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April 08, 1995

April 08, 1995

Two New Yorker editors explore the poetry of these legendary writers and discuss it in relation to the poetry of our time and its time.

April 21, 1995

April 22, 1995

The Inferno of Dante translated by Robert Pinsky book cover
April 22, 1995

Get an early start to summer in NYC with a short walk through this classic poem about a journey through Hell, in its brilliant translation by Robert Pinsky (Farrar, Straus and Giro

April 27, 1995

April 27, 1995

Known for his focus on history, political ironies, and homosexual themes, C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is the most important Greek poet of this century.

May 11, 1995

William Stafford and Robert Bly: A Literary Friendship book cover
May 11, 1995

This documentary, produced by Haydn Reiss in 1994, was filmed at each of the poets’ homes in Oregon and Minnesota and uses their friendship to examine the role of poetry in contemporary America—its

May 12, 1995

William Stafford
May 12, 1995

William Stafford (1914-1994) committed himself to a poetic stance of neutrality and susceptibility to the moment.

May 25, 1995

May 25, 1995

Poetry in ten different languages—including French, Tagalog, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Old English, Xhosa, and Serbo-Croatian.

June 05, 1995

Philip Levine
Reading, Conversation
June 05, 1995

In our first program of a three-year collaborative with selected New York Public Library (NYPL) branch libraries, Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine reads and discusses his work a

September 28, 1995

René Char
September 28, 1995

Acknowledged as one of the greatest of French poets, René Char (1907-1988) began as a Surrealist but later embraced existential and metaphysical themes.

October 25, 1995

October 25, 1995

Poets Lorna Goodison, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Marlene Nourbese Philip will read from their work as part of a series celebrating the 40th

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