2000 Years of Chinese Poetry
As part of AR’s World Poetry Series, David Barsamian interviewed Bill Doub, a scholar of Oriental culture and former CU professor. Doub and his wife Nancy edited the Asian Studies...
Childhood Memories, Poetry & Palestine
Interviewed by David Barsamian.
Hafeez Ahmed Khan
Ghazal: Urdu Poetry
Recorded at a mehfil, a house concert where everyone takes their shoes off and sits on pillows and carpets. The informal atmosphere is quite different from a concert hall. In this recording,...
Indian Realities: Poetry and Viewpoints
Live in Eugene
John Trudell believes that the progression of civilization has spawned a “mining of the spirit.” Society pollutes the minds of its people with technological toxic waste. The individual is alienated...
Native American Poetry and Perspectives
Neruda & Modern Latin American Literature
Pablo Neruda of Chile, 1904-1973, won the Nobel Prize in 1971. Jorge Edwards, a Chilean writer, discusses Neruda's vast literary output. Edwards, who knew Neruda, describes how his work evolved...
Poetry & Politics
June Jordan knows well the burdens placed upon the children of immigrants. It's part of what gave her the courage and conviction to observe the world with the unblinking eye...
Produced by David Barsamian as part of The World Poetry series.
Gary Snyder, Ed Sanders and Nanao Sakaki at Naropa University
One of Native America's most important writers and poets reads his work and is interviewed by David Barsamian.
Amiri Baraka reads some of his best poems including: Wise One, Reflections, The Premium, Class Struggle in Music, Black Music, Wailers, Sounding and How to Beat Reagan. The event concludes...
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