Readings & Conversations Archive
April 16, 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.
April 11, 2002
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 03, 2002
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
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.
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.
December 15, 2001
December 11, 2001
Hunting down hidden meanings and discovering unexpected resonances are experiences which unite readers and writers of poetry and mystery fiction.