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2018: The Sonnet - A Craft Talk with Shane McCrae

Sonnets have been written in English for about 500 years, and though their popularity has risen and fallen during that time, almost from the beginning poets have utilized sonnets for everything fro

2018: Foliage & Pattern with Carl Phillips

Los Angeles Times Book Award-winner Carl Phillips discusses how pattern makes for meaning and muscularity in five poems.

2018: Pablo Neruda: The Poetry of Resistance

Revered around the world for his universal verse, Pablo Neruda also left a legacy as being one of the most iconic and important resistance poets of his century.

2018: Poland's Ryszard Krynicki with Clare Cavanagh, Edward Hirsch and Alissa Valles

Born in a Nazi labor camp in Austria in 1943, Ryszard Krynicki went on to become one of post-war Poland’s most significant poets, as well as an acclaimed editor, publisher, and tra

2018: Between "Soft" and "Hard" Clocks: A Meditation on Temporality with Erica Hunt

Poet, essayist, and teacher Erica Hunt considers five poems and how they frame time: tense, tempo, slippage, archive, and prophecy.

2018: Passwords: Danez Smith on Audre Lorde

Finalist for the National Book Award and Lambda Award-winner Danez Smith discusses the life and work of legendary poet and activist Audre Lorde (1934–1992), whose radical poetics b

2018: The Archive as Resistance: A Craft Talk with Cynthia Cruz

The author of four books and winner of the Hodder Fellowship, among other honors, poet and critic Cynthia Cruz discusses creative engagement with archives as a means of social resi

2018: Best American Poetry: 30 Years

The acclaimed annual anthology series Best American Poetry celebrates three decades of publication with readings of selections by several of its editors: Mark Doty, Terrance Hayes,

2018: The City with Rigoberto Gonzalez

Lambda Award-winning poet Rigoberto González considers five poems that explore the city.

2018: Writing the Body with Kimiko Hahn

What does text look like if a writer is “writing the body”?