Mentor and mentee after mentee’s concert. This sort of creative, generative mutuality has just got to be my favorite part of university life. Congratulations to Hannah Judd as she nears the end of a spectacular undergraduate career & to Max Apple, now amazingly 75, for loving teaching so much still that he still does it with both rigor & love.
Co-founder & co-director of PennSound—50,000 files ][ 15 million downloads annually
Teacher & host, "Kelly Writers House Fellows"—since 1999 ][ Susan Sontag, John Ashbery, Jamaica Kincaid, Laurie Anderson, Adrienne Rich, Joan Didion, John Edgar Wideman & more