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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)

2016: An Afternoon with Bernadette Mayer (Full Audio)

Author of more than twenty volumes of poetry and prose Bernadette Mayer reads from Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Collected Early Books of Bernadette Mayer, after introductions by the volume's co-editors Michael Ruby and Sam Truitt
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 15 mins)
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2015: Passwords: Miriam Nichols on Robin Blaser (Full Audio)

Scholar Miriam Nichols discusses the literary legacy of San Francisco Renaissance poet Robin Blaser and plays excerpts from The Astonishment Tapes, Blaser's 1974 autobiographical recordings, transcripts of which she edited. (Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika)
(Full audio, approx 1 hour 20 mins)

2016: Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest and Artist Fay Lansner (Full Audio)

Exhibition curator Erica Lansner and poet and critic Raphael Rubinstein discuss the lives and collaborations between poet and artist at the opening of the exhibition Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full audio, approx. 45 mins)

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