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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)

2006: Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole: A Reading and Conversation (Full Audio)

Palestinian Taha Muhammad Ali's poetry is driven by a storyteller's vivid imagination, disarming humor, and unflinching honesty. This evening illuminates his life and work through readings by him and award-winning translator Peter Cole.
(Full Audio, approx. 50 mins)

2012: John Ashbery (Full Audio)

Legendary American poet John Ashbery reads from Planisphere and as part of the 2012 Poets House Showcase.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour)

1994: "The Poetry Audience of the Future" Panel Discussion

Poets Peter Davidson, Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Hacker and Katha Pollitt consider whether we are seeing the beginning of a fuller integration of poetry into American life.

2005: Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets -- Joshua Beckman

Joshua Beckman reads 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).

2005: Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets -- Matthew Zapruder

Matthew Zapruder reads poems by Meredith Walters, Robert Creeley as well as his own work 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).

2001: Susan Howe and Susan Stewart on Wallace Stevens (Full Audio)

Poets Susan Howe and Susan Stewart discuss modernist and postmodernist poetics, with a special emphasis on Wallace Stevens, one of the "inventors" of the art in the 20th century.

(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour)

2005: Ann Lauterbach on John Ashbery (Full Audio)

Poet Ann Lauterbach discusses the work of John Ashbery, a hugely influential poet who has published over twenty books of poetry. His volumes include Some Trees, chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poet Series, and Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award.

Full Audio (53 mins, 53 sec)

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