Poetry as an Antidote

Tired of winter? Waiting for spring?

This playlist of conversations about poetry could be the antidote to the “Ides of March.”  Enjoy conversations with some of the names you know, like David Whyte, Jane Hirshfield, and W.S. Merwin, and some of the Bolinas “Beat” poets, like Stephen Ratcliffe and Joanne Kyger. And hear a variety of other events we’ve been fortunate enough to host, including community readings from Thoreau’s journal (with actor Frances McDormand) and Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself (with poet Bob Haas); poetry set to classical piano and song; collections of poetry curated by Rachel Naomi Remen, Larry Robinson, and Host Michael Lerner; and much more.

And an extra bonus! A video clip from Orland Bishop reading Langston Hughes’ “A Negro Speaks of Rivers” from a recent conversation with him.

Spring will be here before you know it.

Photo: 2011 Reading of Thoreau’s Journal at The New School, with Community Luminaries including Actor Frances McDormand. Photo: Kyra Epstein