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2015: A Broad Margin to My Life: Maxine Hong Kingston (Full Audio)

Recipient of the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, Maxine Hong Kingston reads from her work and discusses fact vs fiction, and how her writing travels beyond t

2015: Seeking the Glyph and The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative

Poet, artist, and The Fugs co-founder Edward Sanders discusses his glyphic works and personal archive, dating from the 1960's, which includes hand-drawn glyphs, ephemera, magazine

Nguyen Phan Que Mai and Bruce Weigl read "The Secret of Hoa Sen"

Nguyen Phan Que Mai discusses the family-related source of the title poem of her latest collection The Secret of Hoa Sen.

2015: Nguyen Phan Que Mai with Bruce Weigl

Award-winning Vietnamese poet, journalist and translator Nguyen Phan Que Mai, reads from and discusses her latest book, The Secret of Hoa Sen with its co-translator Pulitz

Nguyen Phan Que Mai and Bruce Weigl read "The Poem I Can't Yet Name"

Nguyen Phan Que Mai discusses Vietnam's history and her family's connection to the Great Hunger of 1945, background to her "The Poem I Can't Yet Name." Co-translator Bruce

2015: Creating the Future: Art and Climate Change with Alison Hawthorne Deming (Full Audio)

Poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming discusses writing in the era of climate change – how we must join the sensual texture and discernment of poetry with the critical content

2014: Poetry & Memoir with Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso and Meghan O’Rourke (Full Audio)

Acclaimed cross-genre writers Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso, and Meghan O’Rourke address questions of how poetry and memoir tell different kinds of tr

2014: Dispatches: Poetry and Reportage with Eliza Griswold (Full Audio)

Journalist, poet, and New York Times bestselling author Eliza Griswold, speaks on the intersections and overlap of her reportage and poetry, exemplified by her most recent

2014: Eliza Griswold on the Landay

Eliza Griswold, author of the poetry and photography compilation I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan discusses the form, content and import

2014: Teacups Filled with Snow - Writing Poetry for Children & Young Adults with Matthea Harvey and Marilyn Nelson (Full Audio)

Matthea Harvey and Marilyn Nelson, leading poets and writers for children and young adults respectively, discuss how their poetic practices include and are influen