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Afternoon Night Table: Roger Rosenblatt with E.L. Doctorow

0 Afternoon Night Table: Roger Rosenblatt with E.L. Doctorowhttp://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=888Programs+%2D+Literary+Readings888&92Y_drop=prog-literary

Author and Bronx native E.L. Doctorow was here this spring Unterberg Poetry Center with journalist and author Roger Rosenblatt.

They spoke about Doctorows time as a student at Bronx High School of Science, being named after Edgar Allen Poe, and his new novel, Homer & Langley. The novel, he explained, is loosely based on the Collyer brothers of Harlem, strange, reclusive eccentrics who lived in a house on the upper Fifth Ave.

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

Duration : 0:8:58

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Richard Wilbur with Roger Rosenblatt at the 92nd Street Y

0 Richard Wilbur with Roger Rosenblatt at the 92nd Street Yhttp://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=888Programs+-+Literary+Readings888&92Y_drop=prog-literary

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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