Esteemed poet and translator Pierre Joris discusses Paul Celan (1920-1970), the German-speaking Jewish poet whose writings transformed post-World War II poetry.
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March 18, 2011
March 24, 2011
Renowned poets provide insight into the poetry of Polish master Zbigniew Herbert (1924–1998) and discuss his witty, probing essays on travel, classical literature and visual art.
March 26, 2011
March 31, 2011
National Book Award–winning poet Jean Valentine shares the stage with former student and acclaimed poet Brian Teare for a reading and conversation about the proces
April 02, 2011
Prominent poets and scholars investigate—and redefine—optimism as a creative alternative to long-held themes of melancholy, shame and the death drive in writing and interpreting poetry, particularl
April 07, 2011
A preeminent British poet and translator who has long resided in the United States, Christopher Middleton reads poems and talks about his life with the award-winning poet and art c
April 14, 2011
Poet and journalist Karen Swenson explores the poetry of Robert Browning (1812–1889), attending to the ways in which his dramatic
April 16, 2011
This afternoon features a group presentation by contributors to The Grand Piano, a ten-book experiment in autobiography by ten writers affiliated with Language Poetry in San Francisco.
April 29, 2011
Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal, one of the great poets of Latin America and "a major epic-historical poet" (Allen Ginsberg) shares his poems and talks about his life with his Eng
In celebration of the release of Looking Up Harryette Mullen: Interviews onSleeping with the Dictionary and other works, Harryette Mullen speaks about her playfu