A Tribute to Hayden Carruth in Honor of his 80th Birthday at Cooper Union

With Adrienne Rich, Galway Kinnell, Grace Paley, Jean Valentine, Sam Hamill, David Budbill, Marilyn Hacker, Ellen Bryant Voigt and Hayden Carruth.

This event was made possible by the Lannan Foundation

Poetry in The Branches Reading: Secret Identities and Undercover Metaphors

Hunting down hidden meanings and discovering unexpected resonances are experiences which unite readers and writers of poetry and mystery fiction. What is the process of uncovering and sharing mystery? What is the art of revealing the unseen? How is suspense used as a literary tool in genre fiction and in poetry?

Passwords: Bob Perelman on Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound is famous for his role in defining a modernist aesthetic, from the creation of the Imagist movement in 1912 to his epic poem The Cantos. He is also infamous for Fascist radio broadcasts he conducted from Italy during World War II. Can a contemporary audience find a fresh reading of this contradictory master?

Passwords: Wanda Coleman on Phillis Wheatley

Born in Africa, Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784) was kidnapped, brought to America, and sold to a prominent Boston family. Wheatley became the first African-American woman to publish a book of poems, and one of the best-known poets in the country.


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