Deborah Landau joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Anne Sexton's poem " ,” both Lannan Literary Selections; the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry, she directs the creative writing program at New York University.
Kaveh Akbar Reads Ellen Bryant Voigt
Kaveh Akbar joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt’s poem " ". Akbar is the author of the poetry collection “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” as well as the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2018 Levis Reading Prize.
Nick Flynn Reads Zoë Hitzig
Nick Flynn joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Zoë Hitzig’s poem “ ” Flynn's latest poetry collection is “My Feelings"; he will publish two new books, "Stay" and "I Will Destroy You," in 2019. Flynn has received the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, as well as awards and fellowships from PEN, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Library of Congress.
Catherine Barnett Reads Wislawa Szymborska
Catherine Barnett joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Wislawa Szymborska's poem "Maybe All This" (translated, from the Polish, by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Barańczak) and her own poem "Son in August." Barnett is the author of the poetry collections "Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced," "The Game of Boxes," and "Human Hours," out in September.
Nicole Sealey Reads Ellen Bass
Nicole Sealey joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bass' poem " ." Sealey is the executive director at the Cave Canem Foundation and the author of the poetry collection "Ordinary Beast."