The Wilderness of Wish

The title of our blog, Wilderness of Wish, is from a line in W.H. Auden’s poem, The Cave of Nakedness. This audio clip is his live recording at the Guggenheim on March 12, 1964. Courtesy of the Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1988-2006).

Poem aside. It’s a brilliant line. Reminded us in spirit of a favorite, e.e. cummings.