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December 07, 2001

December 07, 2001

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.

December 11, 2001

December 11, 2001

Hunting down hidden meanings and discovering unexpected resonances are experiences which unite readers and writers of poetry and mystery fiction.

December 15, 2001

February 22, 2002

Lorine Niedecker
February 22, 2002

Poet Lorine Niedecker (1903–1970) lived most of her life on Blackhawk Island in rural Wisconsin. However, she was not isolated from the avant-garde poetry practices of her time.

March 15, 2002

March 15, 2002

Inspired by the feminist and civil rights movements, many 20th century women poets adopted an “I”-empowered poetics that intertwined personal and public worlds.

March 22, 2002

Henry Darger
March 22, 2002

The genius of Henry Darger—a reclusive Chicago janitor now recognized as one of the most important outsider artists of the 20th Century—is visited through the poetry of John Ashb

April 03, 2002

April 03, 2002

Robert Bly is one of our country's most beloved poets.

April 04, 2002

Agha Shahid Ali
April 04, 2002

A Kashmiri-American, Agha Shahid Ali (1949–2001) was a gifted poet, an inspired translator and scholar, and a generous, ebullient spirit in the world of contemporary American poetry.

April 11, 2002

April 12, 2002

April 12, 2002

"Emerging and veteran pioneers of the avant-garde consider the challenges and responsibilities of their role as editorial gatekeepers of the new.

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