Claremont McKenna College

 

Date

Speaker

Title

Series

FN Issue

Video

Length

02/08/2010

Sapphire

"When Push Comes to Precious: The Novel, the Film, the Reality"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 25#7
Article 1

Video A

63 min

 

04/25/1998

Jonathan Aaron

"Milosz International Festival: The Exile in California"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

89 min

 

03/04/1997

Virginia Adair

"Poetry Reading"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#7
Article 7

N/A

63 min

 

02/15/2000

Amiri Baraka

"Poetry Reading"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 15#7
Article 6

N/A

77 min

 

11/19/2003

Gioconda Belli

"The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Dean of Faculty Speaker;
Department of Modern Languages Speaker;

Vol 19#4
Article 7

N/A

min

 

03/01/2012

Charles Bernstein

“The Politics of Poetic Form”

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 27#9
Article 9

Video

min

 

04/24/2002

Catherine Bowman

"Poetry and Jazz at the Athenaeum"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 17#11
Article 8

N/A

47 min

 

11/07/1989

Ray Bradbury

"An Evening With Ray Bradbury

American Poets;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 05#4
Article 4

N/A

64 min

 

03/22/1993

Joseph Brodsky

"A Voice in Exile"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Nobel Laureates at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 08#8
Article 1

N/A

59 min

 

04/14/1997

Gwendolyn Brooks

"Poet Reads From Her Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#10
Article 1

N/A

min

 

04/14/1998

Billy Collins

"A Poetry Reading"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 3

N/A

57 min

 

10/29/2007

Billy Collins

"An Evening with the Poet"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 23#3
Article 5

Video A

61 min

 

11/02/1998

Bernard Cooper

"A Reading"

Poetry and Prose;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 14#4
Article 8

N/A

45 min

 

11/08/2007

Bei Dao

"An Evening with the Poet"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Voices from China;

Vol 23#4
Article 4

Video

min

 

09/12/2007

Cornelius Eady

"An Evening with the Poet"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 23#1
Article 2

Video A

73 min

 

10/10/2005

Louise Erdrich

"An Evening with the Author"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 21#2
Article 12

N/A

58 min

 

04/27/1998

Robert Faggen

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
CMC Faculty at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

32 min

 

03/09/2000

Robert Fagles

"Reading From His Work"

Homeric Visions: Ancient and Modern;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 15#9
Article 4

N/A

61 min

 

03/01/2011

James Fenton

"An Evening with the Poet"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 26#9
Article 8

Video A

77 min

 

10/26/2006

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reads from His Work"

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Claremont McKenna College at 60 Years;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 22#3
Article 7

Video A

59 min

 

03/22/2004

Paul Fussell

"The Poetry of Three Wars: World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
War and Literature;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 19#8
Article 5

N/A

min

 

09/28/1989

Ellen Gilchrist

"An Evening of Poetry"

American Poets;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 05#1
Article 11

N/A

57 min

 

03/01/1995

Danny Glover

"An Evening with Langston and Paul"

Poetry and Criticism;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Office of Black Student Affairs Speaker;

Vol 10#7
Article 9

N/A

95 min

 

04/04/2011

Louise Gluck

"An Evening with Louise Gluck"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Ricardo J. Quinones Lecture;

Vol 26#11
Article 8

Video

min

 

02/10/2005

Linda Gregerson

"Poetry Reading"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 20#7
Article 4

N/A

min

 

04/25/1998

Linda Gregg

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

66 min

 

03/01/1995

Ben Guillory

"An Evening with Langston and Paul"

Poetry and Criticism;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Office of Black Student Affairs Speaker;

Vol 10#7
Article 9

N/A

95 min

 

10/28/1997

Joy Harjo

"Poet Reads From Her Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 13#4
Article 2

N/A

70 min

 

09/21/2005

Robert Hass

"An Evening with the Poet"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Poetry and the Natural World;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 21#1
Article 10

N/A

75 min

 

04/24/1998

Robert Hass

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

95 min

 

04/25/1998

Robert Hass

"Milosz International Festival: The Exile in California"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

89 min

 

04/27/1998

Robert Hass

"Milosz International Festival: Understanding The World"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

101 min

 

02/11/1993

Seamus Heaney

"An Evening with the Poet"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 08#6
Article 5

