One of America’s most beloved and delightful poets, X.J. Kennedy is author of "In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus" and "Peeping Tom’s Cabin." Kennedy (his given name was Joseph Kennedy; he later stuck an X. in front of it and has been stuck with it ever since has received the Lamont Award of the Academy of American Poets (for his first book, "Nude Descending a Staircase"), the Los Angeles Book Award for poetry (for "Cross Ties: Selected Poems") and the Aiken-Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, presented by the University of the South and The Sewanee Review). This reading was presented at Colorado College, March 26, 2009.
Poets Conrad Hilberry and Jane Hilberry (CC English faculty) read from their work. His books include "After Music" and "Sorting the Smoke." She’s the winner of the Colorado Book Award for "Body Painting." Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded December 10, 2009.
A. E. Stallings reads from her poetry. Her works include "Hapax," a new collection of poems. Her book "Archaic Smile" won the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award from the Poetry Society of America and established her as one of the finest of the new generation of formalist poets. Her numerous awards include the Pushcart Prize, Eunice Tietjens Prize, Frederick Bock Prize, James Dickey Prize and the Nemerov Sonnet Award. Recorded October 12, 2006.
Levine, one of the most highly regarded of all living American poets, is best known for poems about working life in America. Levine?s many collections include "Breath" (2004), "The Mercy" (1999), "The Simple Truth" (1994, winner of the Pulitzer Prize), "What Work Is" (1991, winner of the National Book Award) and "New Selected Poems" (1991). Recorded March 9, 2006.