Poetry Sep 21Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa reads some of his poems.
Poetry Feb 12Cynthia Zarin Reads ‘Harriet’ and Other Poems
Cynthia Zarin is the author of three books of poetry -- "The Swordfish Tooth" (1989); "Fire Lyric" (1993); and "The Watercourse" (2002, Los Angeles Times Book Prize) -- and five books for children.
Poetry Feb 12Cynthia Zarin
Poet Cynthia Zarin reads some of her poems.
Poetry Jan 13Elizabeth Alexander Reflects on Inaugural Reading
Only a few poets have participated in the swearing-in ceremony for our nation's highest office, and on Jan. 20, 2008, Elizabeth Alexander will become just the fourth to hold that honor when she recites an original poem at President-elect Barack…
Poetry Jan 13Elizabeth Alexander
Poet Elizabeth Alexander reads some of her poems.
Poetry Oct 03Lawson Fusao Inada Reads ‘The Stand’
Poet Lawson Fusao Inada reads some of his poems, including "The Stand." In addition to his experiences at the Japanese internment camps, many of Inada's poems are influenced by his love of jazz music.
Poetry Oct 03Lawson Fusao Inada
Poet Lawson Fusao Inada reads some of his poems.
Poetry Apr 08Mary Jo Bang Reads From ‘Elegy’
Poet Mary Jo Bang reads some of her poems from her 2007 collection "Elegy," which explores the poetic form of grief and mourning.
Poetry Apr 08Mary Jo Bang
Poet Mary Jo Bang reads some of her poems.
Poetry Mar 03Li-Young Lee Reflects on Finding Home and Family
In an extended interview, Li-Young Lee reflects on his sense of home, how he finds it in Chicago and in poems, and on his family, who came to the United States as political refugees. He also reads some of his…