This past week I gave a ‘Mesaros Lecture’ at Kenyon College, at the invitation of Ellen Sheffield who teaches book arts there. My lecture was titled ‘Kidnapped by Cather! How one novel hijacked eight years of an artist’s studio practice’. I spoke about the background to all the ‘Cather Projects’, the projects themselves ending with the Slow Read. It was a great audience, a combination of Kenyon Review-types and faculty/students from the art department, who engaged me in lively conversation during and after the lecture. The college is beautiful and special. I’m glad to have had a chance to visit and bring this project to their community.