2001: Anne Carson reads from "Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera" (Full Audio)

Anne Carson reads and discusses Greek poet Sappho’s ‘Fragment 31’ [He seems to me equal to gods that man] from Carson’s Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera.

(Full Audio, approx 1 hour)

2011: Coleman Barks reads from Rumi’s The Masnavi

Coleman Barks reads an excerpt from his translation of Rumi’s long poem The Masnavi.

2011: Coleman Barks reads Rumi

Poet and preeminent translator of the mystic poet Rumi, Coleman Barks reads from his translations of the poet and discusses the power of 13th and 14th century mystical Sufi poetry.

2011: Coleman Barks on Rumi’s “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing"

Coleman Barks reads from and discusses his translation of Rumi’s poem “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, // there is a field. I'll meet you there” and discusses the power of 13th and 14th century mystical Sufi poetry.

2011: Jane Hirshfield on The Craft of Poetry - Transitions

As part of her Craft Talk on Transitions, Jane Hirshfield, author of Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetr, offers tips on "keeping the poem alive."

2011: Jane Hirshfield Reads 'Tracks' by Tomas Transtromer

Jane Hirshfield, author of Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, reads and discusses "Tracks" by Nobel Laureate Tomas Transtromer.

2011: Jane Hirshfield reads 'French Horn' and 'The Supple Deer'

As part of her Craft Talk on Transitions, Jane Hirshfield, author of Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, discusses the arc of a book of poems, and reads 'French Horn' and 'The Supple Deer' from her collection Come, Thief.

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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