Poetry Past Readings

2024

    • John Milton’s shorter poems
    • Octavio Paz

2023

    • Robert Frost

    • Richard Wilbur

    • H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

    • Kenneth Rexroth

    • Gerard Manley Hopkins

    • WWI through the poetry of Wilfred Owen

    • John Milton, Paradise Lost

    • Denise Levertov

    • Edgar Allan Poe

    • Poems by Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson, set to music by Bruno Faria

    • Patrick Kavanagh

2022

    • Seamus Heaney

    • Alice Oswald

    • Dan Tobin

    • Gwendolyn Brooks

    • John Keats Odes

    • Danielle Legros Georges

    • Robert Hass

    • Andrew Marvell

    • Elizabeth Alexander

    • Christina Rossetti

    • Wisława Szymborksa

    • Stanley Kunitz

    • Andrew Motion

    • Keats: “The Eve of St. Agnes”

2021

    • Nuala Ni Dhomnaill

    • Louise Gluck

    • Carol Ann Duffy

    • Lucille Clifton

    • Phillis Wheatley

    • Yevgeny Yevtushenko

2020

    • Anna Akhmatova

    • Joy Harjo

    • W. B. Yeats

    • William Wordsworth

    • Alexander Pope

    • William Stafford

    • Rita Dove

    • John Donne

    • Joseph Harrison

2019

    • Li-Young Lee

    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    • Jorie Graham

    • Rainer Maria Rilke

    • Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    • George Herbert

    • Susan Howe

    • Patrick Kavanagh

    • Bernard O’Donoghue

    • Derek Walcott

    • Dylan Thomas

    • Ellen Bass

    • Odysseus Elytis

2018

    • Ted Kooser

    • Percy Bysshe

    • Derek Mahon

    • Theodore Roethke

    • Langston Hughes

    • Margaret Atwood

    • Danielle Legros Georges

    • CP Cavafy

    • Thylias Moss

2017

    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    • Robert Pinsky​

    • Linda Gregerson​

    • William Carlos Williams​

    • A. E. Housman

2016

    • Billy Collins

    • Czeslaw Milosz

    • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    • Richard Wilbur​

2014–2015

    • Charles Wright

    • Walt Whitman

    • Mark Twain

    • Wilfred Owen

    • Siegfried Sasson

    • W.B. Yeats

    • Seamus Heaney

    • Eavan Boland

    • T. S. Eliot

    • W.H. Auden

    • Rainer Maria Rilke

    • Marianne Moore

    • Robert Frost

2013–2014

    • Robinson Jeffers

    • Ted Hughes

    • Kenneth Rexroth

    • Robert Hayden

    • Jane Kenyon

    • Fernando Pessoa

    • Gerard Manley Hopkins

    • Gary Snyder

    • Maxine Kumin

    • Richard Blanco

2012–2013

    • Natasha Trethewy

    • Robert Creeley

    • Thomas Hardy

    • Oliver Wendell Holmes

    • Seamus Heaney

    • Geoffrey Hill

2011–2012

    • Phillip Larkin

    • Sylvia Plath

    • Robert Lowell

    • Lucille Clifton

    • Emily Dickinson

    • Charles Wright

    • Louise Gluck

2009–2011

    • T.S. Eliot

    • W.S. Merwin

2008–2009

    • John Updike

    • Mary Oliver

    • Wendell Berry

    • Kay Ryan

2007–2008

    • Wislawa Szymborska

    • Charles Simic

    • Charles Olsen

    • Elizabeth Bishop

2006–2007

    • Lord Byron

    • Robert Burns

    • W.B. Yeates

2005–2006

    • Edna St. Vincent Millay

    • Richard Wilbur

    • Hart Crane

    • Louise Bogen

2004–2005

    • John Ciardi

    • e e cummings

    • Amy Lowell

2003–2004

    • W.H. Auden

    • Walt Whitman

2002–2003

    • John Donne

    • George Herbert

2001–2002

    • Elizabeth Bishop

    • Emily Dickinson

2000–2001

Wallace Stevens

1996–2000

    • T.S. Eliot

    • W.B. Yeats

    • William Blake

    • Shakespeare sonnets

    • John Keats

    • Jorie Graham

    • Robert Frost

    • Seamus Heaney

    • Elizabeth Bishop

    • Louise Gluck