Wallace Stevens of the New York School

At a conference entitled "Wallace Stevens, New York, & Modernism," hosted by NYU, I gave a paper in which I somewhat puckishly imagined Stevens as a New York School poet. The paper is soon to be published, with other presentations from the conference, and later responses to them, in a book. Above is a very brief video excerpt from my paper — less than a minute, in which I am doing an against-the-grain reading of Stevens' 1940s poem, “Yellow Afternoon,” as written under the sign of Ashbery.