Epic Voices: The Contemporary Long Poem and Cultural Memory with Michael LeongDec 1, 2018 | 3:00 pm
Michael Leong examines how writers of contemporary long poems—such as Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, M. NourbeSe Philip, & Robin Coste Lewis—draw on documentation to make claims on our cultural memories.…
Epic Voices: James Merrill’s The Book of Ephraim with Langdon Hammer & Stephen Yenser Has Audio SourceOct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm
On the eve of Halloween, join Langdon Hammer, James Merrill’s biographer, and Stephen Yenser, Merrill’s literary executor, as they consider James Merrill’s The Book of Ephraim.…
Epic Voices: Forrest Gander on C. D. Wright’s One with Others Has Audio SourceOct 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Poet and translator Forrest Gander discusses C.D. Wright’s One with Others, a poetic documentation of the civil rights struggle in small town Arkansas.
Epic Voices: A Reading and Discussion of Epic PoetryApr 11, 1991 | 7:00 pm
with Édouard Glissant and Derek Walcott
Audio Roundup: Defying Borders and Celebrating Legacies
Listen to readings by Marilyn Chin and the Iowa International Writing Program; conversations on Dick Higgins, Robert Lax, and the Polish epic; and a tribute to John Yau!