Tag Archives: poetry

Writing Is a Celebration

The seventh and last event in our “Poetry and Politics” series features Polish poet Tomasz Różycki and American poet Major Jackson. The reading and conversation took place at Boston University on October 1, 2008. The event was moderated by Irena Grudzinska Gross, former director of the Institute for Human Sciences, who introduces the poets. It […]

The Poet Is an Omnivore

The sixth event in our “Poetry and Politics” series features German poet and public intellectual Hans Magnus Enzensberger. The podcast is an edited recording of Enzensberger’s reading and conversation at Boston University on April 17, 2007. The event was moderated by Institute for Human Sciences director Irena Grudzinska Gross, who introduces the poet in this […]

A Few Magical Moments

The fifth event in our “Poetry and Politics” series (but unfortunately, only the fourth podcast, as we’ve lost the recording of Andrei Codrescu’s memorable reading on November 2, 2006) features the return of Adam Zagajewski to Boston University. The podcast is a recording of Zagajewski’s March 19, 2007 reading at the Institute for Human Sciences. […]

Poetry and Nations

The third event in our “Poetry and Politics” series, this podcast is an unedited recording of an October 2006 event entitled Poetry and Nations, featuring Polish poet Julia Hartwig and American poet Rosanna Warren.  Irena Grudzinska Gross, former director of the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University, moderated the conversation. Julia Hartwig occupies a […]

From Elsewhere: Poetry and National Borders

The second in a series of seven podcasts on the theme of “Poetry and Politics” featuring recordings of conversations with poets moderated by Institute Director Irena Grudsinska Gross at Boston University between 2004 and 2007. This podcast is a recording of an April 2005 reading and conversation with Polish poet Piotr Sommer and American poet […]

Poetry and Empire

This week we begin a series of seven podcasts on the theme of “Poetry and Politics.” Between October 2004 and October 2007, Institute Director Irena Grudzinska Gross moderated a series of conversations with American and European poets as a way of encouraging people to think in new and creative ways about the role culture can […]