Poet Afaa Michael Weaver and acclaimed musicians perform jazz pieces and recitals of Weaver’s poems, followed by conversation about music and verse.
Readings & Conversations Archive
April 21, 2010
April 16, 2010
Essayist John D’Agata, cross-genre writer Thalia Field and experimental poet Jena Osman trace how research-based projects can evolve into book-len
April 13, 2010
Award-winning Spanish poet Jesús Aguado is joined by his English language translators for a bilingual reading and conversation about Iberian poetry, translation and Aguado’s work.
April 10, 2010
April 03, 2010
Contributors to the landmark anthology Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry gather for conversation and readings.
March 23, 2010
Poets Basil King and Thomas Meyer join scholars Carolyn Dinshaw and Michael Hrebeniak for a discussion of the Green Man—the mythi
March 16, 2010
Poet Rae Armantrout and Zen Buddhist priest and poet Norman Fischer investigate new and old concepts of the lyric, using their own poems as jumping-off points.
March 11, 2010
Two Louisiana poets discuss the history, challenges and future of Louisianan poetry, examining the influence of culture and landscape as well as the work of Cajun and Creole poets.
November 18, 2009
Cecilia Vicuña, co-editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology, introduces an evening of acclaimed poets reading 500 years of Latin America p
November 17, 2009
In a discussion of the improvisational text, Berkeley poet Kit Robinson draws on his recent work as well as resonant writings by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector