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April 17, 2007

April 17, 2007

April 14, 2007

April 14, 2007

April 12, 2007

Langston Hughes
April 12, 2007

What are Langston's lessons? An examination of the work of Langston Hughes will help you learn more about America. It will help you explore the tough tapestry of race.

April 05, 2007

Walt Whitman
April 05, 2007

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

March 31, 2007

March 31, 2007

March 28, 2007

March 28, 2007

March 27, 2007

March 27, 2007

This talk considers the varieties of dissemination, material storage and data loss that contemporary poets encounter and recent aesthetic response s to technological memory and erasure.

March 20, 2007

George Oppen
March 20, 2007

Elizabeth Arnold explores the Objectivist poet George Oppen (1908-1984), whose towering avant-garde oeuvre combines sincerity of observation with a consistent moral imperative.

March 15, 2007

M NourbeSe Philip
March 15, 2007

Carbibbean writer M Nourbese Philip has observed that "poetry is about truth telling, but you need the lie--the artifice of form--to tell those truths." In this fascinating dialogu

March 13, 2007

March 13, 2007

Poet and Shakespeare scholar Martha Ronk invites aficionados and first-timers to revel in the bard's rhetoric and discover the correlations between Elizabethan and contemporary poe

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