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April 21, 2007

April 21, 2007

This talk, "Identity to Seek: The Selves of Emily," engages with a number of the poems of Emily Dickinson, in order to think about her as a poet who reveals to us, in her nature as a fragmented or

April 24, 2007

Stet: Selected Poems of José Kozer book cover
April 24, 2007

A reading and conversation about poetry, politics and translation with the dynamic Cuban poet José Kozer and the eminent poet-critic Ammiel Alcalay, with English-l

April 25, 2007

April 25, 2007

Paul Muldoon gives a close reading of Robert Frost's "Directive", a poem that seems capable of standing at the end of almost every trail in the rest of Frost's own work, but also o

April 26, 2007

April 26, 2007

In 1949 Harvard undergraduate John Ashbery wrote to Kenneth Koch about the poetry of a fellow student, Frank O'Hara: "I think we have a major competitor." Shortly thereafter Ashbery sent Koch a man

César Vallejo: The Complete Poetry book cover
April 26, 2007

A reading in celebration of the poetical innovator César Vallejo (1892-1938), whose syntax-breaking search for meaning has been compared to James Joyce and Paul Celan.

April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007

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

May 03, 2007

Langston Hughes
May 03, 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.

May 04, 2007

May 04, 2007

In this foray into the flâneur tradition, panelists address the poetry that emerges from the fundamental act of walking, with insights from such immortal amblers as Whitman, Baudelaire, O'Hara and

May 06, 2007

Edna St. Vincent Millay
May 06, 2007

Edna St. Vincent Millay, an elfin, red-haired diva of the sonnet, published some of the wisest, sexiest, and most feminist poetry of the 20th century.

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