Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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January 18, 2011
Lydia Davis: Miniatures from a Mind on Fire
December 9, 2010
Rainer Maria Rilke for Beginners: Whose Words...
When Rilke was dying in 1926 — of a rare and particularly agonizing blood disease — he received a letter from the young Russian poet...|
December 7, 2010
C. K. Williams on Whitman’s Music: Whose...
C. K. Williams is giving us his luminous, really rapturous, account of a lifetime reading Walt Whitman. Something changed just a few years ago...|
October 28, 2010
Whose Words These Are (29): the Haunting...
Click to listen to Peter Balakian’s reading and conversation with Chris (21 minutes, 10 mb mp3) Peter Balakian has made “the aftermath of catastrophe” his...|
October 5, 2010
Whose Words These Are: Helen Vendler’s Emily...
Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Helen Vendler (64 minutes, 30 mb mp3) Helen Vendler, our tutor in W. B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens,...|
May 27, 2010
Whose Words These Are (27): Dan Chiasson,...
Click to listen to Chris’s conversation with Dan Chiasson. (50 minutes, 24 mb mp3) Nancy Crampton photo Dan Chiasson has the easy charm of a...|
May 19, 2010
Whose Words These Are (26): Pulitzer Poet...
Click to listen to Chris’s conversation with Rae Armantrout. (47 minutes, 23 mb mp3) Rae Armantrout, this year’s Pulitzer Prize poet, calls her stance “quizzical.”...|
March 19, 2010
Whose Words These Are (25): Fabienne Casseus’...
Click to listen to Chris’s conversation with Fabienne Casseus (16 min, 7 mb mp3) Fabienne Casseus is a 17-year-old poet of young Haiti, broken Haiti,...|
March 18, 2010
Whose Words These Are (24): Eli Marienthal’s...
Click to listen to Chris’s conversation with Eli Marienthal (15 min, 7 mb mp3) Eli Marienthal’s Haiti story is about a little-boy obsession with his...|
March 17, 2010
Whose Words These Are (23): Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell’s...
Click to listen to Chris’s conversation with Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell (24 min mp3) “Looking in” by Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell is an oil almost six feet wide, in...|
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