Tag Archives: poetry

Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee talks about scarcity, best words, A Love Supreme, and the attempt to understand our collective human mission.  The featured book is The Undressing (Norton 2018)

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*Please note: there were audio difficulties with our phone connection during the live program; this episode of Living Writers is not the usual length.

Franz Wright

From the archives: Franz Wright reads poems from Kindertotenwald (Knopf 2013).  We talk about wearing masks, about the difficult twenties, and about seeing the drawbacks of MFA programs (while still loving scholars and universities).  We also talk about finding your secret of writing, “king of the cats,” and the universal.

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photo credit: Garin Horner

In 2011 Franz Wright read at One Pause Poetry. Click here to visit their site page for the event.

Donald Hall

From the Archives: Donald Hall reads two poems that he wrote while teaching here at Michigan. We also talk about poetry as a vocation, Eagle Pond farm, a life inside and outside academia, the art of revision, baseball, Edgar Allan Poe, and writing with hope.

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photo credit: Linda Kunhardt/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

December 1, 2009:  “Day With(out) Art” – A reading by poet Donald Hall to commemorate World AIDS Day at University of Michigan Museum of Art