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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.

Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
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Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.

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English


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Deborah Landau Reads Anne Sexton

11/30/2018
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Deborah Landau joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Anne Sexton's poem "Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman" and her own poem "Solitaire." Landau's poetry collections include “The Uses of the Body” and “The Last Usable Hour,” both Lannan Literary Selections; the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry, she directs the creative writing program at New York University.

Duration:00:26:04

Kaveh Akbar Reads Ellen Bryant Voigt

10/17/2018
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Kaveh Akbar joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt’s poem "Groundhog" and his own poem "What Use is Knowing Anything If No One Is Around". Akbar is the author of the poetry collection “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” as well as the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2018 Levis Reading Prize.

Duration:00:29:42

Nick Flynn Reads Zoë Hitzig

9/19/2018
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Nick Flynn joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Zoë Hitzig’s poem “Objectivity as Blanket" and his own poem “The King of Fire.” Flynn's latest poetry collection is “My Feelings"; he will publish two new books, "Stay" and "I Will Destroy You," in 2019. Flynn has received the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, as well as awards and fellowships from PEN, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Library of Congress.

Duration:00:33:58

Catherine Barnett Reads Wislawa Szymborska

8/21/2018
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Catherine Barnett joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Wislawa Szymborska's poem "Maybe All This" (translated, from the Polish, by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Barańczak) and her own poem "Son in August." Barnett is the author of the poetry collections "Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced," "The Game of Boxes," and "Human Hours," out in September.

Duration:00:28:57

Nicole Sealey Reads Ellen Bass

7/27/2018
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Nicole Sealey joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bass' poem "Indigo" and her own poem “A Violence." Sealey is the executive director at the Cave Canem Foundation and the author of the poetry collection "Ordinary Beast."

Duration:00:27:11

Tiana Clark Reads Natasha Trethewey

6/20/2018
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Tiana Clark joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Natasha Trethewey's poem "Repentance," and her own poem, "Nashville." Tiana Clark is the author of the chapbook "Equilibrium," which won the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Prize. Her first full-length book of poems, "I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood," winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, will be published in September. Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection "Native Guard," and was the United...

Duration:00:30:53

Ada Limón and Natalie Diaz Discuss “Envelopes of Air”

5/23/2018
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Ada Limón and Natalie Diaz join Kevin Young to discuss their collaborative poetry project, “Envelopes of Air,” a series of eight poems written in correspondence between the two poets, currently featured on newyorker.com. Below, Limón and Diaz reflect on the project’s origins, context, and process. “The original context for the poems was quite simple really: to write poem-letters to each other. We wanted to collaborate somehow and I was originally scared Natalie was going to ask me to draw...

Duration:00:30:53

Marie Howe Reads Lucie Brock-Broido

3/21/2018
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Marie Howe joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Lucie Brock-Broido's poem "The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act" and her own poem "The Star Market."

Duration:00:38:00

Meena Alexander Reads Gerald Stern

2/21/2018
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Meena Alexander joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Gerald Stern’s poem “Adonis," and her own poem “Kochi by the Sea.”

Duration:00:23:06

Terrance Hayes reads Matthew Dickman

1/17/2018
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Terrance Hayes joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Matthew Dickman's poem "Fire" and his own poem “New York Poem."

Duration:00:26:31

David Lehman Reads John Ashbery

12/20/2017
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David Lehman joins Kevin Young to read and discuss John Ashbery's Poem "Worsening Situation," and his own poem "Stages on Life's Way."

Duration:00:30:00

Tracy K. Smith Reads Matthew Dickman

11/15/2017
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Tracy K. Smith joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Matthew Dickman’s poem “Minimum Wage," and her own poem “Declaration.”

Duration:00:23:36

Charles Simic Reads Sharon Olds

10/18/2017
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Charles Simic joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Sharon Olds’ poem “Her Birthday as Ashes in Seawater,” and his own poem “The Infinite.”

Duration:00:23:14

Danielle Chapman Reads Zbigniew Herbert

9/20/2017
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Danielle Chapman joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Zbigniew Herbert's poem "Mr. Cogito Laments the Pettiness of Dreams," and her own poem "The Tavern Parlor."

Duration:00:26:11

Stephen Mitchell Reads Richard WIlbur

8/16/2017
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Stephen Mitchell joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Richard Wilbur's poem "Two Voices in a Meadow," and his own translation of "The Death of Argos," from Homer’s Odyssey.

Duration:00:31:14

Erica Jong Reads John Updike

7/19/2017
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Erica Jong joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss John Updike's poem "The City Outside," and her own poem "Dear Keats."

Duration:00:24:42

Lia Purpura Reads Carl Phillips

6/21/2017
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Lia Purpura joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Carl Phillip's poem "White Dog," and her own poem "First Leaf."

Duration:00:27:18

Tom Sleigh Reads Seamus Heaney

5/20/2017
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Tom Sleigh joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Seamus Heaney’s poem “In the Attic” and his own poem “The Fox.”

Duration:00:32:45

Andrew Motion Reads Alice Oswald

4/19/2017
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Andrew Motion joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Alice Oswald’s poem “Evening Poem” and his own poem “Waders.”

Duration:00:41:04

Mary Karr Reads Terrance Hayes

3/15/2017
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Mary Karr joins Paul Muldoon to read and discuss Terrance Hayes’s poem “Ars Poetica with Bacon” and her own poem “Face Down.”

Duration:00:24:59