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  Our dear friend and colleague, Paul Elisha, has died at the age of 92. Paul was an inspiration, a mentor and confidant. He was filled with wit, passion, integrity and an understanding of what made us better people. There was music and poetry which he dispensed with beauty and candor.

Paul had been a part of The Roundtable since its inception. He was a frequent commentator, he hosted our long-time "Performance Place" series, and would regularly interview noted poets for his "A Bard's Eye View" segment.

In remembrance of Paul we share two of these interviews. The first with William Jay Smith and the second with Djelloul Marbrook.

He’s being remembered as an Renaissance man. We’re honoring Paul Elisha today at WAMC — a  WWII veteran, poet, professional musician and longtime voice on these airwaves who died Sunday at 92 after suffering a stroke.

    April is National Poetry Month. In this edition of A Bard's Eye View, WAMC's resident poet, Paul Elisha, sits down for a conversation with Djelloul Marbrook. They discuss Djelloul's work, Brushstrokes and glances.

Djelloul Marbrook's book of poems, Far from Algiers, won the 2007 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and the 2010 International Book Award in poetry. He worked for many years as a reporter and editor for newspapers including the Providence Journal, Elmira Star-Gazette, Baltimore Sun, Winston-Salem Journal, Washington Star, and others. He lives in New York s mid-Hudson Valley with his wife Marilyn.

Paul Elisha speaks with Jay Rogoff about The Art of Gravity: Poems .

Albany, NY – A. James Arnold is one of the co-translators and editors of a new collection of Aim C saire's poetry. Aim C saire, who passed away in 2008, was a major voice of Caribbean literature, anti-colonial activism, and modern French poetry. His work will be celebrating by The New York State Writer's Institute at SUNY Albany next week.

Albany, NY – Paul welcomes poet Naton Leslie and they speak about his latest collection of sonnets, Small Cathedrals.

Albany, NY – In this special National Poetry Month edition of Bard's Eye View, Paul speaks with Robert Bly about his first collection, Silence in the Snowy Fields and his latest, Talking into the Ear of a Donkey.

Albany, NY – Wesleyan Press has released Jo Miles Schuman's and Joanna Baily Hodgman's new anthology of Emily Dickinson's bird poetry.

Albany, NY – Paul Elisha speaks with Djelloul Marbrook about his new collection of poetry, Brushstrokes and Glances.

Albany, NY – To learn more about Paul Pines visit his website, www.paulpines.com.

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