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  1. Robert Creeley, Reading, 16 April 1990

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    Robert Creeley, one of the most influential American poets of his generation, launched the Black Mountain poetry movement with Charles Olson. He has said, "I write when no other act is possible."…

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    • Mary Oliver with Coleman Barks, Conversation, 4 August 2001

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      Mary Oliver's poetry, with her lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. She is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery,…

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      • Mary Oliver, Reading, 4 August 2001

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        Mary Oliver's poetry, with her lyrical connection to the natural world, has firmly established her in the highest realm of American poets. She is renowned for her evocative and precise imagery,…

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        • John Berger with Michael Ondaatje, Conversation 4, Episode 7

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          John Berger is a storyteller, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, whose body of work embodies his concern for, in Geoff Dyer's words, "the enduring mystery of great art…

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          • W. S. Merwin, Reading, 18 October 2000

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            W.S. Merwin poet, translator, and environmental activist, has become one of the most widely read poets in America, with a career spanning five decades. The son of a Presbyterian minister, for whom…

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            • Chris Hedges on the work of Sheldon Wolin, 17 May 2011

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              Chris Hedges, who has written, "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug," is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and publishes a regular column on…

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              • Lucille Clifton, Reading, 21 May 1996

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                Lucille Clifton was born in 1936 in Depew, New York. Her luminous and incisive poems have been published in nine books, including The Book of Light, Quilting, and Next. Ms. Clifton has said, “I’ve…

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                • Naomi Klein with Katharine Viner, Talk, 29 April 2015

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                  Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, fellow at The Nation Institute, and author of several international bestsellers. Her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism…

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                  • Eduardo Galeano, Talk, 15 May 2013

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                    Eduardo Galeano was in the U.S. in May 2013 to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and to promote his new book, Los híjos de los días. The…

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                    • Sandra Cisneros with Dorothy Allison, Conversation, 8 October 1996

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                      Sandra Cisneros, the author of The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, is a poet and fiction writer. Self described as a "terrorist," "anarchist,"…

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                      • Lorrie Moore with Kate Moses, Conversation, 19 Jan 2011

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                        Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collection Birds of America (described as “one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability” by The New York Times Book…

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                        • Everything and More: A Tribute to David Foster Wallace, Reading 1, 16 March 2011

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                          David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) was one of the most acclaimed and influential American writers of his generation. A gifted novelist, essayist and humorist, he is best known for his 1996 opus, the…

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