Author of Practical Water, among other poetry books, Brenda Hillman discusses poetry and activism, writing about the elements and ecopoetics, and the writing process in re
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The ecological, political and economic uncertainties of our times frighten us, but also present us with a great creative possibility.
May 16, 1991
Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney discusses the life and work of English Poet Keith Douglas (1920 – 1944), noted for his war poetry during World War II.
November 17, 1994
Suddenly the mass media believe poetry is for everyone: taxi-drivers in movies quote William Carlos Williams and a poem helps sell blue jeans.
October 19, 2000
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was revered during his lifetime as America's beloved national bard, and for generations afterwards he was a staple of the hearthside and the schoolroom.
January 12, 2001
Poets Susan Howe and Susan Stewart discuss modernist and postmodernist poetics, with a special emphasis on Wallace Stevens, one of the "inventors" of the art in th
May 01, 2001
Poet Anne Carson discusses the life and work of three women featured in her recent libretto Decreation—the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho; Marguerite Porete, the 13th cen
October 08, 2004
Please join us for an exceptional exhibit of images culled from the Oresman collection.