The Paris Review Sessions

Salon's latest collaboration with the legendary journal includes exclusive recordings of J.D. McClatchy, Marilyn Hacker, Sarah Arvio and others.


Salon Staff
November 18, 2002 9:39PM (UTC)

Salon's latest collaboration with the legendary journal took place in early November 2002. J.D. McClatchy, Marilyn Hacker, Sarah Arvio, Bryan Dietrich, Emily Fragos, Kathleen Ossip and Nathaniel Bellows came by the Salon studios in New York to read from their work.

For previous Paris Review recordings, please check here.

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J.D. McClatchy is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently "Hazmat." He reads his poems "Proust in Bed" and "Tattoos."

"Proust in Bed" [4:15]
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"Tattoos" [16:40]
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Photo credit: James Hamilton


Photo credit: Gretta Mitchell
Marilyn Hacker is the author of "Square and Courtyards." Her "Selected Poems" received the Poets' Prize in 1996. She reads "Migraine Sonnets."

"Migraine Sonnets" [3:28]
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Photo credit: Judith Vivell
Sarah Arvio won the 1998 Paris Review Bernard F. Conners Prize. She reads "Hats," "Leaf," "Murder" and "Ellipses" from her latest book, "Visits From the Seventh."

"Hats" [1:33]
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"Leaf" [1:19]
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"Murder" [1:13]
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"Ellipses" [2:00]
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Bryan Dietrich's first book, "Krypton Nights," received the 2001 Paris Review Prize in Poetry. He reads "Autobiography of a Cape."

"Autobiography of a Cape" [7:51]
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Emily Fragos' first book of poems, "Little Savage," received the David Craig Austin Prize from Columbia University. She reads "Callas in Hamburg" and "Company."

"Callas in Hamburg" [1:14]
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"Company" [0:55]
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Kathleen Ossip's book "The Search Engine" won the APR/Honickman Prize. She reads her poem "Eight Rants."

"Eight Rants" [3:18]
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Nathaniel Bellows' poems have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and the New Republic. His first novel, "On This Day," will be published in 2003. He reads his poems "Liberty Island" and "Removal."

"Liberty Island" [1:38]
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"Removal" [1:50]
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Photo credit: Katina Houvouras

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