Renowned poets provide insight into the poetry of Polish master Zbigniew Herbert (1924–1998) and discuss his witty, probing essays on travel, classical literature and visual art.
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March 24, 2011
March 18, 2011
Esteemed poet and translator Pierre Joris discusses Paul Celan (1920-1970), the German-speaking Jewish poet whose writings transformed post-World War II poetry.
March 17, 2011
A World War I medical officer and brilliant poet whose work attracted the patronage of Wittgenstein, Georg Trakl (1887–1914) and his sinister, imagistic poems are taken up by three
March 05, 2011
Part of the Annual Chapbook Festival, Wednesday, March 2–Saturday, March 5
February 08, 2011
This tribute to Elizabeth Bishop's 100th birthday features readings from her poetry and selections from Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker, a new volume of Bishop's correspondence.
January 29, 2011
Poet and editor Daniela Gioseffi traces transcendentalist themes in American poetry, from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson to Langston Hughes, June Jordan and Mary Oliver.
January 23, 2011
Leading Canadian poets at the cutting edge of contemporary practice address the history of sound poetry and performance, multilingualism, activism and other topics.
January 22, 2011
November 20, 2010
Daniel Swift, the author of Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War and a professor of English at Skidmore College, examines poems written in response to the bombi
November 18, 2010
National Book Award–winning poet Gerald Stern— described as “a postnuclear, multicultural Whitman for the millennium” (Kate