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2012: Passwords: C.K. Williams on Robert Frost (Full Audio)

National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet C.K. Williams speaks about the life and poetry of the venerated American poet Robert Frost, the rural patrician of New England literary life. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Stephen Motika
(Full audio, Approx 1 hour)

2015: First Nations Australia Writers’ Network Reading (Full Audio)

First Nations Australia Writers’ Network Founder and Executive Director Cathy Craigie, brings writers, poets and storytellers Dr. Jeanine Leane, Dub Leffler, Melissa Lucashenko, Bruce Pascoe, and Ellen Van Neervan to Poets House as part of an international tour.
(Full Audio, Approx 1 hr 15 mins)

2012: Passwords - Rosamond King on Caribbean Poets of the 20th Century (Full Audio)

Scholar and poet Rosamond King shares her insights into the groundbreaking output of 20th-century Caribbean poets, including the works of Kamau Brathwaite and M. NourbeSe Philip in this interactive seminar.
(Full audio, approx. 1 hr, 15 mins.)

2015: Summer Poetry Workshop for High School Students (Full Audio)

A reading by participants in the July 2015 week-long workshop for writers in high school, hosted by workshop leader Dave Johnson. Introduction by Poets House Children's Room Director Mike Romanos
(Full Audio, approx 40 mins)

2011: Paula Varsano on Ancient Chinese Poetry (Full Audio)

East Asian Literature Scholar and translator Paula Varsano discusses the different formal innovations and themes in Classical Chinese Poetry, with special discussion of the work of the great poets of the Tang and Sung Dynasties Li Po, Tu Fu and Wang Wei, as part of a series of programs celebrating Poets House's 25th Anniversary tracing the history of poetry from Gilgamesh to The Beats

2015: Showcase Reading Series: Nickole Brown, Betsy Fagin, Emily Hunt, and Jessica Jacobs (Full Audio)

Readings by Nickole Brown (Fanny Says, BOA Editions), Betsy Fagin (All Is Not Yet Lost, Belladonna*), Emily Hunt (Dark Green, The Song Cave), and Jessica Jacobs (Pelvis with Distance, White Pine Press)celebrate the 2015 Poets House Publication Showcase
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hr.)

2015: Showcase Reading Series: Ellen Hagan, Parneshia Jones, Anne Marie Macari, and Jean Valentine (Full Audio)

Readings by Ellen Hagan (Hemisphere, Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly), Parneshia Jones (Vessel, Milkweed Editions), Anne Marie Macari (Red Deer, Persea Books), and Jean Valentine (Shirt in Heaven, Copper Canyon Press) celebrate the 2015 Poets House Publication Showcase
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hr.)

2015: Alternate Worlds? Poetry & Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke (Full Audio)

Laura Kasischke, author of both poetry and popular novels and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry for Space, in Chains discusses how writing poetry and prose are opposite ways of approaching material, language, and life, drawing on her own work as well as that of other multigenre writers.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)

2015: Showcase Reading Series: Timothy Liu, Sara Jane Stoner, Yolanda Wisher, and Magdalena Zurawski (Full Audio)

Readings by Timothy Liu (Don’t Go Back to Sleep, Saturnalia Books), Sara Jane Stoner (Experience in the Medium of Destruction, Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs), Yolanda Wisher (Monk Eats An Afro, Hanging Loose Press), and Magdalena Zurawski (Companion Animal, Litmus Press) celebrate the 2015 Poets House Publication Showcase
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hr.)

2015: Allen Ginsberg Birthday Party (Full Audio)

Readings and performances by Lee Ann Brown, Eliot Katz, Amy Lawless, Dawn Lundy Martin, Ryan Doyle May, Sharon Mesmer, Eileen Myles, Uche Nduka, Bob Rosenthal, Michael Schumacher, and Steven Taylor celebrate the publication of The Essential Ginsberg (Harper Perennial, 2015). Introduced by Bob Rosenthal
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr, 15mins)

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