What if Baudelaire had read the quintessential American poet Walt Whitman instead of Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote in a European tradition?
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February 28, 1996
February 22, 1996
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’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
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
October 25, 1995
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
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