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2018: The Little Magazine exhibition opening talk with curator Sophie Seita

This exhibition celebrates the contributions small-press magazines have made to the development of poets, as well as to national and international literary, cultural, and political movements.

2018: A Shadowy Exultation with Edward Hirsch

MacArthur Award-winning poet and critic Edward Hirsch considers how five 19th- and 20th-century poets treat luminous moments and visionary experiences.

2018: Negative Space: Luljeta Lleshanaku with Eliot Weinberger and Ani Gjika

In Luljeta Lleshanaku's new collection of poems, Negative Space, childhood memories of the dictatorship in Albania disperse into a calm that shrouds everyday life with num

2018: Lullabies and Laments: Experiments in Music and Poetry

Lullabies and Laments is an experiment in translation, informed by Indic reading, interpretive and performative practices.

2018: The Sonnet - A Craft Talk with Shane McCrae

Sonnets have been written in English for about 500 years, and though their popularity has risen and fallen during that time, almost from the beginning poets have utilized sonnets for everything fro

2018: Foliage & Pattern with Carl Phillips

Los Angeles Times Book Award-winner Carl Phillips discusses how pattern makes for meaning and muscularity in five poems.

2018: Pablo Neruda: The Poetry of Resistance

Revered around the world for his universal verse, Pablo Neruda also left a legacy as being one of the most iconic and important resistance poets of his century.

2018: Poland's Ryszard Krynicki with Clare Cavanagh, Edward Hirsch and Alissa Valles

Born in a Nazi labor camp in Austria in 1943, Ryszard Krynicki went on to become one of post-war Poland’s most significant poets, as well as an acclaimed editor, publisher, and tra

2018: Between "Soft" and "Hard" Clocks: A Meditation on Temporality with Erica Hunt

Poet, essayist, and teacher Erica Hunt considers five poems and how they frame time: tense, tempo, slippage, archive, and prophecy.

2018: Passwords: Danez Smith on Audre Lorde

Finalist for the National Book Award and Lambda Award-winner Danez Smith discusses the life and work of legendary poet and activist Audre Lorde (1934–1992), whose radical poetics b