We invited 2016 Walt Whitman winner Mai Der Vang to curate a five-part series that will highlight a small community of Hmong American poets whose voices enrich and bring greater diversity to the literary landscape of this country. Each month, Vang will feature a poem by and discussion with a Hmong American poet as a way to showcase their work and explore the themes that drive them to write.
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, we commissioned fifty poets to write poems about a park in each of the fifty states for the project Imagine Our Parks with Poems.
|May 2011||Behind the Curtains: Close-Reading Ruth Stone||Audio|
|May 2011||Backchat: Marie Howe in Conversation||Audio|
|Mar 2011||Dear Claudia: A Letter in Response||Audio|
|Feb 2011||Open Letter: A Dialogue on Race and Poetry||Audio|
|Jan 2011||The Beautiful Changes||Audio|
|Aug 2010||Tide of Voices: Why Poetry Matters Now||Audio|
|Jul 2010||A Language for Nature: Preserving the Hawaiian Rainforest||Audio|
|May 2010||Advice to Young Poets: Sharon Olds in Conversation||Audio|
|Apr 2010||Backchat: Philip Levine in Conversation||Audio|
|Apr 2010||Backchat: Albert Goldbarth in Conversation||Audio|