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2012: Poetry Slam? Or Slam Poetry? with Mahogany L. Browne, Taylor Mali, James Merenda & Jeanann Verlee (Full Audio)

Mahogany Browne, Taylor Mali, James Merenda and Jeanann Verlee, representatives from three of New York City’s most prominent poetry slam series, discuss and demonstrate the poetry slam and what makes a poem not just “come alive” in performance but score well with judges.

(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr. 15mins)

2012: Aaron Shurin on the Craft of Poetry (Full Audio)

San Francisco poet Aaron Shurin considers the question “What is prosody?” in light of the current movement away from meter and traditional forms, exploring some of the ways in which poetic craft continues to make meaning in contemporary poetry.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr)

2012: Marjorie Perloff on John Cage (Full Audio)

Renowned scholar and critic Marjorie Perloff discusses American composer and music theorist John Cage (1912-1992), exploring his poetic texts, and looking at his role as a central precursor of Conceptualist poetics.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour)

2013: Panel on Native Narratology with Santee Frazier, Allison Hedge Coke & Roberta Hill (Full Audio)

Presentations and a discussion on Native American Narratology with poets Santee Frazier, Allison Hedge Coke & Roberta Hill, part of Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century, March 21 through March 24, 2013
(Full Audio, approx. 2 hrs)

2012: Showcase Reading with Naomi Replansky and Lynne Sharon Schwartz (Full Audio)

Lynne Sharon Schwartz reads from See You in the Dark and Naomi Replansky reads from her Collected Poems and as part of Poets House’s 2012 Showcase.

2012: Stanzas in Meditation: A Gertrude Stein Celebration - Reading (Full Audio)

A reading of Gertrude Stein’s poetic work with scholars Logan Esdale, Susannah Hollister, Liesl Olson and Emily Setina, Stein archives curator Nancy Kuhl, and poets Paolo Javier, Rachel Levitsky, Ariana Reines, Joan Retallack, Christopher Schmidt, Laura Sims and Stacy Szymaszek.
(Full audio, approx. 2 hrs)

2012: Stanzas in Meditation: A Gertrude Stein Celebration - Panel Discussion (Full Audio)

Four emerging textual scholars -- Logan Esdale, Susannah Hollister, Liesl Olson and Emily Setina -- share their recent work in the Gertrude Stein archives at Yale University, moderated by the collection’s curator Nancy Kuhl.
(Full Audio - approx. 2 hrs)

1991: Passwords: Seamus Heaney on Keith Douglas (Full Audio)

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney discusses the life and work of Keith Douglas (1920 – 1944) English Poet noted for his war poetry during World War II.

(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 7 mins)

2012: Russian Masters: The Life and Work of Osip Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetaeva (Full Audio)

Poet Jean Valentine, co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, and poet and editor Christian Wiman, translator of Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam, discuss the lives of these two pillars of 20th-century Russian poetry and read their work.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 15 mins)

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