Passwords: C.K. Williams on Robert Frost

C.K. Williams speaks about the life and poetry of the venerated American poet Robert Frost, the rural patrician of New England literary life.

Stanzas in Meditation: A Gertrude Stein Celebration - Panel

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.

A reading of Stein’s poetic work follows.

Seeing About: Sébastien Smirou with Andrew Zawacki and Pierre Joris

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.

Dutch Poets Today - Panel

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.

Part of the The New York To Pittsburgh And Back Dutch Poetry Tour

Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: Ghassan Zaqtan with Fady Joudah

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.

Passwords: Cole Swensen on 19th Century French Poetry

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.

Passwords: Eamon Grennan on W.B. Yeats

Eamon Grennan gives an overview and offers close readings of several poems by the great Irish modernist.

Annual Chapbook Festival

This celebration of the chapbook presents readings, panel discussions, workshops and a book fair.

For information about events at the Annual Chapbook Festival, please visit
www.chapbookfestival.org.

Passwords: Mark Doty on Walt Whitman

National Book Award winning poet Mark Doty leads a close reading of Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself,” as well as other works from Leaves of Grass.

The Life and Work of Hans Faverey with Renee Gladman, Francis R. Jones, Eliot Weinberger and Jeffrey Yang

This evening celebrates the life and work of Surinam-born Dutch poet Hans Faverey, described by J.M. Coetzee as “the purest poetic intelligence of his generation.”

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