Natasha Trethewey joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Charles Wright's poem "Toadstools," and her own poem "Repentance." Trethewey, a former United States Poet Laureate, is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent poetry collection is "Monument."
Safiya Sinclair Reads Natalie Diaz
Safiya Sinclair joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Natalie Diaz's poem " ." Sinclair is the author of the poetry collection "Cannibal" and the forthcoming memoir "How to Say Babylon."
Rachel Eliza Griffiths Reads W.S. Merwin
Rachel Eliza Griffiths joins Kevin Young to discuss ." Griffiths is a poet and artist who has received fellowships from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Cave Canem Foundation, and Yaddo, among others. Her latest book is "Lighting the Shadow."
Peter Balakian Reads Theodore Roethke
Peter Balakian joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Theodore Roethke's poem " ." Balakian's latest book is "Ozone Journal," which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Craig Morgan Teicher Reads Forrest Gander
Craig Morgan Teicher joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Forrest Gander’s poem “ .” Teicher is a poet and critic whose collection "The Trembling Answers" received the 2018 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His latest book is "We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress."