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Truman Capote Reads From Breakfast At Tiffany’s April 7, 1963.

0 Truman Capote Reads From Breakfast At Tiffanys April 7, 1963.92Y Readings: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=888Programs+-+Literary+Readings888&ev_ads=YouTube_lectures

If theres one thing I loathe, its men who bite!

So exclaims Holly Golightly in the opening pages of Breakfast at Tiffanys, having entered the narrators apartment via the fire escape, and such is how Truman Capote introduced his heroine when he read from the novel here at the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center on April 7, 1963. Todays featured recording is a selection from that evening.

Read more and download the MP3 at the 92Y Blog: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/from_the_poetry_center_archive_truman_capote/

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Unterberg Poetry Center webcasts and access to our archive are made possible in part by the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

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Eve Ensler: I Am an Emotional Creature at the 92nd Street Y

0 Eve Ensler: I Am an Emotional Creature at the 92nd Street Y92Y Main Reading Series: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=Programs+-+Literary+Readings888Main+Reading+Series888Main

Eve Ensler is a best-selling author and acclaimed playwright whose work for the stage includes The Vagina Monologues and The Good Body. She is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised more than $70 million. Her most recent book, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, is a series of original monologues that aims to inspire girls to take agency over their minds, bodies, hearts and curiosity.

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W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963

0 W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y%5Fcatalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center&redirect=literary Snodgrass made six appearances at the Y’s Poetry Center between 1959 and 1997. Listen to the full program, with an introduction by critic John Simon, of his reading from March 28, 1963.

You can download the mp3 file here: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_podcast_remembering_wd_snodgrass_poet/

Duration : 1:8:40

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W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963

0 W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y%5Fcatalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center&redirect=literary Snodgrass made six appearances at the Y’s Poetry Center between 1959 and 1997. Listen to the full program, with an introduction by critic John Simon, of his reading from March 28, 1963.

You can download the mp3 file here: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_podcast_remembering_wd_snodgrass_poet/

Duration : 1:8:40

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From the Poetry Center Archives: Tomasz Różycki

0 From the Poetry Center Archives: Tomasz Różycki92Y Poetry: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Tisch-Center-for-the-Arts/Unterberg-Poetry-Center.aspx?blog=92Ypoetry

Today’s video features “Maps,” an early poem by the evening’s second reader, Tomasz Różycki, who visited the Unterberg Poetry Center on March 28 for The Tenth Muse—an evening of readings by emerging voices curated by Adam Zagajewski.

Read in both Polish and English (with translator Mila Rosenthal reading her translation). Also read is an excerpt from Twelve Stations, a series of poems about Różycki’s hometown of Opole—”heroic city, thrice awarded the Silesian Order of Brilliance / and twice the Medal of the City of a Hundred Banks and One Bookstore!”—read by Różycki and a second translator, Bill Johnston.

A “vital new poet has emerged from the Polish language,” Zagajewski said of Różycki. His “poetry is serious, a private response to the historic moment.

Related: Tickets for the 2011/2012 Main Reading Series are now on sale: http://j.mp/oP3Gcj

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Duration : 0:6:59

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W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963

0 W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y%5Fcatalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center&redirect=literary Snodgrass made six appearances at the Y’s Poetry Center between 1959 and 1997. Listen to the full program, with an introduction by critic John Simon, of his reading from March 28, 1963.

You can download the mp3 file here: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_podcast_remembering_wd_snodgrass_poet/

Duration : 1:8:40

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W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963

0 W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y%5Fcatalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center&redirect=literary Snodgrass made six appearances at the Y’s Poetry Center between 1959 and 1997. Listen to the full program, with an introduction by critic John Simon, of his reading from March 28, 1963.

You can download the mp3 file here: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_podcast_remembering_wd_snodgrass_poet/

Duration : 1:8:40

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W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963

0 W.D. Snodgrass at the 92nd Street Y: March 1963http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y%5Fcatalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center&redirect=literary Snodgrass made six appearances at the Y’s Poetry Center between 1959 and 1997. Listen to the full program, with an introduction by critic John Simon, of his reading from March 28, 1963.

You can download the mp3 file here: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_podcast_remembering_wd_snodgrass_poet/

Duration : 1:8:40

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From the Poetry Center Archives: Tomasz Różycki

0 From the Poetry Center Archives: Tomasz Różycki92Y Poetry: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Tisch-Center-for-the-Arts/Unterberg-Poetry-Center.aspx?blog=92Ypoetry

Today’s video features “Maps,” an early poem by the evening’s second reader, Tomasz Różycki, who visited the Unterberg Poetry Center on March 28 for The Tenth Muse—an evening of readings by emerging voices curated by Adam Zagajewski.

Read in both Polish and English (with translator Mila Rosenthal reading her translation). Also read is an excerpt from Twelve Stations, a series of poems about Różycki’s hometown of Opole—”heroic city, thrice awarded the Silesian Order of Brilliance / and twice the Medal of the City of a Hundred Banks and One Bookstore!”—read by Różycki and a second translator, Bill Johnston.

A “vital new poet has emerged from the Polish language,” Zagajewski said of Różycki. His “poetry is serious, a private response to the historic moment.

Related: Tickets for the 2011/2012 Main Reading Series are now on sale: http://j.mp/oP3Gcj

The 92nd Street Y is about community. Follow our online communities on Twitter, Facebook and more: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Follow-and-Connect.aspx?ev_ads=YouTube_FollowConnect

Duration : 0:6:59

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From the Poetry Center Archives: Tomasz Różycki

0 From the Poetry Center Archives: Tomasz Różycki92Y Poetry: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Tisch-Center-for-the-Arts/Unterberg-Poetry-Center.aspx?blog=92Ypoetry

Today’s video features “Maps,” an early poem by the evening’s second reader, Tomasz Różycki, who visited the Unterberg Poetry Center on March 28 for The Tenth Muse—an evening of readings by emerging voices curated by Adam Zagajewski.

Read in both Polish and English (with translator Mila Rosenthal reading her translation). Also read is an excerpt from Twelve Stations, a series of poems about Różycki’s hometown of Opole—”heroic city, thrice awarded the Silesian Order of Brilliance / and twice the Medal of the City of a Hundred Banks and One Bookstore!”—read by Różycki and a second translator, Bill Johnston.

A “vital new poet has emerged from the Polish language,” Zagajewski said of Różycki. His “poetry is serious, a private response to the historic moment.

Related: Tickets for the 2011/2012 Main Reading Series are now on sale: http://j.mp/oP3Gcj

The 92nd Street Y is about community. Follow our online communities on Twitter, Facebook and more: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Follow-and-Connect.aspx?ev_ads=YouTube_FollowConnect

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Derek Walcott: The Perpetual Ideal is Astonishment at the 92nd Street Y

0 Derek Walcott: The Perpetual Ideal is Astonishment at the 92nd Street Yhttp://www.92Y.org/Poetry

“I’m gonna read some new poems, so you can mark the decline.” This is how Derek Walcott—poet, playwright, Nobel Laureate—introduced his reading here at the Poetry Center in September of 2007. In April, those new poems were published as White Egrets, Mr. Walcott’s fourteenth collection. To mark the occasion, we offer a recording of his reading from the then-unpublished manuscript.

Reviewing the book recently for The New York Times, Karl Kirchwey, poet and former Poetry Center director, wrote:

“Walcott has deliberately avoided the confessional path pioneered by his early friend and supporter Robert Lowell, choosing instead a post-Romantic voice, closely allied with landscape, in which the particulars of a life are incidental to a larger poetic vision, one in which the self is not the overt subject.

[White Egrets] is both visionary, in the best sense of that word, and intensely personal, even autobiographical. It is an old man’s book, craving one more day of light and warmth; and it is a book of stoic reckoning.”

Unterberg Poetry Center webcasts and access to our archive are made possible in part by the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

Duration : 0:33:45

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Rae Armantrout reading from her Pulitzer Prize winning book Versed

0 Rae Armantrout reading from her Pulitzer Prize winning book Versed92Y Main Reading Series: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=Interests+-+Literature888Interests+-+Literature+-+Events888Main+Reading+Series888&ev_ads=YouTube_MainReadingSeries

March 12, 2009: Rae Armantrout reads from Versed (http://amzn.to/a2MZ26) which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010: http://nyti.ms/bsZVRD

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From the Poetry Center Archives: Tomasz Różycki

0 From the Poetry Center Archives: Tomasz Różycki92Y Poetry: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Tisch-Center-for-the-Arts/Unterberg-Poetry-Center.aspx?blog=92Ypoetry

Today’s video features “Maps,” an early poem by the evening’s second reader, Tomasz Różycki, who visited the Unterberg Poetry Center on March 28 for The Tenth Muse—an evening of readings by emerging voices curated by Adam Zagajewski.

Read in both Polish and English (with translator Mila Rosenthal reading her translation). Also read is an excerpt from Twelve Stations, a series of poems about Różycki’s hometown of Opole—”heroic city, thrice awarded the Silesian Order of Brilliance / and twice the Medal of the City of a Hundred Banks and One Bookstore!”—read by Różycki and a second translator, Bill Johnston.

A “vital new poet has emerged from the Polish language,” Zagajewski said of Różycki. His “poetry is serious, a private response to the historic moment.

Related: Tickets for the 2011/2012 Main Reading Series are now on sale: http://j.mp/oP3Gcj

The 92nd Street Y is about community. Follow our online communities on Twitter, Facebook and more: http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Follow-and-Connect.aspx?ev_ads=YouTube_FollowConnect

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C. D. Wright Reads From “One With Others” at 92nd Street Y

0 C. D. Wright Reads From One With Others at 92nd Street Y92Y Poetry: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y_catalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center

The National Book Critics Circle Awards took place last night with numerous nominations and awards going to guests and faculty of the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center. Congratulations to all nominees, including C. D. Wright who won in Poetry for One With Others. Darin Strauss, teacher in the Unterberg Poetry Center Writing Program, won in Autobiography and Clare Cavanagh, award-winner in Criticism, will be here next month.

Read more on the 92Y Blog: http://bit.ly/fEhDYX

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C. D. Wright Reads From “One With Others” at 92nd Street Y

0 C. D. Wright Reads From One With Others at 92nd Street Y92Y Poetry: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y_catalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center

The National Book Critics Circle Awards took place last night with numerous nominations and awards going to guests and faculty of the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center. Congratulations to all nominees, including C. D. Wright who won in Poetry for One With Others. Darin Strauss, teacher in the Unterberg Poetry Center Writing Program, won in Autobiography and Clare Cavanagh, award-winner in Criticism, will be here next month.

Read more on the 92Y Blog: http://bit.ly/fEhDYX

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Joyce Carol Oates with Henri Cole at 92nd Street Y

0 Joyce Carol Oates with Henri Cole at 92nd Street YMain Reading Series: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=Programs+-+Literary+Readings888Main+Reading+Series888&ev_ads=YouTube_MainReadingSeries&xad=YouTube_MainReadingSeries

“There was a time,” The New York Times lamented, “when you had to earn the right to draft a memoir.”

We think Joyce Carol Oates has earned that right and believe the Times would agree. After publishing more than 50 novels, her newest book, A Widow’s Story—one of the National Post’s ‘Most Anticipated Books of 2011′—is an intimate memoir about the death of her husband Raymond Smith in 2008 and the unexpected aftermath, after 48 years of marriage. Addressing his death in The New Yorker in December, Oates wrote: “So much to say in a marriage, so much unsaid. You assume that there will be other times, other occasions. Years…”

Joyce Carol Oates read from A Widow’s Story at 92nd Street Y on February 21. Afterward she was interviewed poet Henri Cole.

From the Poetry Center Archive, listen to a 2007 podcast with Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with Roger Rosenblatt: http://bit.ly/hDHz6Z

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Maxine Hong Kingston and Leslie Marmon Silko at the 92nd Street Y

0 Maxine Hong Kingston and Leslie Marmon Silko at the 92nd Street Y92Y Poetry Main Reading Series: http://bit.ly/bI9t6O

In the 1980s, Maxine Hong Kingston and Leslie Marmon Silko traveled through China together. They reunited at the Poetry Center on January 31 to read from their new memoirs, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life (Kingston) and The Turquoise Ledge (Silko). Said Ms. Silko about Ms. Kingston: “She is one of our best writers, [displaying] the generosity of spirit and the luminous prose we so urgently need in this time of war after war.” Said Ms. Kingston about Ms. Silko: “To read [Silko] is to hear the voices of the ancestors and spirits telling us where we came from, who we are, and where we must go.”

Unterberg Poetry Center webcasts and access to our archive are made possible in part by the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

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Jorie Graham and Yusef Komunyakaa at the 92nd Street Y

0 Jorie Graham and Yusef Komunyakaa at the 92nd Street Yhttp://92Y.org/Literary

Fellow Pulitzer-winner’s Jorie Graham and Yusef Komunyakaa appeared at 92Y on Oct 16 of last year. In the clip here, Graham reads first from her book “Sea Change”, a poem titled “The Violinist at the Window, 1918 (after Matisse)”. A poem The Gaurdian called: “…one of the most arresting poems in the collection.”

Yusef Komunyakaa begins reading at the 3:52 mark, from “an in progress collection entitled Chameleon Couch.

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John Banville and Colum McCann at the 92nd Street Y

0 John Banville and Colum McCann at the 92nd Street Y92Y Main Reading Series: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=Interests+-+Literature888Interests+-+Literature+-+Events888Main+Reading+Series888&ev_ads=YouTube_MainReadingSeries&xad=YouTube_MainReadingSeries

John Banville and Colum McCann appeared together at the 92nd Street Y on Feb 24, 2010.

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Syrian poet Adonis at the 92nd Street Y

0 Syrian poet Adonis at the 92nd Street Yhttp://www.92Y.org/Readings

Long considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Syrian poet Adonis is “today’s most daring and provocative Arab poet,” wrote Edward Said. Now 80 and living in Paris, Adonis made his first appearance at 92Y Poetry Center on October 25, 2010, reading from his newly published Selected Poems. Khaled Mattawa, his translator, reads from an English translation.

Unterberg Poetry Center webcasts and access to our archive are made possible in part by the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

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Frank McCourt at 92nd Street Y Poetry Center Schools Project

0 Frank McCourt at 92nd Street Y Poetry Center Schools Projecthttp://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y_catalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center

On Monday, March 17 2008 the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center Schools Project celebrated its 20th anniversary with Letters to a Young Writer, an evening of readings and remarks by writers who have participated in the program: Frank McCourt, Jessica Hagedorn, Donald Antrim, Nicole Krauss and Rebecca Pawel.

Read more on the 92Y Blog: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_video_frank_mccourt_at_unterberg_poetry_center_schools_project_letters_/

He ended by offering his best piece of advice, if he were to give one to writers: “The notebook. The Pen. The scribbling, scribbles, scribble. Become a Peeping Tom, look in people’s windows, listen to people on park benches.

…The material is everywhere. You’re a kind of reporter. You’re a Peeping Tom and your ear is cocked to every key hole.”

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Frank McCourt at 92nd Street Y Poetry Center Schools Project

0 Frank McCourt at 92nd Street Y Poetry Center Schools Projecthttp://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y_catalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center

On Monday, March 17 2008 the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center Schools Project celebrated its 20th anniversary with Letters to a Young Writer, an evening of readings and remarks by writers who have participated in the program: Frank McCourt, Jessica Hagedorn, Donald Antrim, Nicole Krauss and Rebecca Pawel.

Read more on the 92Y Blog: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_video_frank_mccourt_at_unterberg_poetry_center_schools_project_letters_/

He ended by offering his best piece of advice, if he were to give one to writers: “The notebook. The Pen. The scribbling, scribbles, scribble. Become a Peeping Tom, look in people’s windows, listen to people on park benches.

…The material is everywhere. You’re a kind of reporter. You’re a Peeping Tom and your ear is cocked to every key hole.”

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“Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Contest Winners' Reading

Mon, May 9, 2011, 8:15pm

Formerly called the Discovery/The Nation poetry contest, the Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes are, for the fourth year, presented by Boston Review poetry editor Timothy Donnelly. The four winners of the 2011 Discovery /Boston Review Poetry Contest are: Ansel Elkins, of Greensboro, NC; Angelo Nikolopoulos of New York, NY; Adam Roberts, of Iowa City, IA; and Solmaz Sharif, of Los Angeles, CA. The three runners-up for 2011 are Xavier Cavazos of Ames, IA; Rebecca Lehmann of Tallahassee, FL; and Megan Williams of Boise, ID. At their reading on May 9, the winners will be introduced by Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius Eady and D. A. Powell (subject to change).
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Katherine Paterson

Sat, Apr 30, 2011, 12:30pm

Kicking off Children’s Book Week is Katherine Paterson. Ms. Paterson won Newbery Medals for Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved. Her most recent novel is The Day of the Pelican.
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PEN World Voices Festival

Fri, Apr 29, 2011, 7:30pm

Poetry: The Second Skin
With Laurie Anderson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ernesto Cardenal and others, moderator

Do you hear the poetry in music and the music in poetry? Where does one begin and the other end? Experimental performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson curates and emcees an evening exploring the porous borders between poetry and music. The multimedia extravaganza will showcase Yusef Komunyakaa, John Burnside from Scotland, Ernesto Cardenal from Nicaragua, Hasina Gul from Pakistan, Agi Mishol from Israel, Joachim Sartorius from Germany, David-Dephy Gogibedashvili from Georgia, Andrzej Sosnowski from Poland and Pia Tafdrup from Denmark. Co-produced by the Poetry Society of America. Tickets: $25/$20 PEN Members, students with valid I.D. To purchase, call 866.811.4111 or www.pen.org
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Revolutionaries in the Middle East

Wed, Apr 27, 2011, 7:30pm

With Rula Jebreal, Ghassan Salamé, Abdelkader Benali and others, moderator

How did social media and citizen journalism galvanize the revolution in the Middle East? In the borderless world of the Internet, where revolutionary ideas spread at lightning speed, will other despotic regimes collapse? Which ones? And how does an autocracy transition into a democracy and at what costs? Listen to the formidable former Lebanese Minister of Culture, Ghassan Salame; Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal; Moroccan-Dutch writer Abdelkader Benali; and on-the-ground bloggers tackle these urgent questions. Tickets: $20/15 PEN Members, student with valid I.D. To purchase, call 866.811.4111 or visit www.pen.org.
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Michael Slater on Charles Dickens

Sun, Apr 17, 2011, 11:00am

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Alice Notley

Thu, Apr 7, 2011, 8:15pm

“The nature [Alice] Notley most loves is human nature,” wrote Marie Ponsot. “Ardent and agile, she is willing to cry out, to drift, to stammer, so as to put every turn of language to her use. Her aim is to speak to everyone.” Ms. Notley’s new collection is Culture of One and this is her first appearance at the Poetry Center. Ms. Notley will be introduced by Ron Padgett. Please note: Kamau Brathwaite, who was originally scheduled to read with Ms. Notley, will not be able to participate. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Bei Dao and Rosanna Warren

Thu, Mar 31, 2011, 8:15pm

“A Bei Dao poem feels as if it follows the pulse of consciousness, as it moves from metaphor to metaphor, thought to thought,” wrote Robert Hass. “Something like a pilot light turned down to the jets and the flickers of a single, intense, blue flame.” Bei Dao’s most recent book is The Rose of Time: New and Selected Poems. “Rosanna Warren lives in our tarnished, everyday, ramshackle world of loss, anguish, and sacrifice,” wrote the late Anthony Hecht. “but she inhabits almost as vividly a realm of classic purity; and in some of her best, most moving poems she dwells in both regions at once, and within, as it seems, the same breath.” Ms. Warren’s new collection is Ghost in a Red Hat.
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The Tenth Muse with Adam Zagajewski

Mon, Mar 28, 2011, 8:15pm

Adam Zagajewski – “the most meaningful poet of our time,” wrote Mary Oliver – carries on a long-standing Poetry Center tradition by curating and introducing an evening of readings by less-established poets. This year’s poets are international writers: Marie Lundquist (Sweden) and Tomasz Rozycki (Poland). The poets will read in their original languages, with their translators – Mira Rosenthal and Bill Johnston (Rozycki) and Malena Morling (Lundquist) – reading their English versions.
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