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2014: Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: Ghassan Zaqtan & Fady Joudah with Mark Doty (Full Audio)

Award-winning poet Mark Doty introduces Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, who reads from and discusses his visceral, narrative poetics with fellow poet and translat

2014: Passwords: Elizabeth Alexander on Lucille Clifton (Full Audio)

Elizabeth Alexander discusses the work of beloved author Lucille Clifton (1936-2010), whose luminous poems and dynamic life impacted our poetry and our culture.

2014: Elizabeth Alexander reads "The Message of Thelma Sayles" by Lucille Clifton

Poet and scholar Elizabeth Alexander reads Lucille Clifton's poem "The Message of Thelma Sayles" as part of her talk

Stanley Kunitz reads "Route Six"

Poets House co-founder Stanley Kunitz discusses and reads his poem "Route Six"

2013: Kwame Dawes on Contemporary African Poetry (Full Audio)

In this Passwords program, Poet Kwame Dawes introduces a new generation of African poets whose work reflects the complex cosmopolitanism of contemporary African societies and cultu

2013: An Evening with Mei-mei Berssenbrugge with Charles Altieri (Full Audio)

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge was described by poet Jackson Mac Low as “neither objectivist nor subjectivist but a poet of the whole consciousness.” Born in Beijing, she emerges from diver

2013: Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading, hosted by Jen Bervin (Full Audio)

A reading by the 10 poets in Poets House’s second annual Emerging Poets Fellowship program: Mahogany Browne, Jessica Elsaesser, Paul Hlava,

2013: May Swenson Centennial Tribute (Full Audio)

In celebration of the centenary of May Swenson’s birth, this reading showcases the breadth of her poetic output—from nature poems displaying her keen observation of wildlife, to exuberant, erotic l

2013: Sekou Sundiata - Citizen Poet (Full Audio)

A conversation and book-signing to celebrate the publication of the retrospective catalog Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited.

2013: Passwords: Lisa Jarnot on Robert Duncan (Full Audio)

Poet, biographer Lisa Jarnot (Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus, 2012), will map out the varied intersections of Robert Duncan’s library, his bookishness and his en