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2014: Inside Form, Outside Elements: Brenda Hillman on Craft (Full Audio)

Brenda Hillman discusses ecopoetics, spiritual discovery and activism in her latest volume, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, the concluding volume in her tetralogy on

2014: Passwords: Tom Sleigh on Seamus Heaney (Full Audio)

Poet Tom Sleigh presents a discussion of the use of description in Seamus Heaney’s masterful poems, exploring and celebrating his humane marveling at the life of the senses and the

2014: On the Edge with Edwin Torres (Full Audio)

Poet, performer, educator, and self-proclaimed “lingualisualist” rooted in the languages of sight and sound, Edwin Torres leads an exploration of the tools poets use to extend past

2014: Song of the Reed: The Poetry of Rumi (Full Audio)

Thirteenth-century Persian poet Rumi is now the most popular poet in the United States.

2014: Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: Ghassan Zaqtan & Fady Joudah with Mark Doty (Full Audio)

Award-winning poet Mark Doty introduces Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, who reads from and discusses his visceral, narrative poetics with fellow poet and translat

2014: Passwords: Elizabeth Alexander on Lucille Clifton (Full Audio)

Elizabeth Alexander discusses the work of beloved author Lucille Clifton (1936-2010), whose luminous poems and dynamic life impacted our poetry and our culture.

2014: Elizabeth Alexander reads "The Message of Thelma Sayles" by Lucille Clifton

Poet and scholar Elizabeth Alexander reads Lucille Clifton's poem "The Message of Thelma Sayles" as part of her talk

Eliot Weinberger reads Octavio Paz's "Sunstone"

Eliot Weinberger editor of The Poems of Octavio Paz (New Directions, 2012) reads his English translation of Paz's poem "Sunstone"

Stanley Kunitz reads "Route Six"

Poets House co-founder Stanley Kunitz discusses and reads his poem "Route Six"

2013: Kwame Dawes on Contemporary African Poetry (Full Audio)

In this Passwords program, Poet Kwame Dawes introduces a new generation of African poets whose work reflects the complex cosmopolitanism of contemporary African societies and cultu