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Pulitzer for Poetry

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This segment originally aired live on April 30, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on May 26th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

We conclude National Poetry Month with the author of this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection 3 SectionsBrooklyn poet and professor at Sarah Lawrence College, Vijay Seshadri, reads and talks about his poetry (and his life in cities starting in "B" - Bangalore, Brooklyn and Bronxville).

Guests:

Vijay Seshadri

Comments [4]

Debbie from Brooklyn, NY

Thank you Brian for bringing us Seshadri's beautiful poetry on such a rainy day in NY!

Apr. 30 2014 08:21 PM
hmi from Park Slope

Amazing.
Finally I can put to rest the question: What happens when 3rd rate political analysis is embodied in 2nd rate poetry?
Thanks.

Apr. 30 2014 12:02 PM
lk from fot greene

Coming from JFK back into Brooklyn, I think about how this must strike a new comer to Brooklyn. What a vision of America it makes in contrast to all the shiny images seem on television and from advertiser. It is a vision of despair.

Apr. 30 2014 11:59 AM
Meg from Stamford, CT

I'm so proud of and for Sarah Lawrence College and professor Sheshadri! Congratulations!

Apr. 30 2014 11:51 AM

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