Kitsch is a way of describing certain kinds of seemingly trivial, yet treasured, objects in material culture, and poetry has a crucial role in its history.
Readings & Conversations Archive
October 20, 2012
October 23, 2012
Poet L. S. Asekoff, co-recipient of the Library of Congress’s 15th annual Witter Bynner Fellowship in poetry, reads from his work. A moderated conversation with former U.S.
November 08, 2012
Jean Valentine, co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, and poet and editor Christian Wiman, translator of Stolen Air: Sel
November 09, 2012
"[O]ne of the authentic, unpredictable, urgent, essential voices of our time. All her life she was in love with the hope of telling utter truth.” (W. S. Merwin).
November 10, 2012
Join us for a special reading by three poets currently in residence at the University of Iowa’s famed International Writing Program.
November 13, 2012
November 30, 2012
December 06, 2012
February 10, 2013
February 21, 2013
Readings by Sherman Alexie, Tina Chang, Toi Derricotte, Michael Dickman, Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius Ead