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June 08, 2010

What Love Comes To book cover
June 08, 2010

In honor of Ruth Stone’s 95th birthday, friends and fellow poets read from the acclaimed poet’s volume What Loves Comes To: New and Selected Poems.

June 12, 2010

June 12, 2010

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Galway Kinnell talks about the importance of translation in a poet's career and shares his own experiences as a translator of François Villon and others.

September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010

Born in India and a longtime resident of Pakistan, Afzal Ahmed Syed is an acclaimed master of classical and modern Urdu poetic forms.

October 02, 2010

Art of Losing book cover
October 02, 2010

From reckoning and regret to recovery and redemption, these poets read and comment on poems from The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief & Healing, edited by Kevin Young.

October 06, 2010

October 06, 2010

This evening marks the publication of new English translations of two books by experimental Greek poet and visual artist Demosthenes Agrafiotis: Chinese Notebook and M

October 06, 2010

This evening marks the publication of new English translations of two books by experimental Greek poet and visual artist Demosthenes Agrafiotis: Chinese Notebook and Maribor.

October 07, 2010

October 07, 2010

Two young Swedish poets read their work and exchange views on poetry and poetics with preeminent poet and essayist Charles Bernstein.

October 13, 2010

October 13, 2010

Featuring classical music, poetry and diary readings, this theatrical event honors Israel’s most important World War II hero, poet Hannah Senesh (1921–1944).

October 14, 2010

Kathleen Norris
October 14, 2010

A celebrated poet and writer of spiritual nonfiction, Kathleen Norris considers the significance of Biblical themes in the work of contemporary poets, from Richard Wilbur and James

October 16, 2010

October 16, 2010

Kathleen Norris, an acclaimed poet and author of the best-selling classic Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, leads a round-table discussion on poetry and spirituality that inc

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