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December 10, 2016

December 10, 2016

Join us for a reading and discussion of devotional poetry gleaned across expanses of time and geography with Ravi Shankar, Drunken Boat’s founding editor.

The Autobiography of a Goddess book cover
December 10, 2016

Archana Venkatesan, Rafiq Kathwari, and Ravi Shankar engage in a discussion concerning the poetics of Bhakti, the Sanskrit word meaning “to partic

December 09, 2016

Reading
December 09, 2016

Join us for an intimate discussion about the art of poetry, featuring four very different poetic voices from Europe – Elena Alexieva 
from Bulgaria and the author of Ladder on

December 06, 2016

Rigoberto González
December 06, 2016

Rigoberto González continues to change the landscape of American literature through his groundbreaking poetry, prose, and scholarship, providing readers with a redocumentation of o

December 01, 2016

Jericho Brown
December 01, 2016

Poet Jericho Brown, author of The New Testament, examines male beauty, immanent violence, and the necessity of sin versus the desire for redemption in a world marked and t

November 29, 2016

Steve Zeitlin
November 29, 2016

Steve Zeitlin, founding director of the nonprofit cultural center City Lore, presents The Poetry of Everyday Life, stories from everyday citizens who transform the streets

November 17, 2016

Love, H: The Letters of Hettie Jones & Helene Dorn book cover
November 17, 2016

“We’d fled the norm for women then, because to live it would have been a kind of death,” writes Hettie Jones in Love, H, a selection from the forty-year correspondence bet

November 15, 2016

Cynthia Macdonald
November 15, 2016

Join us as we pay tribute to the life and work of acclaimed poet, psychoanalyst, and former opera singer Cynthia Macdonald (1928-2015), known for her humor and her ability to draw

November 10, 2016

Joshua Bennett
November 10, 2016

Weighing the work of Thylias Moss, Frank Ocean, Robin Coste Lewis, and George Moses Horton, among others, against Thomas Jefferson’s claim in Notes on The State of Virginia that, “among the blacks

November 07, 2016

November 07, 2016

Explore the various cultural landscapes that poetry occupies globally, introducing U.S.

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