Acknowledged as one of the greatest of French poets, René Char (1907-1988) began as a Surrealist but later embraced existential and metaphysical themes.
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September 28, 1995
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
May 25, 1995
May 12, 1995
William Stafford (1914-1994) committed himself to a poetic stance of neutrality and susceptibility to the moment.
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
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
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
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
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