by Kathleen Graber • from AGNI
Kathleen Graber is the author of two poetry collections, including The Eternal City, finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry.
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"As readers of contemporary poetry, Helen Vendler and David Lehman could not be more different or more necessary. In his Best American Poetry series, Lehman has demonstrated a big tent approach to poetry, open to the lively variety of the contemporary scene, and enlisted a range of poets as editors to address that variety and make choices for the yearly anthology. Helen Vendler, on the other hand, like other formidable critics before her, is engaged in constructing something less inclusive, for her job is to identify what will be worth reading in the future among all that is being written today."—Mark Jarman MORE
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Audio recordings of events in our Readings & Conversations and In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series are available via podcast generally within one week of the event. Selected past Lannan events are also being released periodically in audio and/or video format. We also have rare video interviews with people such as Peter Reading and John Berger.
Andrew McCulloch introduces John Montague's "Regionalism."
Henri Cole on Paris.
Sarah Maguire's Almost the Equinox reviewed by Kate Kellaway.
Ted Kooser presents Debra Marquart's "Traveling with Guitar."
Carol Rumens introduces Osip Mandelstam's "The Admiralty," translated by Yuri Drobyshev and Carol Rumens.
"... 3,000 pages of his "Complete Works" seem tragically few."
Benjamin Ivry reviews The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, edited by Robert Alter.
Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life, by Jonathan Bate, reviewed by Martin Rubin.
Saudi court sentences poet to death.
David Biespiel continues his sequence of autobiographical portraits on his early education as a poet.
Kaveh Akbar interviews Franny Choi.
Richard Holmes on "The Greatness of William Blake."
Frank Stasio talks with Gibbons Ruark about his new collection, The Road to Ballyvaughan.
Robin Coste Lewis honored with National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus.
Cassandra Seltman reviews Felix Bernstein's Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry.
Suzanne Lummis on "Film Noir and the Poetry of Lynda Hull."
Mark Lawton talks with Reginald Dwayne Betts.
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