Cumulative Program List

Students in Poets House Library, Poetry, Library, Poetry Study
The following is a master list of all Poets House programs held from 1986 through 2014. 2015 Creating the Future: Art & Climate Change with Alison Hawthorne Deming - January 10 Master Class: Writing the 21st Century Nature Poem with Alison Hawthorne Deming - January 10 & 11 Master Class: words + pictures with Elaine Equi - January 17 & 18 Mark Strand Memorial, American Academy of Arts and Letters - January 18 Language Matters with Bob Holman: a film by David Grubin, National Museum of the American Indian - January 21 Transgenres with Vijay Seshadri - CANCELLED due to a death in Mr Seshadri's family. To be rescheduled Benefit: Friends, Poets, Gastrolaters! A Benefit for Poets House - February 9 Six-week Course: BRAINLINGO: Writing The Voice Of The Body with Edwin Torres - 6 Wednesdays, February 18 - March 25 Six-week Course: Poems from Late Empire with Scott Hightower - 6 Thursdays, February 19 - March 26 Six-week Course: A Pattern of Behavior: Serial Poems with Krystal Languell - 6 Saturdays, February 21 - April 4 (skipping March 14) John Berryman at 100: A Day-long celebration, Barnard Hall, Barnard College, Columbia University - February 26 Your Language—My Ear: Russian and American Poets at Close Quarters, International Affairs Building,Columbia University - March 3 Nguyen Phan Que Mai: A Reading and Discussion with Bruce Weigl - March 10 Exhibition: Seeking the Glyph: Edward Sanders - On View March 31 through May 23 Exhibition Opening: Seeking the Glyph: Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk with Edward Sanders - March 31 Six-week Course: What's Inside is Just a Lie: The Agony & Ecstasy of Influence with R. Erica Doyle - 6 Wednesdays, April 1 to May 6 Six-week Course: Bad Bitch Poetics with Sally Wen Mao - 6 Thursdays, April 2 to May 7 Six-week Course: Practicing Sands: Play & Process with Farnoosh Fathi - 6 Saturdays, April 11 to May 23 (skipping May 9) Veils and Words: Poetry by Mohja Kahf, Dunya Mikhail, and Farzaneh Milani 2015 AWP Conference & Bookfair, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN - April 11 From The New World: A Reading by Jorie Graham - April 16 A Broad Margin to My Life: Maxine Hong Kingston - April 18 Spring Poems & Songs in the Winter Garden - April 19 Workshop: Hands On/Hands Off: A Seminar on Artistic Collaboration with Bill Berkson - April 25 Hurt So Good: Building the Body of the Beloved & Other Emotional Imageries with Natalie Diaz - April 28 Poem in Your Pocket Day: Poem in Your Pocket Day 2015 - May 30 Poem in Your Pocket Day: Neighborhood Community Read-In - May 30 Tribute to Galway Kinnell, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street - May 12 Person, Place, Thing with Randy Cohen & Diane Ackerman - May 14 Tribute to Wanda Coleman - May 16 Keeping It Real & Imagining It with Afaa Michael Weaver - May 19 Lines into Sentences: Prose Poetry & Fiction with Renee Gladman, Ben Lerner and Eileen Myles - May 21 2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading - June 2 Six-week Course: So Long, Reality: Writing the Fantastical with Idra Novey - 6 Wednesdays, June 3 to July 15 (skipping June 17) Alternate Worlds? Poetry & Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke - June 4 Master Class: Master Class with Laura Kasischke - June 6 & 7 Poetry Walk: The 20th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge: A Benefit for Poets House - June 8 Six-week Course: Manuscript Workshop with Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán - 6 Tuesdays, June 9 to July 14 Six-week Course: That Serious, Notorious, Public Form: The Sonnet with Brian Teare - 6 Thursday June 11 to July 23 (skipping July 2) Master Class: Master Class with Major Jackson - June 13 & 14 Celebrating India, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave - June 19 Showcase: 23rd Annual Poets House Poetry Publication Showcase - On view June 25 - August 1 Showcase Opening: 23rd Poets House Annual Showcase Opening Reception - June 25 Showcase Reading: 23rd Poets House Annual Showcase Opening Reading - June 25 Showcase Reading: 2015 Showcase Reading