American Poetries (Conversation + Q&A)

Adrienne Rich wrote that there is no such thing as an “American Poetry.” Instead, there are American Poetries—so many divergent schools that no single style or aesthetic can be singled out as the definitively “American” one. Cornelius Eady, Nikky Finney, Edward Hirsch and Paisley Rekdal consider what we gain from this diversity and by listening more closely to each other. After the pre-recorded conversation, the poets enage in live Q&A with the Festival audience. Conversation moderated by Martin J. Farawell. Q&A moderated by Victoria Russell.