Poets House

2014: Poetry & Memoir with Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso and Meghan O’Rourke (Full Audio)

Acclaimed cross-genre writers Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso, and Meghan O’Rourke address questions of how poetry and memoir tell different kinds of truths and more.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 45 mins)

2014: Eliza Griswold on the Landay

Eliza Griswold, author of the poetry and photography compilation I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan discusses the form, content and importance of this traditional women's folk poetry.
(Full Audio, approx 20 mins )

2014: Dispatches: Poetry and Reportage with Eliza Griswold (Full Audio)

Journalist, poet, and New York Times bestselling author Eliza Griswold, speaks on the intersections and overlap of her reportage and poetry, exemplified by her most recent book, the poetry and photography compilation I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan.
(Full Audio, approx 1 hour 15 mins )

2014: Teacups Filled with Snow - Writing Poetry for Children & Young Adults with Matthea Harvey and Marilyn Nelson

Matthea Harvey and Marilyn Nelson, leading poets and writers for children and young adults respectively, discuss how their poetic practices include and are influenced by their writing for young people.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hr 10 mins)

2014: A Reading by Iowa International Writing Program Resident Poets

Andra Rotaru (Romania), Chen Li (Taiwan), Ali Cobby Eckermann (Aboriginal from Australia), Yeow Kai Chai (Singapore), and Omar Pérez (Cuba), five poets currently in residence at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, share their work and discuss their experiences as writers. Introduced by International Writing Program Residency Coordinator Kathleen Maris.
(Full Audio, Approx 1 hour)

2014: The Proper Stuff of Fiction: The Poet's Novel with Laynie Browne

Poet and novelist Laynie Browne examines the erratic, hybrid and often elusive form of the poet’s novel, a text which uniquely traverses boundaries between genres.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)

2013: Toothpaste & Coffee House: Change and Continuity (Full Audio)

Informed by his 40-year career in publishing, Allan Kornblum, legendary founder and publisher of both Coffee House Press and Toothpaste Press, examines the history of poetry publishing, explores the ways in which book-making shapes culture, and imagines the future of literary publishing and independent presses.
(Full Audio, Approx 1 hour)

2014: Valeria Luiselli reads "Selected Poems"

Novelist and essayist Valeria Luiselli reads Selected Poems a meditation on the city, the influence of the human landscape and poetry on her work, and her month-long residency in the Poets House archives. Introduced by Jay Peterson of Coffee House Press
(Approx. 30 mins.)

2014: To Be Fair: Stephen Burt on Poetry & Criticism (Full Audio)

“One of the most influential poetry critics of his generation” (New York Times), Harvard professor Stephen Burt discusses the paradoxical, conflicting role of the poet-critic.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour 15 mins.)

2014: A Sexy New Animal: The DNA of the Prose Poem with Natasha Sajé (Part 2)

In an interactive presentation, poet and essayist Natasha Sajé, author of Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, engages the audience in a discussion of the prose poem.
(Part 2, approx. 30 mins.)


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