Australian poet John Kinsella examines the work of acclaimed Aboriginal poet and political activist Lionel Fogarty, whose poetry embraces the language and struggles of Aboriginal people. Fogarty is the author of numerous poetry books, including New and Selected Poems: Munaldjali, Mutuerjaraera.
In this unique poetry class, Jane Hirshfield will workshop poems in an intensive afternoon session and share the podium with her students in an evening reading. Please follow application guidelines below.
Cultural critic Eliot Weinberger and poet Bei Dao discuss the ways in which poetry can respond to cultural and political disenfranchisement, and to exile from one’s home. Bei Dao will also read from his poetry.
For the past 28 years, Clayton Eshleman has been investigating Ice-Age paintings and engravings found in caves in southwestern France. He will discuss the connections between cave art and poetic imagining, show slides of cave images, and read from Juniper Fuse, a book of prose and poetry that is the culmination of his explorations.
Clayton Eshleman will discuss translating poetry by Aimé Césaire and César Vallejo as a catalyst for conversation about translation at large. Participants are invited to bring in examples of their own translations to read and discuss or examples by other translators that they value or feel critical about.
Alistair Paterson, editor of Poetry New Zealand, one of New Zealand’s leading poetry magazines, travels to New York to present the magazine to new audiences and to meet poets who have been, or wish to be, included in its pages.
Stanley Kunitz will read from his work and take part in a discussion. The Group for Contemporary Music will present newly commissioned settings of the poet’s work from Milton Babbitt, Charles Wuorinen, Dave Douglas, Eve Beglarian and Paul Scott Goodman.