Series-- July 9 Showcase Reading: 2015 Showcase Reading Series- July 16 Showcase Reading: 2015 Showcase Reading Series- - July 23 Workshop: Writing Beyond Yourself: Persona Poems with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs - July 25 & 26 Showcase Reading & Members Event: Gratitude: Poets House Members Showcase Reading - July 30 Workshop for Teens: Summer Poetry Workshop for High School Students with Dave Johnson - Monday July 27 - Friday July 31 2014 Workshop: "I am your own way of looking at things": The Poetic Practice of William Stafford: A Workshop for Young Writers aged 12 - 18 - January 25 Passwords: Naomi Shihab Nye & Kim Stafford on William Stafford - January 25 Children’s Program: Floating Valentines: A Screening of The Red Balloon - February 8 Benefit: Wild nights! Wild nights! A Dionysian Feast to Benefit Poets House - February 10 Children’s Program:Floating Valentines: A Screening of The Red Balloon - February 14 Six-week Course: Birds Not Birdcages with R.A. Villanueva 6 Saturdays, February 22 to April 5 (skipping March 1) Passwords: Elizabeth Alexander on Lucille Clifton - February 22 Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: Ghassan Zaqtan & Fady Joudah with Mark Doty - February 25 Six-week Course: The Self and the World: Oppositional Energies inside a Poem with Neil Shepard 6 Wednesdays, February 26 to April 2 Song of the Reed: The Poetry of Rumi with Coleman Barks, Brad Gooch, & Anne Waldman 2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA - March 1 Duncan and Jess: Between Fields, with Michael Davidson, Lisa Jarnot, Daniel C. Remein and Lytle Shaw Fales Library at NYU Bobst Library - March 6 Ten-week Course: Rilking with Ariana Reines 10 Thursdays, March 13 to May 15 Children’s Program: Guess Who Zoo with Howard Eisenberg - March 22 Master Class: Conversation Pieces: Creating Poems that Talk to Other Poems with Susan Wheeler - March 22 & 23 Exhibition: The New American Poetry and Beyond: A Pop-Up Chapbook Exhibition Co-presented with the CUNY ChapFest - April 1–12 Exhibition Opening Reception & Panel Discussion: The New American Poetry and Beyond: A Pop-Up Chapbook ExhibitionCo-presented with the CUNY ChapFest - April 1 Master Class: Strange Angels: The Art of Metaphor with Ellen Bass - April 5 & 6 Secrets on the Way: Dance Inspired by the Poetry of Tomas Tranströmer Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue at 38th St, Co-presented with Scandinavia House - April 7 On the Edge with Edwin Torres - April 8 Passwords: Tom Sleigh on Seamus Heaney - April 10 Six-week Course: Introduction to Poetry: A Generative Workshop with Amy Lawless 6 Saturdays, April 12 to May 17 Master Class: Who’s Speaking?: Persona Writing with Philip Schultz - April 12 & 13 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: Inside Form, Outside Elements: Brenda Hillman on Craft - April 17 Exhibition: A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman- April 22 - November 15 Exhibition Opening: A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman - April 22 Six-week Course: From the Earth to the Stars: Writing Poems of Spiritual Questioning with David Groff 6 Wednesdays, April 23 to May 28 Poem in Your Pocket Day: Poem in Your Pocket Day: A Landmark Celebration - April 24 Poem in Your Pocket Day: Neighborhood Poetry Read-In with the Brooklyn & Queens Poet Laureates - April 24 A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman Panel Discussion & Poetry Reading with Bill Berkson, Michael Brownstein, Larry Fagin, Alice Notley, Maureen Owen, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh - April 26 On the Poetry Talent with Alice Notley - April 29 Relative Strangeness: Rosmarie Waldrop and Nikolai Duffy - May 1 Master Class: Form: Making and Breaking It with Edward Hirsch - May 3 & 4 Members Event: Sleep That Sacred Flower: A Healing Retreat at Poets House - May 3 & 4 Love Speaks: A Day of Art & Poetry from the Muslim World with Kazim Ali, Marie Howe, & Frances Pritchett The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue - May 11 On Craft & Sound with Tracie Morris - May 13 Benefit: Person, Place, Thing "Live" with Randy Cohen & Tracy K. Smith: