Carol Muske-Dukes is the former Poet Laureate of California and a professor at the University of Southern California. Her most recent books of poetry are Twin Cities and Sparrow, a National Book Award finalist.
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.