Theater video tags: 2023

An Evening With Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi

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In this video, South Korean poet Kim Hyesoon reads with her longtime translator Don Mee Choi, both sharing their work and speaking about their writing and collaboration with Susan Bernofsky, director of Literary Translation at Columbia University. Choi’s latest poetry collection, Mirror Nation (Wave Books, 2024), is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

 

Rebecca Makkai: I Have Some Questions for You

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Rebecca Makkai discusses her newest novel, I Have Some Questions for You (Viking, 2023), and talks about spectacles of violence in media and what makes a good mystery in a conversation with journalist Rachael Brown for this 2023 Wheeler Centre event in Melbourne, including an introductory reading by playwright and novelist Suzie Miller.

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Paul Harding: This Other Eden

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In this 2023 Charleston Literary Festival event, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Paul Harding talks to Geoffrey Harpham about his latest novel, This Other Eden (Norton, 2023), which is inspired by the true story of Malaga Island, home to one of the first racially integrated towns in the American Northeast.

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The Book of (More) Delights by Ross Gay

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In this Family Action Network event, Ross Gay reads from his latest essay collection, The Book of (More) Delights (Algonquin Books, 2023), and speaks about the practice of writing short essays and playing basketball in a conversation with poet and editor Adrian Matejka.

Emily Luan and Brandon Shimoda

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In this 2023 virtual event hosted by City Lights Bookstore, Emily Luan, author of 回 / Return (Nightboat Books, 2023), and Brandon Shimoda, author of Hydra Medusa (Nightboat Books, 2023), read from their poetry collections and discuss themes of memory, mourning, and migration in their writing.

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C Pam Zhang With Padma Lakshmi

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“I was really curious about how this fear of impending loss affects people.” In this 2023 LIVE From NYPL event, C Pam Zhang reads from her second novel, Land of Milk and Honey (Riverhead Books, 2023), and discusses grief, natural disasters, and apocalypse in a conversation with author and television host Padma Lakshmi.

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Franny Choi in Conversation With Danez Smith

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“The reason I’m so terrified of what’s happening around me is because I’m so in love with the world.” In this 2023 Lost City Books virtual event, Franny Choi reads from their latest poetry collection, The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On (Ecco, 2023), and discusses the futurist politics of poetry, the present need for Black and Asian solidarity, and the battle between hope and despair in a conversation with Danez Smith.

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A Conversation With Sandra Cisneros

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In this event celebrating Sandra Cisneros, winner of the 2023 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation’s Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, the author reads from her latest poetry collection, Woman Without Shame (Knopf, 2022), and speaks about her writing career with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.

Emily Wilson: The Iliad

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In this 2023 London Review of Books event, Emily Wilson reads from and discusses her translation of The Iliad by Homer, published in September by Norton, and how she wishes to present Homer to a new generation in a conversation with classicist and historian Edith Hall. Passages from Wilson’s translation are also read by actors Tobias Menzies and Juliet Stevenson.

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