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2016: Blood of the Sun: A Bilingual Reading with Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin (Full Audio)

Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão, winner of the 2011 Brazilian Academy of Letters Best Book of Poetry award, reads from Blood of the Sun and Tiger Fur with his translator, SUNY Plattsburgh Professor of English Alexis Levitin.
(Full audio, approx 1 hr 15 mins)

2016: Hurt So Good: Building the Body of the Beloved & Other Emotional Imageries with Natalie Diaz (Full audio)

Award-winning author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec Natalie Diaz discusses writer's 'triggering obsessions,' writing about the body, and the relationship between breaking, creating, and love in the inspiration, creation, and revision of poetry. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full audio, approx 1 hour)

2016: Leabhar na hAathghabhála/Poems of Repossession: A Reading of Modern Irish Poetry (Full Audio)

Editor and translator Louis de Paor, Julie Agoos, Melanie Best, Theo Dorgan, Susan McKeown, Leanne O'Sullivan, and Kevin Young celebrate the publication of Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems of Repossession, the first comprehensive critical anthology of modern poetry in Irish Gaelic with English translations with readings in readings in Gaelic and English.

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)

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