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September 23, 2014

Eleni Sikelianos
September 23, 2014

Our earliest writers combined forms naturally: Herodotus wrote stories about what he saw or heard and called it history; Sappho wrote songs we call poetry.

September 27, 2014

A Child's Garden of Verses book cover
September 27, 2014

A panel discussion and conversation about poems written by children – and poems written for children – with children’s literature scholar Jennifer Brown, educator and founder of T

October 07, 2014

Octavio Paz
October 07, 2014

Poet, essayist, diplomat, and Nobelist Octavio Paz (1914-1998) believed that “to acknowledge the variety of visions and sensibilities is to preserve the richness of life” and ushered in a new era

October 15, 2014

Natasha Sajé
October 15, 2014

The prose poem derives energy from the collision of opposites: realism and fantasy; poem and novel.

October 21, 2014

Valeria Luiselli by Dan Callister
October 21, 2014

The author of Faces in the Crowd and Sidewalks, novelist and essayist Valeria Luiselli uses the city to exercise a roving intelligence, seeking out the questions

October 23, 2014

John Berryman
October 23, 2014

In this interactive program, Britain-based poetry critic Daniel Swift, editor of The Heart is Strange: New Selected Poems as well as forthcoming centennial editions of Ber

November 06, 2014

Stephen Burt
November 06, 2014

“One of the most influential poetry critics of his generation,” according to The New York Times, Harvard professor Stephen Burt has published three collections of poetry

November 08, 2014

Book Cover, The Leopard by Tomasi di Lampedusa
November 08, 2014

Discussion 3:00pm
Reading 4:30pm

November 15, 2014

Bill Berkson
November 15, 2014

New York artists and poets from the 1950s onward developed a new type of synergy – spontaneous, casual, and involving popular forms such as comics and advertising layouts.

November 20, 2014

Laynie Browne
November 20, 2014

Is there such a thing as a poet’s novel, a text which uniquely traverses boundaries between genres? Why do poets turn to novels?

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