• July 4, 1997  

    Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reads Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem about war and patriotism. Continue reading

  • April 14, 1997  

    Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with this year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The poet is Lisel Mueller, who won the prize for "Alive Together," a collection representing 35 years of her work. Continue reading

  • April 2, 1997  

    In a discussion with Elizabeth Farnsworth, America’s newest Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, discusses the state of poetry in America, his new job and poetry in cyberspace. Continue reading

  • October 4, 1996  

    The Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Wislawa Szymborska, a 73-year-old poet from Poland, a country with an embattled history and a rich tradition of writers. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with Robert Hass, the poet laureate of the U.S., about her writing. Continue reading

  • April 22, 1996  

    While politicians promise continued regulations and protection of the environment on this Earth Day, Elizabeth Farnsworth explores the artistic side of the American landscape with four writers. Continue reading

  • April 12, 1996  

    The coveted Pulitzer Prize for poetry went to author Jorie Graham for her book The Dream of the Unified Field. Jim Lehrer spoke to her from Iowa City, Iowa. Continue reading

  • January 29, 1996   BY Admin 

    Joseph Brodsky emigrated to the United States after being expelled from his native Russia in 1972. Continue reading

  • January 29, 1996  

    Joseph Brodsky emigrated to the United States after being expelled from his native Russia in 1972. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987 and was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991. His books of poetry include "A Part of Speech" (1977) and "To Urania" (1988), both published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Continue reading

  • January 16, 1996  

    Miller Williams is the third poet to recite his work at a presidential inauguration. He follows Robert Frost, who read for John F. Kennedy in 1961, and fellow Arkansan Maya Angelou, who recited a poem for President Clinton’s four years ago. Elizabeth Farnsworth discusses the inaugural and poetry with Williams. Continue reading

  • November 10, 1988  

    Joseph Brodsky talks about the thing he liked most about America; its spirit of individualism. Continue reading

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