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April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

This afternoon features a group presentation by contributors to The Grand Piano, a ten-book experiment in autobiography by ten writers affiliated with Language Poetry in San Francisco.

April 14, 2011

Robert Browning
April 14, 2011

Poet and journalist Karen Swenson explores the poetry of Robert Browning (1812–1889), attending to the ways in which his dramatic

April 07, 2011

April 07, 2011

A preeminent British poet and translator who has long resided in the United States, Christopher Middleton reads poems and talks about his life with the award-winning poet and art c

April 02, 2011

Queer Optimism book cover
April 02, 2011

Prominent poets and scholars investigate—and redefine—optimism as a creative alternative to long-held themes of melancholy, shame and the death drive in writing and interpreting poetry, particularl

March 31, 2011

Jean Valentine
March 31, 2011

National Book Award–winning poet Jean Valentine shares the stage with former student and acclaimed poet Brian Teare for a reading and conversation about the proces

March 26, 2011

The H.D. Book by Robert Duncan
March 26, 2011

Poets and scholars revisit The H.D. Book, published in its entirety for the first time this year.

March 24, 2011

Zbigniew Herbert
March 24, 2011

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.

March 18, 2011

Pierre Joris
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

Georg Trakl on stamp
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

Jen Bervin
March 05, 2011

Part of the Annual Chapbook Festival, Wednesday, March 2–Saturday, March 5

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