A score of leading poets, representing the breadth and diversity of contemporary poetry, kick off the 20th Annual Poets House Showcase, which gathers more than 2,000 poetry titles.
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Readings & Conversations Archive
June 30, 2012
June 08, 2012
Poet and novelist Carol Muske-Dukes offers insights on the Beat poets, with a discussion of the work of Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.
June 05, 2012
Poet and editor Saskia Hamilton looks at three post-war American poets, examining their formal innovation and selective use of the confessional, as well as their complex mutual fri
June 02, 2012
Poet Lee Ann Brown discusses the poetic movement that started at the experimental Black Mountain College in the 1950s and 1960s, including a focus on Charles Olson and Robert Dunca
May 31, 2012
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
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.