Talks given by notable scholars and critics on poets, poetry, and their intersections with other art forms. Features recordings from historic archives and live events.
Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellström: International Poets in Conversation
Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellerström discuss Swedish poetry and the challenges of translation, and they read some poems in both Swedish and English from their anthology, The Star By My Head.
Harris Khalique: International Poets in Conversation
Christopher Merrill speaks with Harris Khalique about literary traditions in Pakistan, the cultural influences of different cities, and the important role of women in Pakistani literature.
Matthew Shenoda: International Poets in Conversation
Kwame Dawes speaks with Matthew Shenoda about Shenoda's poetry and identity as an Egyptian American, and the poetry of the African diaspora.
Gabeba Baderoon: International Poets in Conversation
South African poet Gabeba Baderoon speaks with Matthew Shenoda about poetry and apartheid in South Africa.
Les Murray: International Poets in Conversation
American poet Kevin Young talks to Les Murray about Australian poetry and culture.
Zeyar Lynn: International Poets in Conversation
Burmese poet Zeyar Lynn and English poet and translator James Byrne speak with Ilya Kaminsky about poetry from Burma.