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2016: Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman read and translate Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman read Rowan Ricardo Phillips's poem "Embrace the Night and Get Thee Gone" in English and Catalan as part of (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other
(Approx 6 1/2 minutes)

2016: Idra Novey and Flavia Rocha translate each others poems

Idra Novey reads a poem from her chapbook Clarice: The Visitor and Flavia Rocha reads her translation into Portuguese; Rocha reads her poem Hilda Hilst in Portuguese followed by Novey's English translation as part of (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other
(Approx 4 minutes)

2016: (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other (Full Audio)

Flávia Rocha and Idra Novey (Portuguese and English) and Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman (Catalan and English) read each others work in their original languages and in translation, and discuss their creative process and the responsibilities of collaboration and translation. Introduced by Karen Phillips, Executive Director of Words Without Borders
(Full audio, approx 1 hour 15 minutes)

2016: A Poetry Reading and Celebration of Melissa Green with J. Mae Barizo & Marie Howe (Full Audio)

Poets J Mae Barizo and Marie Howe read poems to celebrate the publication of Melissa Green's new book, Magpiety: New & Selected Poems (Arrowsmith Press, 2016). Introduced by novelist, translator, editor, educator, and Arrowsmith Press founder Askold Melnyczuk
(Full audio, approx 40 minutes)

2016: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs performs "If the Woman is a Drum..."

2016 Whiting Award winner LaTasha N Nevada Diggs performs "If the Woman is a Drum..." by Jayne Cortez as part of Firespitter: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez
(Approx 4 minutes)

2016: Celebrating Jayne Cortez - Firespitter: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez (Full audio)

LaTasha N Nevada Diggs, Karma Mayet Johnson, Bob Holman, Robert Hershon, Evie Shockley, Paolo Javier, Erica Hunt and Marty Erlich, Tamar-Kali, Magdalena Gomez, Rosamond King and Melvin Edwards honor the legacy of poet, performer and activist Jayne Cortez (1934-2012) and discuss her influence on their work. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika

2016: This Grubbing Art - The Poetry of Hayden Carruth

A discussion of the life and work of National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winning poet Hayden Carruth (1921-2008) with Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Marilyn Hacker, Douglas Unger, and Joe-Anne McLaughlin, moderated by Shaun Griffin, editor of From Sorrow's Well: The Poetry of Hayden Carruth.
(Full Audio, Apprx. 1 hour 30 mins)

2016: Robin Coste Lewis reads "Boarding The Voyage"

Robin Coste Lewis reads her lyrical craft essay "Boarding The Voyage" on the background to and creation of the title poem of her National Book Award winning collection The Voyage of the Sable Venus, as part of her talk Art & Craft with Robin Coste Lewis. Introduction by Poets House's Director of Library and Outreach Services Reginald Harris
(Approx. 50 mins)

2016: Q & A with Robin Coste Lewis

2015 National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis answers questions on writing, editing, and her process of creating her collection The Voyage of the Sable Venus and other poems as part of her talk Art & Craft with Robin Coste Lewis
(Approx. 30 mins)

2016: Robin Coste Lewis reads three poems from 'The Voyage of the Sable Venus'

Robin Coste Lewis reads and discusses the poems "Glinda the Good," Félicité," and "Plantation" from her 2015 National Book Award winning collection The Voyage of the Sable Venus and other poems as part of her talk Art & Craft with Robin Coste Lewis
(Approx. 10 mins)

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