E. E. Cummings accomplished the rarest of balancing acts: He managed to be both a deeply committed experimentalist and a very popular poet.
Readings & Conversations Archive
March 06, 2008
March 04, 2008
Four poetic innovators explore representations of race, sexual identity and class in the revolutionary literature of the Harlem Renaissance poets—including Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, Anne Spe
March 02, 2008
Anna Akhmatova, sometimes called 'the poet who buried Stalin' was a writer who pursued her work under extreme conditions of state oppression.
February 25, 2008
In his talk, Carl Phillips will explore the ways in which Whitman is among the first to stake out forbidden territory (race, masculinity, morality) for American poetry and to find
February 21, 2008
A reading in honor of Alice Quinn's service to the poetry community, with readings and anecdotes by authors and friends Henri Cole, Deborah Garrison
February 08, 2008
A multimedia performance piece involving a reading of short talks accompanied by red string, a dancer or two and audiovisual elements.
February 02, 2008
Jorie Graham, Edward Hirsch, Li-Young Lee, Anne Marie Macari, Ira Sadoff, Alan Soldofsky and p
December 12, 2007
The literary community gathers to honor the life and work of the revered short-story writer, poet and model of 'combative pacificism,' Grace Paley. After studying with W.H.
December 06, 2007
Susan Howe, author of the recently reissued My Emily Dickinson, joins literary scholar Brenda Wineapple, multidisciplinary artist Jen Bervin and cultural c
November 29, 2007
Friends and fellow writers celebrate four-score years in the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine, with selected readings from his work.