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April 04, 1996

Marina Tsvetayeva
April 04, 1996

The great 20th-century Russian poet Marina Tsvetayeva came to literary maturity during the Russian Revolution, and her poetry was praised by Pasternak, Mandelstam, and Rilke.

March 23, 1996

March 22, 1996

Ancient bust of Seneca
March 22, 1996

T.S. Eliot said the Elizabethan stage was perfumed by the work of Seneca. However, these Roman verse plays are virtually unknown today.

March 16, 1996

Songs of the Kisaeng book cover
March 16, 1996

Constantine Contogenis, co-editor of Brief Songs of the Kisang, poems written by Korean courtesans, will read and discuss the rare blend of emotional freedom, ironic persp

March 09, 1996

February 28, 1996

Charles Baudelaire
February 28, 1996

What if Baudelaire had read the quintessential American poet Walt Whitman instead of Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote in a European tradition?

February 22, 1996

Simplicity by Ruth Stone book cover
February 22, 1996

A celebration of the poet’s 80th birthday and her entire career.

February 17, 1996

The Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing cover
Workshop
February 17, 1996

Poet, translator, and essayist Sam Hamill edited The Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing (Shambala Publications, 1995).

February 10, 1996

Eleanor Ross Taylor
Workshop
February 10, 1996

Eleanor Ross Taylor’s strong, clear voice speaks of family and community—and an underlying disquiet. Her poems draw on Scotch Presbyterian roots that were transplanted to the Puritan South.

February 03, 1996

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