Author Archives: Jasper Henderson


In May, my partner and I visited Bodie, a ghost town on the far side of the Sierra Nevada, between Bishop and Reno. It was a strange place, a slice of the old West.


Lecture: Creative Reading

On February 23, 2017, I gave a talk at Wesleyan University, sponsored by the Center for Pedagogical Innovation and the English department. Titled “Creative Reading,” the lecture is an exploration of the deeper implications of a liberal arts education and the place of imagination in academic inquiry. I discuss techniques of creative visualization that I use with poetry students, in my own reading, and as a citizen.

A student kindly made the following recording. (I reserve the copyright.) The recording begins slightly abruptly and is not of the very highest quality, but you might find it interesting nonetheless. Approx. 90 mins.



(Thank you Rebecca Sussman for the recording!)