Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, author of Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, discusses the bard’s poems, with a special focus on the late sonnets.
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February 04, 2012
February 11, 2012
Poet Molly Peacock explores the metaphysical tradition of the 17th century with a lively and personal examination of how English mystics John Donne and George Herbert blended the s
February 18, 2012
Poet and scholar Linda Gregerson discusses the role of temporality in the work of Elizabethan poet Edmund Spenser, author of The Faerie Queen, and 17th century poet John M
February 26, 2012
The unique collage-work, witty wordplay and educational rhymes of this award-winning children’s book author have inspired and entertained countless children.
March 02, 2012
This bilingual reading and discussion features leading Chinese poet Bei Dao, his English-language translator Eliot Weinberger and American poets Forrest Ga
March 10, 2012
Distinguished scholar Haruo Shirane, author of Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho, discusses the poetry of Matsuo Basho, the master of t
March 15, 2012
Poet K. Silem Mohammad discusses Coleridge and Wordsworth’s collaboration, Lyrical Ballads, in the context of each poet’s development.
March 16, 2012
Stanley Plumly, author of Posthumous Keats, is joined by poets Michael Harper, Judith Harris and Anne Wright for a discu
March 17, 2012
Poet and nonprofit arts leader Gigi Bradford looks at the life and work of women poets of the New World.
March 20, 2012
Poet Quincy Troupe talks about poetic forms and approaches to craft as exemplified by American poetry along with a discussion of his own poetic innovations.