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William Gass with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation, 5 November 1998 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 5, 1998.

William Gass is a novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher. Mr. Gass, whose books include Cartesian Sonata, The Tunnel, and Omensetter’s Luck, received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. William Gass states in his essay Culture, Self, and Society, “A culture morally and functionally fails which does not let its crazies, its artists and its saints, its scientists and politicians, claim, on occasion, a higher law than its own congresses can pass, traditions permit, or conscience conceive.”

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William Gass, Reading, 5 November 1998 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 5, 1998.

William Gass is a novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher. Mr. Gass, whose books include Cartesian Sonata, The Tunnel, and Omensetter’s Luck, received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. William Gass states in his essay Culture, Self, and Society, “A culture morally and functionally fails which does not let its crazies, its artists and its saints, its scientists and politicians, claim, on occasion, a higher law than its own congresses can pass, traditions permit, or conscience conceive.”

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Robert Hass with Jorie Graham, Conversation, 22 October 1998 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 22, 1998.

Robert Hass has published many books of poetry including Field Guide and Sun Under Wood as well as a book of essays on poetry, Twentieth Century Pleasures. In his role as United States Poet Laureate, Robert Hass spent two years battling American illiteracy, armed with the mantra, “imagination makes communities.” He crisscrossed the country speaking at Rotary Club meetings, raising money to organize conferences such as Watershed, which brought together noted novelists, poets, and storytellers to talk about writing, nature, and community.

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Robert Hass, Reading, 22 October 1998 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 22, 1998.

Robert Hass has published many books of poetry including Field Guide and Sun Under Wood as well as a book of essays on poetry, Twentieth Century Pleasures. In his role as United States Poet Laureate, Robert Hass spent two years battling American illiteracy, armed with the mantra, “imagination makes communities.” He crisscrossed the country speaking at Rotary Club meetings, raising money to organize conferences such as Watershed, which brought together noted novelists, poets, and storytellers to talk about writing, nature, and community.

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J.M. Coetzee with Peter Sacks, Conversation, 8 November 2001 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 8, 2001.

J.M. Coetzee was born in Cape Town, South Africa. His novels include The Master of Petersburg, Age of Iron, The Life and Times of Michael K., Waiting for the Barbarians, In the Heart of the Country, and Disgrace. He has also written a memoir, Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life. Mr. Coetzee, who is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, teaches at the University of Cape Town and the University of Chicago.

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J.M. Coetzee, Reading, 8 November 2001 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 8, 2001.

J.M. Coetzee was born in Cape Town, South Africa. His novels include The Master of Petersburg, Age of Iron, The Life and Times of Michael K., Waiting for the Barbarians, In the Heart of the Country, and Disgrace. He has also written a memoir, Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life. Mr. Coetzee, who is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, teaches at the University of Cape Town and the University of Chicago.

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Mei Mei Berssenbrugge with Arthur Sze, Conversation, 1 April 1999 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 1, 1999.

Mei Mei Berssenbrugge is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Fish Souls, Summits Move with the Tide, Random Possessions, Sphericity, and The Four Year Old Girl. Her work has been described as “spiritual exercises in physical form.” Ms. Berssenbrugge has received fellowships from the NEA and two American Book Awards from the Before Columbus Foundation. She read on April 1, 1999, and discussed her work with Lannan Poetry Award winner, Arthur Sze.

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Mei Mei Berssenbrugge, Reading, 1 April 1999 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 1, 1999.

Mei Mei Berssenbrugge is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Fish Souls, Summits Move with the Tide, Random Possessions, Sphericity, and The Four Year Old Girl. Her work has been described as “spiritual exercises in physical form.” Ms. Berssenbrugge has received fellowships from the NEA and two American Book Awards from the Before Columbus Foundation. She read on April 1, 1999, and discussed her work with Lannan Poetry Award winner, Arthur Sze.

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Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder with Jack Shoemaker, Conversation, 10 November 1999 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 10, 1999.

Wendell Berry is a poet, essayist, and novelist, who has been called the “prophet of rural America.” Mr. Berry, who pursues what he calls “an ethic and way of life based upon devotion to a place and devotion to a land,” lives and works on his farm in Port Royal, Kentucky. He has published more than 30 books, including The Wheel, Sabbaths, and Openings (poetry); The Wild Birds, Watch with Me, and Remembering (fiction); and Another Turn of the Crank, What Are People For?, and The Unsettling of America (nonfiction). He received a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction in 1989.

Gary Snyder is the author of nine books of poetry, including Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature, and Left out in the Rain. His prose works include A Place in Space, The Practice of the Wild, and Earth House Hold.

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Gary Snyder, Reading, 10 November 1999 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 10, 1999.

Gary Snyder is the author of nine books of poetry, including Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature, and Left out in the Rain. His prose works include A Place in Space, The Practice of the Wild, and Earth House Hold.

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