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May 12, 1995

William Stafford
May 12, 1995

William Stafford (1914-1994) committed himself to a poetic stance of neutrality and susceptibility to the moment.

May 11, 1995

William Stafford and Robert Bly: A Literary Friendship book cover
May 11, 1995

This documentary, produced by Haydn Reiss in 1994, was filmed at each of the poets’ homes in Oregon and Minnesota and uses their friendship to examine the role of poetry in contemporary America—its

April 27, 1995

April 27, 1995

Known for his focus on history, political ironies, and homosexual themes, C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is the most important Greek poet of this century.

April 22, 1995

The Inferno of Dante translated by Robert Pinsky book cover
April 22, 1995

Get an early start to summer in NYC with a short walk through this classic poem about a journey through Hell, in its brilliant translation by Robert Pinsky (Farrar, Straus and Giro

April 21, 1995

April 08, 1995

April 08, 1995

Two New Yorker editors explore the poetry of these legendary writers and discuss it in relation to the poetry of our time and its time.

March 30, 1995

Sterling Plumpp
March 30, 1995

The many books of Chicago poet Sterling Plumpp (born in 1940), including Portable Soul and Horn Man, fuse blues and jazz rhythms with poetic vision to speak of Black lives, here a

March 13, 1995

March 13, 1995

This unedited video of our June 9, 1994 program looks at the relationship between two art fo

March 09, 1995

Basil Bunting
March 09, 1995

A modernist from Northern Britain, Basil Bunting (1900-1985) combined his simple Quaker aesthetics with intense experimentalism.

March 08, 1995

Pablo Neruda
March 08, 1995

Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda has long dazzled the world with his poetry.

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