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Talks given by notable scholars and critics on poets, poetry, and their intersections with other art forms. Features recordings from historic archives and live events.

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Talks given by notable scholars and critics on poets, poetry, and their intersections with other art forms. Features recordings from historic archives and live events.

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Connecting Poetic Thoughts

By PaulChan24 - Oct 26 2018
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As a student of poetry, I appreciate this podcast bringing new ways of thinking about translations, censorships, localized poetic forms and much more into the forefront.

Incomplete downloads

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iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
7
2
0
2

Connecting Poetic Thoughts

By PaulChan24 - Oct 26 2018
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As a student of poetry, I appreciate this podcast bringing new ways of thinking about translations, censorships, localized poetic forms and much more into the forefront.

Incomplete downloads

By Hoy Hoy - Oct 14 2012
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What's with all the incomplete downloads?
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Poetry Lectures

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Talks given by notable scholars and critics on poets, poetry, and their intersections with other art forms. Features recordings from historic archives and live events.

Rank #1: William Carlos Williams

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William Carlos Williams speaks at Harvard University in 1951.

Mar 28 2011

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Rank #2: Edward Hirsch: American Perspectives

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Edward Hirsch examines the complex relationships between American poets and painters.

Sep 16 2008

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Rank #3: Billy Collins

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Two-term poet laureate Billy Collins speaks at the Key West Literary Seminar.

Sep 16 2010

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Rank #4: Marjorie Perloff: American Perspectives

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Marjorie Perloff discusses the poetry of Frank O'Hara.

Jan 20 2009

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Rank #5: Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney in conversation with Michael Laskey, fellow poet and co-founder of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. This is an edited version of an interview recorded live at the Poetry Prom 2010 organised by The Poetry Trust. Enjoy more podcasts on The Poetry Channel at thepoetrytrust.org.

Nov 16 2010

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Rank #6: Poems of Peace and War: Gary Snyder

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Gary Snyder at the Poems of Peace and War panel. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.

Jan 10 2007

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Rank #7: Helen Vendler

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Helen Vendler discusses the poet Robert Lowell.

Nov 18 2009

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Rank #8: Philip Levine

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Poet Philip Levine reads from his own work.

Sep 14 2011

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Rank #9: Simon Ortiz

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Native American poet Simon Ortiz reads at the University of Arizona in 1975. The recording is used with permission of the University of Arizona Poetry Center and Simon Ortiz. The full recording, and many others, are permanently available on voca, the Poetry Center's online audio video library.

May 17 2013

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Rank #10: Adam Zagajewski: International Poets in Conversation

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Polish poet Adam Zagajewski talks to American translator Clare Cavanaugh and Ilya Kaminsky about contemporary Polish poetry.

Mar 11 2013

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Rank #11: Mary Karr and Stuart Dybek

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Mary Karr and Stuart Dybek read from their own work and discuss how writing poetry relates to writing prose.

Apr 26 2010

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Rank #12: Chris Abani: International Poets in Conversation

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Matthew Shenoda talks with Chris Abani about poetry in Nigeria, the oral and religious traditions in African poetry, and the one-sided conversation between African and European poets.

Aug 13 2013

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Rank #13: Mark Doty

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Mark Doty speaking at the Key West Literary Seminar.

Feb 03 2010

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Rank #14: Patrick Cotter & Matthew Sweeney: International Poets in Conversation

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Irish poets Patrick Cotter and Matthew Sweeney discuss the history and current state of Irish poetry.

Sep 18 2013

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Rank #15: Don Paterson on Robert Frost

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In November 2010, Don Paterson delivered the 22nd Aldeburgh PoetryFestival's annual poet-on-poet lecture on Robert Frost. The lecture, titled "Frost as a Thinker," was co-supported by Poetry magazine and Oxford Poetry.This is an edited version of the live event, organized by The Poetry Trust. Enjoy more podcasts on The Poetry Channel at thepoetrytrust.org.

May 04 2011

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Rank #16: Kwame Dawes: International Poets in Conversation

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Egyptian-American writer Matthew Shenoda speaks with poet Kwame Dawes about African poetics, reggae, and poetry of the African diaspora.

Apr 18 2013

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Rank #17: Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks speaking in 1990 at Poetry Day in Chicago.

Oct 19 2010

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Rank #18: Poems of Peace and War: Brian Turner

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Brian Turner at the Poems of Peace and War panel. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.

Jan 10 2007

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Rank #19: Poems of Peace and War: Dunya Mikhail

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Dunya Mikhail at the Poems of Peace and War panel. Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.

Jan 10 2007

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Rank #20: Helen Vendler: American Perspectives

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Helen Vendler examines the relationship between the the poetry of Wallace Stevens and the paintings of Jasper Johns.

