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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.

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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 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.

    • 39 min
    Harris Khalique: International Poets in Conversation

    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.

    • 40 min
    Matthew Shenoda: International Poets in Conversation

    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.

    • 37 min
    Gabeba Baderoon: International Poets in Conversation

    Gabeba Baderoon: International Poets in Conversation

    South African poet Gabeba Baderoon speaks with Matthew Shenoda about poetry and apartheid in South Africa.

    • 34 min
    Les Murray: International Poets in Conversation

    Les Murray: International Poets in Conversation

    American poet Kevin Young talks to Les Murray about Australian poetry and culture.

    • 43 min
    Zeyar Lynn: International Poets in Conversation

    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.

    • 44 min

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