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Featuring recordings from the BWLS archive, in which contemporary poets explore their thinking on poetry & poetics, & give a series of lectures resulting from these investigations. Season Three includes six talks by Terrance Hayes. Hayes's BWLS lectures circle the work and life of Etheridge Knight, a poet who has been a muse and mystery (and ghost mentor) for Hayes throughout his career. Season One: Joshua Beckman and Season Two: Dorothea Lasky, are also available.

The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry Podcas‪t‬ Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry

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Featuring recordings from the BWLS archive, in which contemporary poets explore their thinking on poetry & poetics, & give a series of lectures resulting from these investigations. Season Three includes six talks by Terrance Hayes. Hayes's BWLS lectures circle the work and life of Etheridge Knight, a poet who has been a muse and mystery (and ghost mentor) for Hayes throughout his career. Season One: Joshua Beckman and Season Two: Dorothea Lasky, are also available.

    2.5 Dorothea Lasky: "The Bees"

    2.5 Dorothea Lasky: "The Bees"

    Welcome to the fifth and final episode of Season Two of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry podcast. This season, we're listening to five lectures by Dorothea Lasky. Today, we’ll hear Dorothea Lasky give her lecture, “The Bees.” This lecture, the last in Lasky’s book of poetry lectures, Animal, was recorded especially for this episode. Following the lecture, Lasky and podcast host/BWLS coordinator Ellen Welcker will have a brief wonder about bees, flies, pigs, and some of the ways we might live together better.

    Dorothea Lasky’s lectures explore the non-linear and highly complex relationship between language, color, time, and meaning-making–considering, for example, the “I” as multiplicitous shape-shifter–in search of the wild power of poetry. 

    Visit us at our website, www.bagleywrightlectures.org, for more information about Bagley Wright lecturers, as well as links to supplementary materials on each lecturer’s archive page, including selected writings. Thank you for listening--and stay tuned for Season Three: Terrance Hayes.

    Dorothea Lasky's book of collected BWLS lectures, Animal (Wave Books, 2019) is here.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    2.4 Dorothea Lasky: "The Beast: How Poetry Makes Us Human"

    2.4 Dorothea Lasky: "The Beast: How Poetry Makes Us Human"

    Welcome to the fourth episode of Season Two of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series podcast. This season, we're listening to five lectures by Dorothea Lasky, and related conversations with experts in some of the subjects of Lasky's talks. This week, we’ll hear Dorothea Lasky give her lecture, “The Beast: How Poetry Makes Us Human.” This lecture was given December 5, 2013, at the Library of Congress. 

    Lasky's lectures explore the non-linear and highly complex relationship between language, color, time, and meaning-making, considering, for example, the “I” as multiplicitous shape-shifter in search of the wild power of poetry. 

    Following this lecture, we’ll hear a conversation on the innate magic of objects between Lasky and puppeteer Christopher Mullens. 

    Visit us at our website, www.bagleywrightlectures.org, for more information about Bagley Wright lecturers, as well as links to supplementary materials on each lecturer’s archive page, including selected writings. Thank you to the Library of Congress for partnering with the Series for this event, and thank you for listening.

    Dorothea Lasky's book of collected BWLS lectures, Animal (Wave Books, 2019) is here.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    2.3 Dorothea Lasky: "On The Materiality of the Imagination"

    2.3 Dorothea Lasky: "On The Materiality of the Imagination"

    Welcome to the third episode of Season Two of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry podcast. This season, we're listening to five lectures by Dorothea Lasky, and related conversations with experts in some of the subjects of Lasky's talks. Today we'll hear "On the Materiality of the Imagination.” This lecture was given November 21, 2013, at Seattle Arts and Lectures.

    Lasky's lectures explore the non-linear and highly complex relationship between language, color, time, and meaning-making, considering, for example, the “I” as multiplicitous shape-shifter in search of the wild power of poetry.

    Following today's lecture, we’ll tune in to a conversation on the supernatural, between Lasky, paranormal investigator Vinny Carbone, and mystic artist and spiritual teacher, Lou Florez. To learn more about Vinny Carbone and his work, please visit his YouTube channel and his Instagram. To learn more about Lou Florez and his work, please visit his website, Instagram, and his nonprofit, Water Has No Enemy. 

