For several decades, Brenda Hillman has been exploring poetic form and perception in her tetralogy on the classical elements-- earth, air, water, fire.
Readings & Conversations Archive
April 17, 2014
April 10, 2014
On the eve of what would have been the beloved Irish poet and translator’s 75th birthday, poet Tom Sleigh presents a discussion of the use of description in Seamus Heaney’s (1939-2
April 08, 2014
A self-proclaimed “lingualisualist” rooted in the languages of sight and sound, Edwin Torres leads an exploration of the tools poets use to extend past the seeming edges of languag
April 01, 2014
Publisher Steve Clay joins young poetry scholars Gabby Kappes, Meira Levinson and Kyle Waugh from the CUNY Grad Center for a pane
March 06, 2014
Visual artist Jess (1923–2004) and poet Robert Duncan (1919–1988) were one of the most fascinating artistic couples of the 20th century.
February 25, 2014
The author of many collections in Arabic, including the newly translated Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan reads from and discusses his visc
February 22, 2014
“Clifton’s poems invite meditation and return” wrote Obama inaugural poet and Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander about Lucille Clifton (1936-2010).
January 25, 2014
William Stafford (1914–1993) was the author of more than 50 books; his first poetry collection, Traveling Through the Dark (1962), won the 1963 National Book Award for Poetry.
December 14, 2013
with Ana Božičević, Nicole Cooley, Jan Freeman, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kimiko Hahn, Patricia Spears Jon
November 23, 2013
The 11th century trobadors and trobairitz of Occitania, a region encompassing parts of southern France, Italy's Occitan Valleys, Monaco, and Catalonia's Val d'Aran, hav