A Benefit for Poets House - May 14 Children’s Program: Giving Trees: MillionTreesNYC - May 24 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading - June 3 Poetry Walk: The Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge: A Benefit for Poets House - June 9 Six-week Course: This Condensary: Short Poems with Brian Teare 6 Thursdays, June 12 to July 24 Six-week Course: The Poetry of Form: Physical Structures in the History of Verse with Regan Good 6 Tuesdays, June 17 to July 29 Six-week Course: Crossing the Line with Priscilla Becker 6 Wednesdays, June 18 to July 30 Showcase: 22nd Annual Poets House Poetry Publication ShowcaseOn view June 26- August 16 Showcase Opening: Poets House 22nd Annual Showcase Opening Reception June 26 Showcase Reading: Showcase Opening Reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, David Lehman, and Rachel Zucker June 26 In Conversation: Maria Hassabi, Paolo Javier, and Kaneza Schaal June 27 Workshop: Ubiquitous Dividend: A Day-long celebration of Robert Kocik’s Supple Science" June 28 Six-week Course: Earthworks and Skywriting: Poems of Landscape with Eleni Stecopoulos 6 Saturdays, July 12 to August 16 Children’s Program: Build a City of Poems: An Interactive Exhibition of Poetry and Art, 406 B Colonel's Row, Governors Island, Saturdays and Sundays July 19 & 20, 26 & 27, August 2 & 3, 9 & 10 Workshop: Poetry Summer: Intensive Workshop for High School Students July 21 to 25 Showcase Reading: Emily Abendroth, Brett Fletcher Lauer, Frances Justine Post, and Wendy S. Walters July 23 Workshop: Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets –A workshop led by Valerie Fox and Lynn Levin July 26 & 27 Showcase Reading: Jeffrey Harrison, Joan Larkin, Lenelle Moïse, and Spencer Reese July 30 Showcase Reading: Cathy Linh Che, Harmony Holiday, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Mark Wunderlich August 6 Six-week Course: From Journal to Poem with Barbara Henning - 6 Saturdays, September 20 to November 1 Mutants & Hybrids: Mixing Genres with Eleni Sikelianos - September 23 Children's Program: Our Earth, Our Sky: A Celebration of the Poetry of Childhood with Richard Lewis and The Touchstone Center Theater Ensemble - September 27 There Once Was and Always Will Be: Evoking the Poetic Worlds of Childhood: A program for educators and adults - September 27 Octavio Paz Centennial Celebration with María Baranda, Coral Bracho, Nathalie Handal, Idra Novey, Kristin Prevallet, Roberto Tejada, Monica de la Torre, & Eliot Weinberger - October 7 Six-week Course: Writing About Big Ideas with Jennifer Michael Hecht - 6 Wednesdays, October 8 to November 12 Workshop for Teens: The Connection in Disconnection: One-day High School Poetry Workshop with Farrah Field - October 11 Six-week Course: Love Me in Your Language with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs - 6 Tuesdays, October 14 to November 18 “A Sexy New Animal”: The DNA of the Prose Poem with Natasha Sajé - October 15 Workshop: “Why Must It Always End This Way?” Narrative Theory & Poetry Workshop with Natasha Sajé - October 18 Workshop: Catch Sight of Desire: A Monologue Lab for Poets with Lenelle Moïse - October 18 Architecture & Archives: The Library as Source Material with Valeria Luiselli - October 21 John Berryman: A Centennial Seminar with Daniel Swift - October 23 Four-Week Course: Ritual Writing: A Poetry Workshop for Seniors with Steven Sher, Greenwich House Senior Center, 27 Barrow Street, New York, NY - Thursdays, October 23, to November 13 Three-Week Course: Text, Event, & Chorus: Intergenre Writing for Poets with Corina Copp - Saturdays, October 25, to November 8 Six-week Course: Rewriting With Abandon: The Art of Revision with Sharon Dolin - 6 Thursdays, October 30 to December 11 (skipping November 27) Children's Program: Haunted Poets House: A Halloween Reading and Celebration - October 31 Six-week Course: Departures: A Way to Start the Poem with Patricia Spears Jones - 6 Saturdays, November 1 to December 13 (skipping November 29) To Be Fair: Stephen Burt on Poetry & Criticism - November 6 The Leopard with J.D. McClatchy - November 8 Reading and Panel Discussion with the Iowa