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John Berryman at 100 Panel 2: April Bernard (Skidmore College), Henri Cole (The Ohio State University), A. Van Jordan. Video care of the Poetry Society of America.

John Berryman at 100 Panel 1: Rachel Hadas (Rutgers University) and Daniel Swift (Skidmore College). Video care of the Poetry Society of America.

The Poetry Society of America, along with Columbia School of the Arts, Barnard Women Poets, and Heyman Center for the Humanities, host an evening of poetry in honor of John Berryman, 1914–1972. Video care of the Poetry Society of America. Video care of the Poetry Society of America.

Over twenty years ago, four men from the North Hill neighborhood of Akron, Ohio committed a series of restaurant robberies. During the robberies the men locked the restaurant employees in the walk-in coolers, gaining them the moniker "the Cooler Bandits." Although no one was physically injured, the group received collective prison sentences of up to 500 years. From 2006-2013, director John Lucas follows the unfathomable journeys of Charlie Kelly, Donovan Harris, Richard “Poochie” Roderick, and Frankie Porter as they cope and survive despite the harsh realities of prison. "The Cooler Bandits" documents these men in their respective stages of incarceration as they fight to maintain relationships with family and friends, and reintegrate into society after spending their adult lives incarcerated.

April Bernard reading John Berryman's "Sonnet 43" at the John Berryman at 100 celebration at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Saskia Hamilton reading John Berryman's "Dream Song 21" at the John Berryman at 100 celebration at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Kevin Young reading John Berryman's "Dream Song 14" at the John Berryman at 100 celebration at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Catherine Barnett reading John Berryman's "Dream Song 20" at the John Berryman at 100 celebration at Barnard College, Columbia University.