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From the Desert to the Sea: A Video Conversation with Mark Doty – Poet, Essayist, Memoirist

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MARK DOTY is a poet, essayist, and memoirist. He received the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008.

Doty is the author of nine books of poetry and four books of prose.  In 2015, W.W. Norton published Deep Lane, “which the publisher calls a book of descents: into the earth beneath the garden, into the dark substrata of a life.”  His volumes of poetry include Sweet Machine (HarperCollins, 1998), Source, (HarperCollins, 2002), School of the Arts (HarperCollins, 2005) and Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (HarperCollins, 2008), which received the National Book Award.

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Carolyn Forché: Poet, Author, Educator

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CAROLYN FORCHÉ is a celebrated American poet, editor, professor, memoirist, essayist, translator, and a human rights advocate. She has produced poetry since her early 20s and has won several awards for her work.

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Poet Marie Howe: Always Worth Waiting For

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MARIE HOWE is the author of four volumes of poetry: “Magdalene: Poems” (W.W. Norton, 2017); “The Kingdom of Ordinary Time” (W.W. Norton, 2009); “What the Living Do” (1997); and “The Good Thief” (1988). She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, “In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic” (1994). Her poems have appeared in “The New Yorker,” “The Atlantic”, “Poetry,” “Agni,” “Ploughshares,” “Harvard Review,” and “The Partisan Review,” among others. In August, 2012 she was named the State Poet for New York.

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Composer Fredrick Kaufman: Life on the Cutting Edge

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FREDRICK KAUFMAN (b.1936) is the composer of over one hundred and thirty compositions that have been performed by leading orchestras worldwide. In addition, Kaufman is a former Fulbright Scholar, and author of “The African Roots of Jazz,” a groundbreaking study that drew heavily on his early musical life as a jazz trumpet player with the Woody Herman Band.

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Artist Sandra Ramos: A Foot in Miami and a Foot in Havana

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SANDRA RAMOS is a Cuban contemporary painter, printmaker, collagist, and installation artist who explores nationality, gender, and identity in her work.

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