A Tribute to Robert Lowell

On the 25th anniversary of his death, five esteemed colleagues read and re-examine the work of Robert Lowell, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the most influential post-World War II poets.

Levels of Consciousness: Women Poets of African Descent

As part of Yari Yari: Black Women Writers and the Future: An International Conference on Literature by Women of African Descent, this reading and discussion celebrates the identity and independence of Black women poets from Africa and the African Diaspora.

Five Slovenian Authors

In a nation at the crossroads of Slavic, German and Mediterranean influences, poetry plays a major role in shaping Slovenian identity. Five of the country’s finest writers - Andrej Blatnik, Drago Jančar, Brane Mozetič, Boris A. Novak and Tomaž Šalamun - will read their work and discuss the role of the poet in a post-communist society.

A Thousand Years of Zen Poetry with Sam Hamill

Sam Hamill will read and discuss Zen poetry in the Japanese tradition from the first Imperial anthology to the twentieth century.


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