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The Archive Project - Verselandia

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," students who participated in the 2016 Verselandia! Poetry Slam Competition share their original pieces in front of a live audience.

The Archive Project - Tracy K. Smith

OPB | Broadcast: March 8, 2017

Tonight on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and newly-named U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, shares excerpts from her writings and discusses literature’s role in the viability of our culture. 

The Archive Project - Mary Oliver

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," poet Mary Oliver reads a selection of her past works, pausing between poems to share stories about her teaching career and personal life.

The Archive Project - Diane Ackerman

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet, essayist, & naturalist Diane Ackerman reads from "The Zookeeper’s Wife" and shares deeper insights into the true history behind the story.

The Archive Project - Li-Young Lee

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet Li-Young Lee reads from a selection of his work and discusses mortal love, immortal love, and the poet as a medium for the poem.

The Archive Project - Verselandia 2016

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2016

Tonight on Literary Arts: The Archive Project, the 2016 Verselandia! Poetry Slam Competition brought 20 students from 12 high schools together to compete for the title of Portland’s high school grand slam champion. 

The Archive Project - Terrance Hayes

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 3, 2016

This episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features poet Terrance Hayes. He reads and discusses his poems, commenting on race, the South, and his own life.

The Archive Project - May 18, 2016

OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2016

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Rita Dove discusses her writing process, adapting her work to the stage, and facing fear through poetry, among other subjects. 

The Archive Project - April 13, 2016

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2016

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet, scholar, and National Book Award winner Robin Coste Lewis presents on “The Race Within Erasure.”

The Archive Project - March 16, 2016

OPB | Broadcast: March 16, 2016

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Sharon Olds gets personal during her 2001 lecture, reading a series of poetic compositions—her own and others—along the way.

The Archive Project - February 17, 2016

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2016

On this next episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Lydia Davis discusses the short story form, the task of translation, and the complaint letter as literature.

The Archive Project - December 23, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 23, 2015

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky discusses the physicality of poetry, its impact on culture, and the intent behind his Favorite Poem Project.