Poet and translator David Young shares his translations of Petrarch and discusses the 14th century poet’s extraordinary sonnets, which serve as models for lyric poetry.
Readings & Conversations Archive
November 17, 2011
November 15, 2011
Textual scholar Marta Werner explores Dickinson’s late artistic itinerary through a reading of fragments, including canceled writings, pinned texts and envelope poems.
November 12, 2011
Scholar Robert Hollander and poet Jean Hollander discuss their translation of The Divine Comedy and serve as wayfinders through Dante’s lyrical universe
November 11, 2011
Poet and translator Dénes Krusovsky reads his poetry and discusses his recent investigations into how poet Hart Crane and performance artist Chris Burden define the human body.
November 09, 2011
Admiel Kosman, considered one of Israel's leading poets, shares the stage with his English-language translator Lisa Katz.
November 08, 2011
Editor and poet Jerome Rothenberg presents an investigation and celebration of the world's primal cultures and the poetries that emerged from these regions.
November 04, 2011
Known for stretching the very concept of poetry, 81-year-old French poet and professor of literature Michel Deguy reads his poems and discusses his thoughts on modern poetics and p
November 03, 2011
Poet and translator Arvind Mehrota reads from his highly-regarded translations of Kabir and discusses the great 15th century devotional poet’s life and work.
October 29, 2011
Poet Greg Delanty and scholar Michael Matto, co-editors of The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, discuss highlights of centuries of Anglo-S
October 27, 2011
Poet and preeminent translator of the mystic poet Rumi, Coleman Barks reads from his translations of the poet and discusses the power of 13th - to 14th - century mystical Sufi poet