AIDS has occasioned an overwhelming response in contemporary American poetry. But exactly how, in the face of illness and despair, does poetry function?
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Readings & Conversations Archive
December 03, 1994, December 10, 1994
December 01, 1994
Roger Conover, editor of Mina Loy's collected poems, and poet and MacArthur Fellow Thom Gunn read and discuss the poems of this early modernist.
November 17, 1994
Suddenly the mass media believe poetry is for everyone: taxi-drivers in movies quote William Carlos Williams and a poem helps sell blue jeans.
November 12, 1994
This seminar is designed to help a general audience navigate through critical developments in poetry since the 1940’s.
November 05, 1994
November 03, 1994
While readings of all kinds are being used to market books, many publishers and retailers have a lingering fear that poetry won't sell. Through what means can the public have access to poetry?
October 29, 1994
October 27, 1994
On-line technologies have already made it possible to transmit entire books to an unlimited number of readers instantly.
October 13, 1994
A celebration of the poet's 70th birthday and entire career with Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux, Cynthia MacDonald, Grace Paley,
October 06, 1994
Derek Mahon, one of Ireland’s most noted contemporary poets, will read and discuss the poems that emerged from Irish poet Louis MacNeice’s (1907-1963) sojourn in America.