Oct 14 2008

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Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellström: International Poets in Conversation

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Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellerström discuss Swedish poetry and the challenges of translation, and they read some poems in both Swedish and English from their anthology, The Star By My Head.

Nov 23 2015

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Harris Khalique: International Poets in Conversation

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Christopher Merrill speaks with Harris Khalique about literary traditions in Pakistan, the cultural influences of different cities, and the important role of women in Pakistani literature.

Nov 03 2015

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Matthew Shenoda: International Poets in Conversation

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Kwame Dawes speaks with Matthew Shenoda about Shenoda's poetry and identity as an Egyptian American, and the poetry of the African diaspora.

Feb 20 2014

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Gabeba Baderoon: International Poets in Conversation

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South African poet Gabeba Baderoon speaks with Matthew Shenoda about poetry and apartheid in South Africa.

Dec 11 2013

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Les Murray: International Poets in Conversation

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American poet Kevin Young talks to Les Murray about Australian poetry and culture.

Nov 19 2013

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Zeyar Lynn: International Poets in Conversation

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Burmese poet Zeyar Lynn and English poet and translator James Byrne speak with Ilya Kaminsky about poetry from Burma.

Oct 17 2013

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Patrick Cotter & Matthew Sweeney: International Poets in Conversation

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Irish poets Patrick Cotter and Matthew Sweeney discuss the history and current state of Irish poetry.

Sep 18 2013

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Chris Abani: International Poets in Conversation

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Matthew Shenoda talks with Chris Abani about poetry in Nigeria, the oral and religious traditions in African poetry, and the one-sided conversation between African and European poets.

Aug 13 2013

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Patrizia Cavalli: International Poets in Conversation

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Italian poet Patrizia Cavalli and American poet Geoffrey Brock speak with Ilya Kaminsky about Contemporary Italian Poetry and translation.

Jul 08 2013

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Vera Pavlova & Valzhyna Mort: International Poets in Conversation

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Vera Pavlova from Russia and Valzhyna Mort from Belurus speak with the director of the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, Ilya Kaminsky.

Jun 10 2013

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Simon Ortiz

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Native American poet Simon Ortiz reads at the University of Arizona in 1975. The recording is used with permission of the University of Arizona Poetry Center and Simon Ortiz. The full recording, and many others, are permanently available on voca, the Poetry Center's online audio video library.

May 17 2013

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Kwame Dawes: International Poets in Conversation

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Egyptian-American writer Matthew Shenoda speaks with poet Kwame Dawes about African poetics, reggae, and poetry of the African diaspora.

Apr 18 2013

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Adam Zagajewski: International Poets in Conversation

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Polish poet Adam Zagajewski talks to American translator Clare Cavanaugh and Ilya Kaminsky about contemporary Polish poetry.

Mar 11 2013

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Robin Blaser

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Robin Blaser talks at “The Recovery of the Public World” Conference—devoted to his poetry—at the University of British Columbia in June 1995. The recording of this program is used by permission of the Bennett Library Special Collections and Rare Books, Simon Fraser University; and the Estate of Robin Blaser.

Feb 15 2013

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Ghassan Zaqtan: International Poets in Conversation

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Fady Joudah and Ghassan Zaqtan discuss Palestinian poetry with Ilya Kaminsky.

Jan 14 2013

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Oral History Initiative: On Elizabeth Bishop

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An informal conversation remembering the life and work of Elizabeth Bishop, with Lloyd Schwartz, Frank Bidart, Rosanna Warren, Gail Mazur, and Megan Marshall. Conducted at Harvard University in March 2012, and used by permission of the participants and the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard College Library. To see the event video, click here.

Dec 07 2012

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Jan Wagner: International Poets in Conversation

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German poet Jan Wagner discusses some of the major German poets of the twentieth century with Ilya Kaminsky

Nov 09 2012

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Dark Room Collective

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A reunion of the Dark Room Collective at the Poetry Foundation in April 2012. This reading features Nehassaiu deGannes, John Keene, Kevin Young, Sharan Strange, Major Jackson, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Natasha Trethewey.

Oct 19 2012

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Dunya Mikhail: International Poets in Conversation

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American poet Katie Ford talks to Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail about how the experience of natural and human disasters inform their work.

Sep 12 2012

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Oral History Initiative: On Frank O'Hara

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An informal conversation between poets John Ashbery and Ron Padgett, remembering the life of Frank O’Hara. Conducted at Harvard University in April 2011, and used by permission of Ron Padgett, John Ashbery, and the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard College Library. To see the event video, click here.

Jun 20 2012

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iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
7
2
0
2

Connecting Poetic Thoughts

By PaulChan24 - Oct 26 2018
Read more
As a student of poetry, I appreciate this podcast bringing new ways of thinking about translations, censorships, localized poetic forms and much more into the forefront.

Incomplete downloads

By Hoy Hoy - Oct 14 2012
Read more
What's with all the incomplete downloads?