Like Day and Night: Poetry Reading

Scott Ruescher and Ruth Lepson


Scott administrates the Arts in Education program at the Harvard GSE and teaches English in the B.U. Prison Education Program. His recent publications include Sidewalk Tectonics and Perfect Memory. More importantly, he has been bantering poetics and world affairs with Ms. Ruth Lepson ever since he helped her arrange annual benefit poetry readings for Oxfam America by noted poets in the 1980s. This is the first time he’s had the pleasure of squaring off with her–gracefully complementing her–in a poetry reading.

Ruth is poet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music and the author of ask anyone, I Went Looking for You, Morphology, and Dreaming in Color. Her poetry has appeared in journals that Scott would never deem to send his poems to, those being innovative publications, while he prefers the good old publications that promote more humane values.

A fantastic, generous, fun, moving reading today, observing art, life, death and, of course, Elvis.
— Jennifer Rose