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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.)

2014: A Sexy New Animal: The DNA of the Prose Poem with Natasha Sajé (Part 1)

In an interactive presentation, poet and essayist Natasha Sajé, author of Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, discusses the makeup of the prose poem, a hybrid form that derives energy from the collision of opposites: realism and fantasy; poem and novel.
(Part 1, approx. 30 mins.)

2014: Robert Kocik’s "Ubiquitous Dividend"

The Commons Choir, co-directed by Robert Kocik and Daria Faïn, with composer(s) Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez, perform an investigative musical called the "Ubiquitous Dividend" —a mix of speech, movement, reparative tones and tunes arguing that generosity and evenly shared material prosperity are intrinsic to who we are, with poets Brenda Iijima, Andrew Levy, and Lee Ann Brown, and performers

2014: Maria Hassabi, Paolo Javier, and Kaneza Schaal in conversation

Working in dance, poetry, and theater respectively, the work of Maria Hassabi, Paolo Javier, and Kaneza Schaal blurs the lines between disciplines in varying ways. In conjunction with the site-based presentation of Maria Hassabi’s dance performance PREMIERE at Bowling Green, they come together in a conversation about the role of and relationship between word, image, and movement across disciplines.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour)

2014: Octavio Paz Centennial Celebration

Hosted and introduced by writer and translator Eliot Weinberger, poets Kristin Prevallet, María Baranda, Idra Novey, Roberto Tejada, Nathalie Handal, Monica de la Torre, and Coral Bracho, read from the work of essayist, diplomat, and Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz (1914-1998), and talk about his influence on them and their own work.
(Full audio, Approx 1 hour)

2014: Mutants & Hybrids: Mixing Genres with Eleni Sikelianos

Poet and memoirist Eleni Sikelianos discusses how she and other writers are reviving the flow of genetic material between forms to reflect our complicated minds and lives.

Part of Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

Full Audio (approx 55 mins)

Eliot Weinberger reads Octavio Paz's "Sunstone"

Eliot Weinberger editor of The Poems of Octavio Paz (New Directions, 2012) reads his English translation of Paz's poem "Sunstone"
(Complete poem, approx. 35 minutes)

2014: Showcase Reading Series: Cathy Linh Che, Mark Wunderlich, Harmony Holiday, and Yusef Komunyakaa (Full Audio)

Poets Cathy Linh Che (Split, Alice James Books), Mark Wunderlich (The Earth Avails, Graywolf Press), Harmony Holiday (Go Find Your Father/A Famous Blues, Ricochet Editions), and Yusef Komunyakaa (Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker, Wesleyan University Press) read as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's

2014: July 30 Showcase Reading Series (Part 2): Lenelle Moïse and Spencer Reece

Poets Lenelle Moïse (Haiti Glass, City Lights), and Spencer Reece (The Road to Emmaus, Farrar, Straus and Giroux) read as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase.

2014: July 30 Showcase Reading Series (Part 1): Jeffrey Harrison and Joan Larkin

Poets Jeffrey Harrison (Into Daylight, Tupelo Press) and Joan Larkin (Blue Hanuman, Hanging Loose Press) read as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase.

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