Editor and critic Herbert Leibowitz, author of “Something Urgent I Have to Say to You”: The Life and Work of William Carlos Williams, discusses the great doctor’s oeuvre, from Spring and All to Paterson.
2012 Guggenheim Fellow Joan Richardson, author of a two-volume biography of the poet Wallace Stevens and co-editor, with Frank Kermode, of Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose (Library of America, 1997), will speak about Stevens and his work.
Susan Stewart, previously scheduled, is unfortunately unable to attend.
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.
French poet Sébastien Smirou is joined by fellow poets and translators Pierre Joris and Andrew Zawacki for a reading from — and discussion of — My Lorenzo, a meditation on the 15th-century Italian statesman, art patron and poet Lorenzo de Medici.
A discussion by a diverse group of younger Dutch poets representing a cross-section of new poetic practices and dynamic literary theory, with Pieter Boskma, Hélène Gelèns, Erik Jan Harmens, Lucas Hirsch, John Schoorl and Joost Zwagerman, moderated by Wayne Miller.
Please note that due to a delay in receiving a visa to travel to the United States, Ghassan Zaqtan will not be able to join us at this event. Fady Joudah will read from, and discuss, his translations of Zaqtan's poems, and a video of Zaqtan will be presented.
The author of many collections in Arabic, Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan reads from and discusses his visceral, narrative poetics with fellow poet and translator Fady Joudah.
Poet and translator Cole Swensen discusses the Symbolist poets in late 19th century France, with close readings of poems by Stéphane Mallarmé and Charles Baudelaire alongside other poets of the time, including Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.