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Silverblatt, Michael

Overview
Works: 97 works in 198 publications in 1 language and 3,599 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Nonfiction films  Filmed performances  Literary readings  Educational films  Fiction  Biographical films  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Interviewer, Director
Classifications: PN6101, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Silverblatt
Adrienne Rich by Adrienne Rich( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During her 40-year career, Adrienne Rich has been a poet of great moral presence and enduring creative power, a poet whose aesthetic is linked with her political sensibilities. Ms. Rich reads from An Atlas of the Difficult World, Diving into the Wreck and The Fact of a Doorframe and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on May 14, 1992, in Los Angeles"--Container
Seamus Heaney by Seamus Heaney( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seamus Heaney from County Derry, bears witness to Ireland's complex, violent past and present. One of the finest living poets, he reads from Selected Poems 1966-1987 and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on Oct. 15, 1991, in Los Angeles"--Container
Paule Marshall( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paule Marshall, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has said that the source of her art is the expressive talk she heard as a girl among the West Indian women in her mother's kitchen. Ms. Marshall, who has received a MacArthur Fellowship, has written four novels and two collections of stories. On April 12, 1994, she read from Daughters and talked with Michael Silverblatt in Los Angeles"--VHS container
Luis J. Rodriguez( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, journalist and publisher who grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. His writings give voice and dignity to those whose lives are scarred by violence, racism and poverty. He reads from his books of poetry, The Concrete River and Poems Across the Pavement, and from his memoirs, Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. He read on Dec. 8, 1992, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt
Barry Lopez( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his books Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men and Crossing Open Ground, Barry Lopez eloquently explores man's sense of his place in the natural world, the intrinsic power of the landscape and human involvement with wild animals. In a reading that took place on Oct. 5, 1992, in Los Angeles, Barry Lopez reads his essay Rediscovery of North America and talks with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
John Edgar Wideman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Edgar Wideman is one of America's premier fiction writers. With language full of sinew and music, he writes about the evolving role of the black man in today's society, chronicling the often brutal and enraging experiences of African Americans who are struggling to survive. He read from The Stories of John Edgar Wideman and work in progress in Los Angeles on April 6, 1993, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Carolyn Forché( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carolyn Forché, in her lyrical and deeply resonant poetry, meditates on the brutalities and injustices of the 20th century. Ms. Forché, who receied a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read the entire text of The angel of history and talked with Michael Silverblatt on May 24, 1994, in Los Angeles"-- VHS container
Hayden Carruth( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayden Carruth is a distinguished poet, essayist, and editor. He is 'a people's poet, readily understood, a tribune of our common humanity, welfare and plight. Carruth is also a poet's poet, a virtuoso of form from the sonnet to free verse, from medieval metrics to jazz ones'--The Nation. Mr Carruth read from his Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991, which received a National Book Critics Circle Award, on November 9, 1993, in Los Angeles. He talked about his poetry with Michael Silverblatt
Derek Mahon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today. Mr. Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse. He has published more than 12 books of poetry, as well as several verse translations. Derek Mahon, who received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Pattiann Rogers( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pattiann Rogers' poetry is widely noted for its astonishing, sensual, and accurate detailing of the biological, botanical, and zoological worlds. [She] ... read from Geocentric, The tattooed lady in the garden, Splitting and binding, and unpublished work ... on May 4, 1993, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt"-- VHS container
Peter Reading by Meg Brazil( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Reading is one of the most inventive and challenging poets in England. This program documents his first reading in the United States. He reads from Evagatory and Diplopic and talks with Christopher Hitchens and Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place in Los Angeles on April 21, 1992
Gilbert Sorrentino( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gilbert Sorrentino is an innovative and darkly humorous stylistic virtuoso who has written more than 20 books of fiction, poetry and criticism. He reads from Under the Shadow, a work composed of 59 independent, surreal tales which display his imaginative brilliance and satiric power. The reading took place on March 2, 1993, in Los Angeles, and Gibert Sorrentino talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Paul West( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul West's fertile imagination demonstrates the limitless possibilities of language and fiction in his 15 novels. Mr. West, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, reads from his books Tenement of clay, Out of my depths, Rat man of Paris, The women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper, and Love's mansion. Mr. West's reading and talk with Michael Silverblatt took place on September 21, 1993, in Los Angeles"--Container
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelization of Marilyn Monroe's life, imagining her inner, poetic and spiritual self
Readings & conversations : reading by Jorie Graham ; conversation with Michael Silverblatt( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Pulitzer Prize winner reads selections from her poetry
Readings & conversations : reading by Li-Young Lee ; conversation with Michael Silverblatt( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li-Young Lee was born in 1957 in Jakarta, Indonesia, where his parents lived in exile from China. He and his family fled to the United States in 1964 from Indonesia where his father was a political prisoner. Mr. Lee, who received a Lannan Literary Award for poetry in 1995, read on March 29, 2000"--Container
Jorie Graham by Jorie Graham( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Pulitzer Prize winner reads selections from her poetry
Li-Young Lee( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li-Young Lee reads several of his poems and from his memoir The winged seed, and discusses his works and poetry in general
Readings & conversations : reading by William Gass ; conversation with Michael Silverblatt( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. Gass, born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1924, is a novelist, essayist, short story writer, critic, and philosopher ... Mr. Gass, who received the 1997 Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, is the David May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Gass read on November 5, 1998"--Container
Eduardo Galeano( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading by the Uraguain journalist, historian, caricaturist, and political activist
 
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