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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)

2015: Autobiography of a Book with Lynn Emanuel

Focusing on the structure of Langston Hughes' Selected Poems, and other works by other poets and novelists with whom she has had a lifelong obsession, Lynn Emanuel looks at the architecture of a book of poems, assessing its potential as a poetic form.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)

2015: Iowa International Writing Program Reading

Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, introduces visiting poets Johanna Aitchison (New Zealand), Anas Atakora (Togo), Matthew Cheng (Hong Kong), Yao Feng (Macau), and Marie Silkeberg (Sweden), for an evening of readings and conversation exploring the various cultural spaces that poetry occupies, internationally and domestically.
(Full Audio Approx 1 hr 15 minutes)

2015: Library Symposium at Poets House - Susan Howe in conversation with Nancy Kuhl

Bollingen Prize-winning poet and author of My Emily Dickinson Susan Howe, discusses the many libraries and archives that have gone into her artistic practice with Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library curator and poet Nancy Kuhl. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx. 55 mins)

2015: An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji

Syrian playwright, poet and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji reads in both Arabic and English from her first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home (2014), and discusses her art-making as a means of exploring broadly the way people relate to the unknown and endure crisis. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour 5 mins)

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