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Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems; or, may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry. It is published in dedicated magazines (the longest established being Poetry and Oxford Poetry), individual collections and wider anthologies. — Wikipedia
The New Yorker: Poetry Readings and conversation with The New Yorker's poetry editor, Kevin Young.
Clarence Major Reads Billy Collins
by email@example.com (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on June 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Clarence Major joins Kevin Young to read “Downpour,” by Billy Collins, and his own poem “Hair.” Major’s recent honors include a PEN Oakland Reginald Lockett Lifetime Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in the fine arts from the Congressional Black Caucus foundation.
Elisa Gonzalez Reads Czeslaw Milosz
by firstname.lastname@example.org (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on April 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Elisa Gonzalez joins Kevin Young to read “Gathering Apricots,” by Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Robert Hass, and her own poem “Failed Essay on Privilege.” Gonzalez was recently a Fulbright scholar in Poland, and her work has received support from the Norman Mailer Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Ben Purkert Reads Jorie Graham
by email@example.com (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on March 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Ben Purkert joins Kevin Young to read “Notes on the Reality of the Self,” by Jorie Graham, and his own poem “News.” Purkert began contributing poetry to The New Yorker in 2012, and his début poetry collection, “For the Love of Endings,” was published in 2018.
Kwame Dawes Reads Derek Walcott
by firstname.lastname@example.org (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on February 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Kwame Dawes joins Kevin Young to read “The Season of Phantasmal Peace,” by Derek Walcott, and his own poem “Before Winter.” Dawes is the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His many honors include a 2019 Windham Campbell Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the Ford Prize for Poetry.
Ellen Bass Reads Frank X. Gaspar
by email@example.com (WNYC Studios and The New Yorker) on January 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Ellen Bass joins Kevin Young to read “Quahogs,” by Frank X. Gaspar, and her own poem “Because.” A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass has received the Lambda Literary Award for poetry, the Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, and fellowships from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.