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November 20, 2007

November 20, 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

November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007

November 28, 2007

Langston Hughes
November 28, 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.

November 29, 2007

November 29, 2007

Friends and fellow writers celebrate four-score years in the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine, with selected readings from his work.

December 06, 2007

My Emily Dickinson book cover
December 06, 2007

Susan Howe, author of the recently reissued My Emily Dickinson, joins literary scholar Brenda Wineapple, multidisciplinary artist Jen Bervin and cultural c

December 12, 2007

Grace Paley
December 12, 2007

The literary community gathers to honor the life and work of the revered short-story writer, poet and model of 'combative pacificism,' Grace Paley. After studying with W.H.

February 02, 2008

Gerald Stern
February 02, 2008

Jorie Graham, Edward Hirsch, Li-Young Lee, Anne Marie Macari, Ira Sadoff, Alan Soldofsky and p

February 08, 2008

Performance of String Talks at NYU
February 08, 2008

A multimedia performance piece involving a reading of short talks accompanied by red string, a dancer or two and audiovisual elements.

February 21, 2008

Alice Quinn
February 21, 2008

A reading in honor of Alice Quinn's service to the poetry community, with readings and anecdotes by authors and friends Henri Cole, Deborah Garrison

February 25, 2008

Walt Whitman
February 25, 2008

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

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