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Past Readings

Selected Poets

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
  • 2010–2011: 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
  • 1999–2000: T.S. Eliot
  • 1998–1999: W.B. Yeats, William Blake, W. Shakespeare sonnets
  • 1997–1998: John Keats, Jorie Graham, Robert Frost
  • 1996–1997: Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Gluck