Poet Jean Valentine, co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, and poet and editor Christian Wiman, translator of Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam, discuss the lives of these two pillars of 20th-century Russian poetry and read their work. (Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 15 mins)
The 9th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem features readings by over 40 poets!
brevitas is a community of invited poets who email original poems (14 lines maximum) to the group on the first and the fifteenth of each month. Founded by Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin with a few poet-friends, brevitas now -- with 40+ poets -- has grown into a powerful incubator of poetry.
An additional short poem (14 lines max) open mic hosted by Bob Holman will follow.
Join us for a special reading by three poets currently in residence at the University of Iowa’s famed International Writing Program. Following the reading, the poets will take questions from the audience. A reception will follow.
A group/polyvocal performance from Anne Waldman's famous IOVIS trilogy, which won the Poetry Book of the Year from PEN USA Center this year, featuring her own reading and her son, Ambrose Bye, playing guitar.
Other readers include: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Stacy Szymaszek Ana Božičević Amy King Julie Patton
Palestinian Taha Muhammad Ali's poetry is driven by a storyteller's vivid imagination, disarming humor, and unflinching honesty. This evening illuminates his life and work through readings by him and award-winning translator Peter Cole. (Full Audio, approx. 50 mins)
Palestinian Taha Muhammad Ali's poetry is driven by a storyteller's vivid imagination, disarming humor, and unflinching honesty. This evening illuminates his life and work through readings by him and award-winning translator Peter Cole.