Dana Gioia traces developments in Californian poetry since the Beats in the 1950s.
BBC Radio 3
Michael Goldfarb explores the three-hundred-year history of the piano.
Richard Bernas explores the legacy of John Cage in music and beyond.
Christine Finn examines the life and work of fellow archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes.
Frances Byrnes explores the Dance Plague of 1518, and dance mania throughout history. (R)
Hungarian-born poet George Szirtes revisits Budapest in search of Liszt's gypsy music. (R)
Judith Mackrell asks if dance remains ultimately about the moving human body. (R)