The festival will feature a globally popular production of “The Magic Flute,” a new Mark Morris dance and a musical adaptation of a Langston Hughes poem.
Mr. Merwin, one of the world’s most decorated poets, sang of silence and nature with an oracular voice. Later in life he became an ardent conservationist.
The 92nd Street Y has released a 1950 recording in which the poet talks about live vs. recorded readings and how to pace a public performance.
His improvisational poetry, which he called “word jazz,” attracted admiring collaborators like Fred Astaire, Jerry Garcia, Tom Waits and Laurie Anderson.
A new collection of the writer’s prose and poems, “On Drinking,” makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski’s view of addiction survive a new era?
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Randall, a poet and librarian, started the press out of his home, eventually publishing the work of about 200 writers amid Detroit’s flowering Black Arts Movement.
Nashville Ballet’s “Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux,” started as poetry. A creative team that includes Rhiannon Giddens is bringing it to the stage.
An author unafraid to defy midcentury attitudes about her gender. “What is important is humanity,” she said, “not being a man or a woman.”