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February 08, 2007

February 08, 2007

Matsuo Bashō, wandering the back-country fields, mountains, and cities of 17th-century Japan and of his own life, distilled the immensities of human experience into single images of striking depth

February 11, 2007

Isamu Noguchi
February 11, 2007

Four poets share work that resonates with the renowned Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) in the exquisite museum and rock garden dedicated to his art.

February 27, 2007

February 27, 2007

Since she began publishing her tight lyrics of Chicago’s great South Side in the 1940s, Gwendolyn Brooks has been one of the most influential American poets of the twentieth century.

San Francisco Beat: Talking With the Poets book cover
February 27, 2007

David Meltzer offers an insider's view of the Beat communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco in the late 1950s with vivid accounts of his friendships with Diane DiPrima, Robert

February 28, 2007

David Meltzer
February 28, 2007

David Meltzer conducts a literary tour of Semina Culture, an exhibition celebrating the artist Wallace Berman (1926-1976) and the writers who coalesced around his magazine Semi

March 04, 2007

March 04, 2007

Since she began publishing her tight lyrics of Chicago’s great South Side in the 1940s, Gwendolyn Brooks has been one of the most influential American poets of the twentieth century.

March 06, 2007

Langston Hughes
March 06, 2007

Through his examination of Langston Hughes (1902-1967), E.

March 10, 2007

Apollon
March 10, 2007

This festival offers a refreshing perspective on one of the most popular and infinitely flexible forms in the Western tradition.

March 13, 2007

March 13, 2007

Poet and Shakespeare scholar Martha Ronk invites aficionados and first-timers to revel in the bard's rhetoric and discover the correlations between Elizabethan and contemporary poe

March 15, 2007

M NourbeSe Philip
March 15, 2007

Carbibbean writer M Nourbese Philip has observed that "poetry is about truth telling, but you need the lie--the artifice of form--to tell those truths." In this fascinating dialogu

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