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2006 Poetry Posters
Mind | Body Poster

Mind | Body
By Gregory Djanikian

"…a stunning assessment of what it means to me to be human – to be caught between heaven and earth, soul and body. It's funny, wise, and poignant."

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Gregory Djanikian reads "Mind | Body"

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Dear Gender
By Stacey Waite

"Stacey Waite is an exciting, fresh new voice in American poetry, and "Dear Gender" stands out in her first collection as a tender and accomplished exploration and evocation of difference."

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Stacey Waite reads "Dear Gender "

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Behaving Like A Jew
By Gerald Stern

"…Gerald Stern's 'Behaving Like a Jew'…extends and amplifies our thinking about identity in fresh and imaginative ways."

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Gerald Stern reads 'Behaving Like A Jew'

The Archer Yi Poster

Gun/Woman/Son
By Terrance Hayes

"The poem's excavations of origin, set against the backdrop of a troubled America, are strikingly memorable in their rawness, their energy, their push to construct a habitable identity."

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Terrance Hayes reads 'Gun/Woman/Son'


More Videos:

Gregory Djanikian reads more poems, with an introduction by Bill Brockman, 3.21.06.

Stacey Waite reads more poems, with an introduction by Bill Brockman, 3.21.06.

Bill Brockman's introduction to "Behaving Like a Jew" by Gerald Stern, 3.21.06.


2006 Poetry Advisory Committee: William Brockman, William Joyce, Gabriel Welsch, Steven Herb
2006 Poetry Selection Committee: Lynn Emanuel, Ron Mohring, Jeanne Murray Walker


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