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April 14, 2007
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
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 28, 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
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
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
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
March 10, 2007
This festival offers a refreshing perspective on one of the most popular and infinitely flexible forms in the Western tradition.