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October 04, 2007

Ted Hughes
October 04, 2007

A rare opportunity to hear one of the pivotal voices in contemporary British poetry as he explores the influence of childhood and landscape on the work of fellow Yorkshire poet Ted Hughes (1930-199

June Jordan
October 04, 2007

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.

October 02, 2007

Walt Whitman
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
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

September 27, 2007

Who were the Beat Poets? Why are they "beat" and what does that mean?

June 12, 2007

Langston Hughes
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

Elizabeth Bishop
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

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.

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