2011: Jane Hirshfield reads 'Winter' by Czesław Miłosz

Jane Hirshfield, author of Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, reads and discusses "Winter" by Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz.

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In celebration of Poetry Month, we've created a sonnet of programs at Poets House, around New York City and beyond.

Passwords: Saskia Hamilton on John Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell

Poet and editor Saskia Hamilton looks at three post-war American poets, examining their formal innovation and selective use of the confessional, as well as their complex mutual friendships.

Passwords: Lee Ann Brown on Black Mountain Poets

Poet Lee Ann Brown discusses the poetic movement that started at the experimental Black Mountain College in the 1950s and 1960s, including a focus on Charles Olson and Robert Duncan, as well as their collaborators.

Passwords: Martín Espada on Puerto Rican Poetry

Poet Martín Espada addresses the political poetic tradition of Puerto Rico, from Julia de Burgos to three major poets—Clemente Soto Vélez, Juan Antonio Corretjer and Francisco Matos Paoli—who were imprisoned for their “seditious” words and ideas.

Passwords: Carol Muske-Dukes on the Beats

Poet and novelist Carol Muske-Dukes offers insights on the Beat poets, with a discussion of the work of Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.

Passwords: Rosamond King on Caribbean Poets of the 20th Century

Scholar and poet Rosamond King shares her insights into the groundbreaking output of 20th-century Caribbean poets, including the works of Kamau Brathwaite and M. NourbeSe Philip.

Passwords: Vijay Seshadri on W.H. Auden

Poet Vijay Seshadri addresses the life and work of this prolific British-born poet, who spent much of his life in New York creating an unparalleled body of work.

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