic Fairfield Porter (1907-1975) considered Wallace Stevens a kindred spirit, reading and quoting from Stevens’ poetry and essays throughout his long career. Porter’s Lizzie at the Table (1958), which includes as a still-life element the just-published Opus Posthumous, illustrates Stevens’ importance to the New York painters during the 1950s, when New York was replacing Paris as the center of the Western art world.
- Tennessee Williams’s “She Sang Beyond the Genius of the Sea”: painting by the famous playwright, inspired by “The Idea of Order at Key West”
Music Inspired by Wallace Stevens
- “A Mind of Winter” by George Benjamin (score): inspired by “The Snow Man”
- Three Songs by Michael Schachter (recordings): inspired by “The Man Whose Pharynx Was Bad,” “The Snow Man,” and “Tea at the Palaz of Hoon”
Plays and Other Dramatic Works Inspired by Wallace Stevens
- Things as They Are, a play by David Todd, directed by Anjanette Hall, with music by Ben Chasny, offers a staged reflection on Stevens’s life and works. It was produced by Playwrights Local in Cleveland, OH, in May 2017. One of the performances may be viewed here.