Classic Podcasts

Elaine Equi's latest book, Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems, was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award. Other collections include Surface Tension,Decoy, and Voice-Over.

Darin Strauss is the bestselling author of the New York Times Notable books Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy. His new novel, More Than It Hurts You, was published this summer.

The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Colson Whitehead is the author of The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, The Colossus of New York, and most recently Apex Hides the Hurt.

In conversation with Darin Strauss

The award-winning poet and nonfiction writer's 2008 memoir, The Bishop's Daughter, was named an Editor's Choice by The New York Times.

In conversation with Tom Healy

Readings by two recent contributors to The Paris Review.

Hosted by Editors Meghan O’Rourke and Chris Cox

Co-sponsored with The Paris Review

The 2007-2008 Poet Laureate is the author of 18 books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The World Doesn’t End, and Selected Poems: 1963-2003, which won the Griffin Prize. His most recent book of poetry, That Little Something, was published in February 2008.

In conversation with Deborah Landau

A reading and conversation with three emerging British poets, all winners of the prestigious Eric Gregory Award for writers under 30.

In conversation with Alice Quinn

Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America

Todd Hasak-Lowy is the author The Task of This Translator, his debut story collection. His first novel, CAPTIVES, is forthcoming in October 2008 from Spiegel & Grau.

Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer and filmmaker. His books published in English include the short story collections The Nimrod Flipout and most recently The Girl On The Fridge.

Introduction by Matthew Rohrer

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

An inaugural program connecting New York and the Twin Cities, with a reading by an emerging poet followed by a moderated discussion with Robert N. Casper (Poetry Society of America) and Eric Lorberer (Rain Taxi Review of Books).

Co-sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Poetry Society of America.

Terrance Hayes is the author of three books of poetry: Hip Logic, which won National Poetry Series, Muscular Music, and most recently Wind in a Box.

In conversation with Robert N. Casper

Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America

His first collection of short stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award. His second book, The Known World, won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. All Aunt Hagar’s Children, a collection of short stories, was published in 2006.

In conversation with Chuck Wachtel

A novelist and essayist, Francine Prose has published 12 novels including Blue Angel, a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award, and most recently, Goldengrove. Prose is the 2008-09 Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at NYU.

The Paris Review Salon features acclaimed fiction writers Colum McCann and Padgett Powell in a reading hosted by editor Chris Cox.

Co-sponsored by The Paris Review

This event honors Agha Shahid Ali, esteemed NYU professor and poet. His posthumous poetry collection, The Veiled Suite, will be published in February 2009 by W.W. Norton. Readings will be given by Nicholas Christopher, Michael Collier, Daniel Hall, Marie Ponsot, Grace Schulman, Tom Sleigh, Jean Valentine, and Chuck Wachtel.

Co-sponsored by W.W. Norton

Major Jackson is the author of Hoops, a finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn, winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The Emerging Writers Series showcases graduate students of the NYU Creative Writing Program. Readings feature established writers as special guests.

Amy Hempel is the acclaimed author of four short story collections: Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the Marriage. The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel (2006) gathers all the stories from the four earlier books. Note: This podcast is a recording of an earlier reading, featuring Darin Strauss in conversation with Amy Hempel in spring 2008.

Christian Hawkey is the author of Citizen Of; Hour, Hour; and The Book of Funnels, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award in 2006.

In conversation with Robert N. Casper

Co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America

Sharon Olds is the author of nine books of poetry including The Dead & the Living, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Strike Sparks: Selected Poems, and The Father, which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent book is One Secret Thing.

Introduction by Deborah Landau

Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot, and Chelsey Minnis

Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot and Chelsey Minnis read from their newest collections. Introduction by Matthew Rohrer.

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Charles Simic, the fifteenth poet laureate of the United States (2007-2008), has published numerous collections of poems, among them, "My Noiseless Entourage;" "Selected Poems: 1963-2003," for which he received the 2005 International Griffin Poetry Prize; "The Voice at 3:00 AM: Selected Late and New Poems;" and "The World Doesn’t End: Prose Poems," for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His most recent book is "The Renegade: Writings on Poetry and a Few Other Things" (2009).

In conversation with Alice Quinn

Eric Bogosian reads from his new novel, "Perforated Heart." He is the author of two other novels, several films, and numerous award-winning works for the theater including “Talk Radio.” On television, he currently co-stars as Captain Danny Ross on the long running series “Law and Order: CI.” Introduction by Marcelle Clements. (Photo © Steve Appleford).