Poet Martín Espada addresses the political poetic tradition of Puerto Rico, from Julia de Burgos to three major poets—Clemente Soto Vélez, Juan Antonio Corretjer and Francisco Mato
Readings & Conversations Archive
May 31, 2012
May 22, 2012
Scholar and poet Rosamond King shares her insights into the groundbreaking output of 20th-century Caribbean poets, including the works of Kamau Brathwaite and M.
May 17, 2012
Poet Vijay Seshadri addresses the life and work of this prolific British-born poet, who spent much of his life in New York creating an unparalleled body of work.
May 15, 2012
May 12, 2012
Poet Ann Lauterbach discusses the 1930s Objectivist poets from Basil Bunting and Lorine Niedecker to George Oppen and Louis Zukofsky.
May 10, 2012
Poet, painter and critic Marjorie Welish discusses the work of the early 20th-century Imagists, especially Ezra Pound and H.D.
May 08, 2012
Editor and critic Herbert Leibowitz, author of “Something Urgent I Have to Say to You”: The Life and Work of William Carlos Williams, discusses the great doctor’s oeuvre,
May 03, 2012
2012 Guggenheim Fellow Joan Richardson, author of a two-volume biography of the poet Wallace Stevens and co-editor, with Frank Kermode, of Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and
May 01, 2012
Poet and novelist Terese Svoboda use the life of poet, political activist and editor Lola Ridge as a lens to examine the modernist poetry of her time.
April 25, 2012
C.K. Williams speaks about the life and poetry of the venerated American poet Robert Frost, the rural patrician of New England literary life.