Poet, essayist and editor Peter Davidson gives his thoughts on The Poetry Audience of the Future.
Cornelius Eady introduces the panel and begins the discussion of The Poetry Audience of the Future.
Poet Ann Lauterbach reads and discusses an excerpt from John Ashbery's poem “Coma Berenices”.
J.D. McClatchy gives a brief overview of the life and work of Longfellow.
Poet, editor and critic J.D. McClatchy reads “The Fire of Driftwood” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Timothy Donnelly reads four poems as part of Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Brett Fletcher Lauer and Aimee Kelley, editors).
Aimee Kelley introduces and reads an anthology-derived cento as part of Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Brett Fletcher Lauer and Aimee Kelley, editors).
Anne Carson reads and discusses Greek poet Sappho’s ‘Fragment 31’ [He seems to me equal to gods that man] from Carson’s Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera.
(Full Audio, approx 1 hour)
Coleman Barks reads an excerpt from his translation of Rumi’s long poem The Masnavi.
Poet and preeminent translator of the mystic poet Rumi, Coleman Barks reads from his translations of the poet and discusses the power of 13th and 14th century mystical Sufi poetry.
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