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by Allen Ginsberg
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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American Beat poet born in Newark, New Jersey. Ginsberg is best known for Howl (1956), a long poem about consumer society's negative human values.

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by Nikki Giovanni
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Nikki Giovanni reads and discusses excerpts from her latest of 27 books, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems.

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by Arthur Miller
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Arthur Miller reads from Death of a Salesman with actress Mildred Dunnock, who played Linda Loman in the original Broadway production. It was recorded at 92Y on February 2, 1955.

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by William Faulkner
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Here you can listen in on William Faulkner’s sessions with audiences at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958, during his two terms as UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence.

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by Gertrude Stein
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Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874, in Pittsburgh - July 27, 1946) was an American writer, poet, feminist, playwright, and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature, who spent most of her life in France.

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by Russell Banks
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Russell Banks, INCA's current president, is a prolific writer of fiction, whose titles include Searching for Survivors, The Relation of My Imprisonment, Continental Drift, Affliction, The Sweet Hereafter, and Cloudsplitter.

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by Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg class with William Burroughs. Ginsberg begins by reading from Burroughs's work, including his book Nova Express.

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by Kurt Vonnegut
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This excerpt is Kurt Vonnegut's very first public reading of the classic Breakfast of Champions, three years before it was published. Recorded May 4, 1970 at Unterberg Poetry Center of 92nd Street Y.

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by Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood is an international literary star and one of Canada's most celebrated authors.

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by Robert Hass
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A noontime poetry reading series under the direction of Professor Robert Hass.

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