An exciting reading last night with a number of new mini-stories by Lydia Davis (Varieties of Disturbance), variously inspired by dreams, episodes in the letters of Gustave Flaubert, daily observations of cows grazing in a field, and Davis’ own translations of Proust. Below, a selection of the Dream stories:

The reading also featured Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Poet Laureate Charles Simic. Below, he reads his poem “1938”: