Posts Tagged ‘poetry’
http://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.
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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.
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5.29.09 – 3rd Annual Teaching Matters Spoken Word Event at the 92nd Street Y. Poems by Kahlil Almustafa
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The Unterberg Poetry Center presented for Four Irish Poets on October 31, 2011; an evening of readings by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Leontia Flynn, Caitriona O’Reilly and Rita Ann Higgins.
Head over to the 92Y Blog to download this audio, as well as a guest post on the event by poet Erica Wright, author of Instructions for Killing the Jackal, poetry editor at Guernica Magazine and writing instructor at 92YTribeca.
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An extraordinary night-long journey of poetry, music and dance
Saturday, November 27th
7pm – 7am
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York
Marathon Reading of Homer’s Odyssey by 200 participants of all ages and backgrounds
Contemporary dance by ChoreoTheatro Company
Live Ancient Greek Music by Lyravlos
Mulled wine and Homeric fare
Magical atmosphere… A night that will not be forgotten any time soon.
Kathimerini, Athens, 10/8/10
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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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The Unterberg Poetry Center opened its 73rd season of literary events with a reading by Seamus Heaney. The video here features excerpts from the end of Heaney’s reading that night—two poems from his “Clearances” sequence, then “In the Attic” and “A Kite for Aibhín.”
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http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?catalog=92y%5Fcatalog&category=Tisch+Center+for+the+Arts&category=Unterberg+Poetry+Center&redirect=literary Pinter, one of over 40 Nobel Prize winners who have spoken at the Y, made five appearances at our Poetry Center between 1964 and 1996. You can listen to the full program of his first on November 12, 1964 which includes a reading of short stories and poems—Tea Party / New Year in the Midlands / A Glass at Midnight / You in the Night / The Drama in April / The Anesthetists Pen / Jig / Episode / Afternoon / The Error of Alarm / The Table / The Black and White selection / The Examination—followed by a Q&A where he talks about literary influences, point of view, his opinion of Edward Albees Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the classic Beatles vs. Rolling Stones debate.
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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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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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Richard Wilbur was at the 92Y on May 20 for a discussion with Roger Rosenblatt as part of our Afternoon Night Table series. Later that evening Richard read his poems from the stage. Video highlights of both events are included here. Richard even spoke briefly about Twitter!
Former director of the Unterberg Poetry Center David Yezzi, blogging at The Best American Poetry blog, attended Richard Wilburs reading and wrote:
“After a knockout selection of poems new and old, [Wilbur] capped the evening with a bit from his forthcoming translation of Corneilles The Liar, which will be out in August in a volume that also includes his new translation of Le Cid. Dorantes long speech from Act Two absolutely killed!”
When introducing Wilbur, whos work was recently featured on PBSs Poetry Everywhere series, David said:
“Yet so close do Wilburs poems come to seamless utterance, to perfect expression in their music, argument, energy, wit, and sense (which in Wilburs case also means good sense) that one could almost forget that they are hard-won and do not shrink from challenging their own formal elegance. ”
Read more about Richard on the 92Y blog: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/some_words_inside_of_words_by_poet_richard_wilbur/
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Award-winning writer Anne Carson is “the most exciting poet writing in English today,” said Michael Ondaatje. Carson, an essayist and classicist, is the author of many collections and translations, including Decreation, The Beauty of the Husband, Eros the Bittersweet and Autobiography of Red. Carson made full use of the 92nd Street Y stage for a dramatic reading/performance that has to be seen to be fully appreciated. This is an excerpt of her second piece of evening, “Possessive Used As Drink (Me): A Lecture on Pronouns in the Form of 15 Sonnets.”
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