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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

December 14, 1995

Patrick Kavanagh
December 14, 1995

Eamon Grennan, one of the most acclaimed Irish poets of our day, will read and discuss the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967)—whose poetry covers extraordinary ground, from his

November 06, 1995

Stanley Kunitz
November 06, 1995
Co-founder of Poets House and Presidential Medal of Arts-winner Stanley Kunitz will celebrate his 90th birthday by reading his poetry, including work from his new book,

October 25, 1995

October 25, 1995
Poets Lorna Goodison, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Marlene Nourbese Philip will read from their work as part of a series celebrating the 40th

September 28, 1995

René Char
September 28, 1995

Acknowledged as one of the greatest of French poets, René Char (1907-1988) began as a Surrealist but later embraced existential and metaphysical themes.

June 05, 1995

Philip Levine
Reading, Conversation
June 05, 1995

In our first program of a three-year collaborative with selected New York Public Library (NYPL) branch libraries, Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine reads and discusses his work a

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