Epic Voices: The Caribbean (Un)Epic with M. NourbeSe Philip Has Audio SourceJun 1, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Poet M. NourbeSe Philip discusses her book Zong! and her manuscript Island Liturgies in the context of the (un)epic, “the Caribbean’s most natural form.”
Epic Voices: Karen Finley on William Carlos Williams’ PatersonMay 9, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Legendary downtown performance artist Karen Finley looks at William Carlos Williams’ Paterson as a political poem and in relation to her new work in poetry.
Epic Voices: Basil Bunting’s Briggflatts with Maureen N. McLane, Tom Pickard & Don Share Has Audio SourceApr 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm
An examination of Basil Bunting’s Briggﬂatts, called one of the greatest poems of the 20th century, with Maureen N. McLane, Tom Pickard, and Don Share.
Epic Voices: Injun with Jordan Abel Has Audio SourceApr 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Jordan Abel, a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver, gives a craft talk on and performance of his Grifﬁn Prize–winning long poem Injun.
Epic Voices: Charles Olson’s The Maximus Poems with Steven Alvarez Has Audio SourceApr 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Poet and scholar Steven Alvarez examines Charles Olson’s epic The Maximus Poems as a transnational poetic project dismantling the walls of a U.S.-centered America.
Epic Voices: Harry Martinson’s Aniara with Fia Backström & Kira Josefsson Has Audio SourceApr 9, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Swedish artist and writer Fia Backström and translator and writer Kira Josefsson look at Nobel laureate Harry Martinson’s 1956 epic science-ﬁction poem, Aniara.
Epic Voices: Prophets with Kwame Dawes Has Audio SourceFeb 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Poet and editor Kwame Dawes presents his recently reissued epic poem Prophets and explores Caribbean poetry and the epic.
Epic Voices: The Controlling Image: Digges & Levis with Dorianne Laux Has Audio SourceFeb 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Award-winning poet Dorianne Laux discusses two long poems—by Deborah Digges and Larry Levis—examining how the personal “I” is used.