October 5, 2010

Whose Words These Are: Helen Vendler’s Emily...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Helen Vendler (64 minutes, 30 mb mp3) Helen Vendler, our tutor in W. B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens, is showing us here how...| More
December 20, 2007

Helen Vendler: Reading and Riffing on W....

Click to listen to Chris’s conversation with Helen Vendler here (32 minutes, 15 MB MP3) Helen Vendler: A Poem’s Best Friend Helen Vendler — the poet’s best friend and the...| More
October 5, 2009

Whose Words These Are (7): Vendler’s Stevens

What is it about Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955), that such a variety of our contemporaries speak of an attachment that does not hang on “meaning”? Ask who or what...| More
May 15, 2014

Chasing the Dream: Arts School

Show biz is center stage next in our higher ed series: Two venerable private art schools in Boston's Back Bay—Emerson College and the Berklee College of Music—are booming, if you...| More
May 27, 2010

Whose Words These Are (27): Dan Chiasson,...

Click to listen to Chris’s conversation with Dan Chiasson. (50 minutes, 24 mb mp3) Nancy Crampton photo Dan Chiasson has the easy charm of a natural New England oracle, in...| More
November 13, 2009

Whose Words These Are (15): Bloom’s Hart...

We’re in the “living labyrinth” of Harold Bloom’s astonishing memory here. The great sage of New Haven is walking us through the dark, dense maze of his first and favorite...| More
October 9, 2009

Whose Words These Are (10): Stephen Burt

In anticipation of the 2009 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the question has been: where does poetry come from these days? And where is it going? Stephen Burt makes you think of...| More
March 18, 2009

Obama & Hip Hop: The Transracial Drumbeat

Adam Bradley is talking about the President of Flow — about how 30 years of hip-hop (“the most widely disseminated poetry in the history of the world”) laid down the...| More
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