N/A

69 min

 

04/24/1998

Seamus Heaney

"Milosz International Festival: Milosz and World Poetry

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Nobel Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

113 min

 

04/24/1998

Seamus Heaney

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Nobel Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

95 min

 

02/05/1997

Anthony Hecht

"Poet Reads from His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#5
Article 9

N/A

16 min

 

04/24/1998

Edward Hirsch

"Milosz International Festival: Milosz and World Poetry"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

113 min

 

04/25/1998

Edward Hirsch

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

79 min

 

04/26/1998

Jane Hirshfield

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

37 min

 

04/12/1999

Jane Hirshfield

"Poet Reads From Her Work"

Poetry and Prose;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 14#11
Article 1

N/A

56 min

 

04/19/1995

John Hollander

"Poet Reads From His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Poetry and Criticism;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 10#10
Article 3

N/A

62 min

 

11/21/2013

Rachel Vetter Huang

"The Way We Used to Be: Dreams of Americana in Verse"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 29#5
Article 12

Video A

59 min

 

02/11/1999

John Irwin

"Just Let Me Say This About That"

Poetry and Prose;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 14#7
Article 4

N/A

76 min

 

10/11/2005

Galway Kinnell

"Reading and Commentary"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 21#2
Article 13

N/A

64 min

 

11/07/2012

August Kleinzahler

"The Poet Reads from His Work"

The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 28#4
Article 11

Video

min

 

02/28/2000

Yusef Komunyakaa

"Poet Reads From His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 15#8
Article 8

N/A

47 min

 

10/11/1995

Steve Kowit

"Poet Reads From His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 11#2
Article 7

N/A

59 min

 

04/26/1998

Steve Kowit

"Milosz International Festival: Poetry and the Sacred"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

81 min

 

04/26/1998

Steve Kowit

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

53 min

 

03/29/1994

Russell Leong

"The Country of Dreams and Dust"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 09#9
Article 2

N/A

44 min

 

10/30/1995

Denise Levertov

"Poet Reads From Her Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 11#3
Article 7

N/A

56 min

 

04/24/2002

John Lindberg

"Poetry and Jazz at the Athenaeum"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 17#11
Article 8

N/A

47 min

 

03/07/1994

Derek Mahon

"Poetry Reading"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 09#8
Article 1

N/A

47 min

 

04/27/1998

Branislaw Maj

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

32 min

 

11/21/2013

Todd Mandel

"The Way We Used to Be: Dreams of Americana in Verse"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 29#5
Article 12

Video A

59 min

 

02/01/2005

Daniel Maximin

"An Encounter with the Writer"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Department of Modern Languages Speaker;

Vol 20#6
Article 8

N/A

min

 

10/27/2005

W.S. Merwin

"The Poet in Nature"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Poetry and the Natural World;

Vol 21#3
Article 8

N/A

60 min

 

10/26/2009

W.S. Merwin

"An Evening with W.S. Merwin"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Ricardo J. Quinones Lecture;

Vol 25#4
Article 1

Video

min

 

04/26/1998

W.S. Merwin

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

101 min

 

04/22/1999

W.S. Merwin

"The Folding Cliffs: A Narrative of 19th Century Hawaii"

The Great American Epic;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 14#11
Article 11

N/A

39 min

 

11/04/2003

W.S. Merwin

"Poet Reads from His Work"

Athenaeum Encores: Twenty Years at the Athenaeum (1983-2003);
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 19#3
Article 11

N/A

63 min

 

03/04/1997

Robert Mezey

"Readings From Three Poets: Robert Mezey, Virginia Adair, and Jorge Luis Borges"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#7
Article 7

N/A

63 min

 

04/11/1995

Czeslaw Milosz

"A Poet Reads From His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Perspectives on Eastern Europe;
Poetry and Criticism;
Nobel Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 10#9
Article 9

N/A

44 min

 

04/27/1998

Czeslaw Milosz

"Confessions of an Object"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Milosz International Festival;
Nobel Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 9

N/A

60 min

 

10/05/1998

N. Scott Momaday

"Author Reads From His Work"

Poetry and Prose;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 14#2
Article 5

N/A

78 min

 

04/12/2004

Paul Muldoon

"A Poet Reads from His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 19#10
Article 2

