June Jordan dedicated her book, Passion, "to everybody scared as I used to be," writing, as she says of Whitman, for the sake of a people's poetry.
Readings & Conversations Archive
October 04, 2007
October 02, 2007
In his talk, Carl Phillips will explore the ways in which Whitman is among the first to stake out forbidden territory (race, masculinity, morality) for American poetry and to find
September 27, 2007
Maxine Kumin, whose meticulous observations of nature and human nature have been compared with Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Frost, will offer her perspective on all things poetical
June 12, 2007
What are Langston's lessons? An examination of the work of Langston Hughes will help you learn more about America. It will help you explore the tough tapestry of race.
June 01, 2007
May 23, 2007
In this talk, Vijay Seshadri will examine the origins and the scope of Bishop's visionary ambitions, her complicated, paradoxical relationship to the religious traditions that shap
May 22, 2007
Cultural theorists Wayne Koestenbaum and R. M. Vaughan engage in a conversation about queer identity and literature through a fascinating exploration of E. A.
May 16, 2007