Poet and translator David Ferry, author of Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse, shares his translation of this great epic of ancient Mesopotamia.
Readings & Conversations Archive
September 29, 2011
October 04, 2011
This evening dedicated to Classical Greek Poetry begins with a performance of “Bracko,” orchestrated by poet/translator Anne Carson and artist Robert Currie, based
October 13, 2011
East Asian Literature Scholar and translator Paula Varsano, discusses the different formal innovations and themes in Classical Chinese Poetry, with special discussion of the work o
October 19, 2011
The author of Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, Jane Hirshfield investigates poetic transitions - syllable by syllable, line by line, poem by poem - and the discove
October 21, 2011
Poet and essayist Rosanna Warren, whose books include The Art of Translation: Voices from the Field and Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry, reads and discusses the great
October 25, 2011
Rita Dove, editor of The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, makes a special appearance to makes the publication of her landmark anthology.
October 26, 2011
West-coast poet Garrett Hongo addresses the two strands that define his work: the dramatic monologue (from Ovid to Ai), as well as the poetics of the incarceration as relates to hi
October 27, 2011
Poet and preeminent translator of the mystic poet Rumi, Coleman Barks reads from his translations of the poet and discusses the power of 13th - to 14th - century mystical Sufi poet
October 29, 2011
Poet Greg Delanty and scholar Michael Matto, co-editors of The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, discuss highlights of centuries of Anglo-S
November 03, 2011
Poet and translator Arvind Mehrota reads from his highly-regarded translations of Kabir and discusses the great 15th century devotional poet’s life and work.