Two New Yorker editors explore the poetry of these legendary writers and discuss it in relation to the poetry of our time and its time.
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April 08, 1995
April 21, 1995
April 22, 1995
Get an early start to summer in NYC with a short walk through this classic poem about a journey through Hell, in its brilliant translation by Robert Pinsky (Farrar, Straus and Giro
April 27, 1995
Known for his focus on history, political ironies, and homosexual themes, C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is the most important Greek poet of this century.
May 11, 1995
This documentary, produced by Haydn Reiss in 1994, was filmed at each of the poets’ homes in Oregon and Minnesota and uses their friendship to examine the role of poetry in contemporary America—its
May 12, 1995
William Stafford (1914-1994) committed himself to a poetic stance of neutrality and susceptibility to the moment.
May 25, 1995
June 05, 1995
In our first program of a three-year collaborative with selected New York Public Library (NYPL) branch libraries, Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine reads and discusses his work a
September 28, 1995
Acknowledged as one of the greatest of French poets, René Char (1907-1988) began as a Surrealist but later embraced existential and metaphysical themes.
October 25, 1995
Poets Lorna Goodison, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Marlene Nourbese Philip will read from their work as part of a series celebrating the 40th