N/A

min

 

10/27/2008

Paul Muldoon

"A Poet Reads from His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 24#3
Article 4

Video A

55 min

 

01/24/2000

Les Murray

"Readings from Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse"

Homeric Visions: Ancient and Modern;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 15#6
Article 2

N/A

58 min

 

03/19/2007

Les Murray

"An Evening with the Poet"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 22#7
Article 6

Video A

51 min

 

04/25/1998

Leonard Nathan

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

66 min

 

10/23/2006

Mary Oliver

"A Reading"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 22#3
Article 3

none

min

 

04/25/1998

Blanford Parker

"Milosz International Festival: Reading"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

13 min

 

04/26/1998

Blanford Parker

"Milosz International Festival: Poetry and the Sacred"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

81 min

 

02/07/2001

Robert Pinsky

"Reading From His Poetry"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 16#6
Article 3

N/A

70 min

 

10/03/2001

Robert Pinsky

"Favorite Poem Project"

Art and Democracy;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 17#2
Article 7

N/A

min

 

01/25/1996

Robert Pinsky

"Reading From His Poetry"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 11#5
Article 6

N/A

66 min

 

04/27/1998

Robert Pinsky

"Milosz International Festival: Understanding The World"

Milosz International Festival;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

101 min

 

04/27/1998

Robert Pinsky

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

48 min

 

11/21/2013

Ricardo Quinones P'89

"The Way We Used to Be: Dreams of Americana in Verse"

CMC Faculty at the Athenaeum;
CMC Parents at the Athenaeum;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 29#5
Article 12

Video A

59 min

 

03/25/1997

Buck Ramsey

"Cowboy Poetry and Song"

Moving West;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#8
Article 5

N/A

68 min

 

11/12/2007

Ishmael Reed

"Selected Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 23#4
Article 5

Video A

58 min

 

02/04/1998

Adrienne Rich

"Poet Reads From Her Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#6
Article 8

N/A

70 min

 

11/14/2011

Atsuro Riley

"An Evening with the Poet"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 27#5
Article 6

none

min

 

04/25/1995

W.D. Snodgrass

"Reading from The Fuhrer Bunker: The Complete Cycle"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Reflections on World War II: 50 Years After D-Day;
Poetry and Criticism;

Vol 10#10
Article 7

N/A

65 min

 

11/11/2003

W.D. Snodgrass

"Reading from His Work"

Athenaeum Encores: Twenty Years at the Athenaeum (1983-2003);
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 19#4
Article 2

N/A

min

 

11/21/2013

A.Richard Sogliuzzo

"The Way We Used to Be: Dreams of Americana in Verse"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 29#5
Article 12

Video

min

 

04/05/1999

Chase Twichell

"Poet Reads From Her Work"

Poetry and Prose;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 14#10
Article 5

N/A

39 min

 

04/24/1998

Tomas Venclova

"Milosz International Festival: Milosz and World Poetry"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

113 min

 

04/26/1998

Tomas Venclova

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

101 min

 

04/02/1987

Derek Walcott

"Readings"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies Speaker;

Vol 02#9
Article 9

N/A

min

 

09/28/1988

Richard Wilbur

"Readings"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
U.S. Poet Laureates at the Athenaeum;

Vol 04#2
Article 3

N/A

min

 

03/25/1997

Andy Wilkinson

"Cowboy Poetry and Song"

Moving West;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#8
Article 5

N/A

68 min

 

01/25/2007

C.K. Williams

"A Reading"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 22#5
Article 6

Video A

57 min

 

03/11/1997

Merrily Wright

"Cowboy Poetry and Song"

Moving West;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#8
Article 2

N/A

57 min

 

02/22/1996

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"Poet Reads From His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 11#7
Article 4

N/A

54 min

 

04/24/1998

Adam Zagajewski

"Milosz International Festival: Milosz and World Poetry"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

113 min

 

04/25/1998

Adam Zagajewski

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

79 min

 

03/30/2005

Adam Zagajewski

"The Poet Reads from His Work"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitor;

Vol 20#10
Article 3

N/A

62 min

 

04/26/1998

Al Zolynas

"Milosz International Festival: Readings"

Milosz International Festival;
Poetry at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 10

N/A

53 min

 

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