    Visit us at our website, www.bagleywrightlectures.org, for more information about Bagley Wright lecturers, as well as links to supplementary materials on each lecturer’s archive page, including selected writings. Thank you to Seattle Arts and Lectures for partnering with the Series for this event, and thank you for listening.

    Dorothea Lasky's book of collected BWLS lectures, Animal (Wave Books, 2019) is here.

    Music: "I Recall" by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    2.2 Dorothea Lasky: "What is Color in Poetry, or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word?"

    2.2 Dorothea Lasky: "What is Color in Poetry, or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word?"

    Welcome to the second episode of Season Two of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry podcast. This season, we're listening to five lectures by Dorothea Lasky, and related conversations with experts in some of the subjects of Lasky's talks. Today, we'll hear “What is Color in Poetry, or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word?” This lecture was given September 20, 2013, at New York University.

    Lasky's lectures explore the non-linear and highly complex relationship between language, creativity, states of being, and meaning-making, considering, for example, the 'I' as multiplicitous shape-shifter in search of the wild power of poetry.

    Following the lecture, we’ll hear a conversation on color, between Lasky and visual artist Tiffany Patterson. To learn more about Tiffany Patterson, please visit her website, here, and check out the BWLS blog to see the two paintings they discuss in this episode.

    Visit us at our website, www.bagleywrightlectures.org, for more information about Bagley Wright lecturers, as well as links to supplementary materials on each lecturer’s archive page, including selected writings. Thank you to NYU for partnering with the Series for this event, and thank you for listening.

    Dorothea Lasky's book of collected BWLS lectures, Animal (Wave Books, 2019) is here.

    Music: "I Recall" by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    2.1 Dorothea Lasky: "Poetry and the Metaphysical 'I'"

    2.1 Dorothea Lasky: "Poetry and the Metaphysical 'I'"

    Welcome to the first episode of Season Two of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry podcast. This season, we're listening to five lectures by Dorothea Lasky, and related conversations with experts in some of the subjects of Lasky's talks. Today we'll hear "Poetry and the Metaphysical 'I'.” This lecture was given October 10, 2013, at Harvard University's Woodberry Poetry Room.

    Lasky's lectures explore the non-linear and highly complex relationship between language, creativity, states of being, and meaning-making, considering, for example, the “I” as multiplicitous shape-shifter in search of the wild power of poetry.

    Following today's lecture, we’ll consider some of these topics, in a brief conversation between Lasky and two amazing people: poet, ceremonialist, energetic herbalist and intuitive Danielle Vogel, and artist and intuitive Asher Hartman. To learn more about Danielle Vogel, visit her websites here and here. To learn more about Asher Hartman and his work, visit his websites here and here.

    For more information about Bagley Wright lecturers,  as well as links to supplementary materials on each lecturer’s archive page, including selected writings, visit us at our website, www.bagleywrightlectures.org. Thank you to the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University for partnering with the Series for this event, and thank you for listening.

    Dorothea Lasky's book of collected BWLS lectures, Animal (Wave Books, 2019) is here.

    Music: "I Recall" by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    1.3 Joshua Beckman: "Friendship, Porousness, and the Intimate Experience of Poetry"

    1.3 Joshua Beckman: "Friendship, Porousness, and the Intimate Experience of Poetry"

    Welcome to the third and final episode of Season One of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series podcast. This week, we’ll hear Joshua Beckman give his lecture “Friendship, Porousness, and the Intimate Experience of Poetry.” This lecture was given May 22, 2014, at the Poetry Foundation.

    Joshua Beckman’s Bagley Wright lectures attempt to articulate and conjure for the listener the private and shared experiences one can have through reading and listening to poetry. Beckman attends to imaginative reality as well as physical artifacts, including beloved dead poets, friendship as viewed through the lens of reading, the book-object, and his own writing process as seen through ‘the lives of the poems.’

    Visit us at our website, www.bagleywrightlectures.org, for more information about Bagley Wright lecturers, as well as links to supplementary materials on each lecturer’s archive page, including selected writings. Thank you to the Poetry Foundation for partnering with the Series for this event, and thank you for listening. Please stay tuned-and subscribe-for Season Two, coming soon.

    Joshua Beckman's double-book set of collected BWLS lectures, Three Talks and The Lives of the Poems (Wave Books, 2018) is here.

    Music: "I Recall" by Blue Dot Sessions

    From the Free Music Archive
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    • 43 min

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