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
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October 27, 2011
October 26, 2011
West-coast poet Garrett Hongo addresses the two strands that define his work: the dramatic monologue (from Ovid to Ai), as well as the poetics of the incarceration as relates to hi
October 25, 2011
Rita Dove, editor of The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, makes a special appearance to makes the publication of her landmark anthology.
October 21, 2011
Poet and essayist Rosanna Warren, whose books include The Art of Translation: Voices from the Field and Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry, reads and discusses the great
October 19, 2011
The author of Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, Jane Hirshfield investigates poetic transitions - syllable by syllable, line by line, poem by poem - and the discove
October 13, 2011
East Asian Literature Scholar and translator Paula Varsano, discusses the different formal innovations and themes in Classical Chinese Poetry, with special discussion of the work o
October 04, 2011
This evening dedicated to Classical Greek Poetry begins with a performance of “Bracko,” orchestrated by poet/translator Anne Carson and artist Robert Currie, based
September 29, 2011
Poet and translator David Ferry, author of Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse, shares his translation of this great epic of ancient Mesopotamia.
September 15, 2011
Famous for electrifying performances of his work, Kiwao Nomura is revered in Japan, where he has been awarded major literary honors.
September 10, 2011
Poets House and Trinity Wall Street, in conjunction with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, present a reading by some of America's leading poets as part of the 10th anniversary commemoration of