International Writing Program’s Resident Poets - November 10 Hands On/Hands Off: A Seminar on Artistic Collaboration with Bill Berkson - November 15 RESCHEDULED to April 25, 2015 Book Release Party for New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight - November 15 “The Proper Stuff of Fiction”: The Poet’s Novel with Laynie Browne - November 20 Children's Program: Poetry Time with Charles Waters - November 22 Teacups Filled with Snow: Writing Poetry for Children & Young Adults with Matthea Harvey & Marilyn Nelson - November 22 Exhibition Opening Reception: Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets - December 2 Exhibition: Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets - December 2, 2014 - March 21, 2015. Children's Program: Imagination Islands: A Map-Making Workshop - December 6 Dispatches: Poetry & Reportage with Eliza Griswold - December 6 Get Wrapped Up: Poetry of the Kimono - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, December 12 Exquisitely Personal: Poetry & Memoir with Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso & Megan O’Rourke - December 13 2013 Exhibition: Toothpaste & Coffee House: Change & Continuity February 9 - June 4, 2013 Children’s Program: Floating Valentines: A Screening of The Red Balloon - February 9 Exhibition Opening: Toothpaste & Coffee House: Change & Continuity Opening Reception and Talk with Allan Kornblum - February 9 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Publishing Poetry But Didn't Know Who or How to Ask with Allan Kornblum - February 10 Blessing the Boats: A Tribute to Lucille Clifton; CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium - February 21 Six-week Course: Ekphrastic Poetry with Bhisham Bherwani 6 Wednesdays, February 27-April 3 Six-week Course: Preparing a Chapbook: Exploring Theme, Organization, and Publication with Stephen S. Mills 6 Thursdays, February 28-April 4 Six-week Course: Trance Poetics: Activate Your Writing Mind with Kristin Prevallet 6 Saturdays, March 2-April 4 An Afternoon with Adonis and Khaled Mattawa Poets House @ the 2013 AWP Conference, Boston, MA - Thursday, March 7 Children’s Program: Imagination Islands - March 9 Passwords: Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick on Ernst Meister - Tuesday, March 19 Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century with Sherwin Bitsui, Joseph Bruchac, Allison Hedge Coke, Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe, Maurice Kenney, dg nanouk okpik, Cedar Sigo, James Thomas Stevens, Orlando White & Karenne Wood March 21- March 24 Native Innovation: Crazy Brave: An Evening with Joy Harjo National Museum of the American Indian - March 21 Native Innovation: Reading by Natalie Diaz, Santee Frazier, LeAnne Howe, Cedar Sigo & Orlando White - March 22 Native Innovation: Conversations, Panels and Readings with Sherwin Bitsui, Joe Bruchac, Allison Hedge Coke, Santee Frazier, Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe, Maurice Kenney, dg okpik, Cedar Sigo & James Thomas Stevens - March 23 Native Innovation: Conversations and Readings with Sherwin Bitsui, Joe Bruchac, Allison Hedge Coke, Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, Maurice Kenney, Cedar Sigo, Orlando White & Karenne Wood - March 24 The Painter’s Poet: A Talk on Philip Guston by Clark Coolidge - April 4 Poetry in The Branches National Institute for Children’s & Youth Services Librarians - April 5 Children’s Program: Blown Away by Poetry - April 6 Passwords: Don Share on Miguel Hernandez - April 9 Passwords: Karen Emmerich and Edmund Keeley on Yannis Ritsos - April 11 Six-week Course: The “I” in “Team”: Persona, Dialect and the Lyric First Person with Gregory Pardlo 6 Wednesdays, April 17-May 22 Poem in Your Pocket Day Community Breakfast April 18 Poem in Your Pocket Day Poetry Reading and Concert by local students - April 18 Workshop: Listening as Practice with Anselm Berrigan 6 Thursdays, April 18-May 23 Passwords: Lisa Jarnot on Robert Duncan - April 19 Six-week Course: Radical Revision: A Poetry Workshop with Martha Rhodes 6 Saturdays, April 20-May 25 The Russian Avant-Garde Goes Underground: A Colloquium and Reading - April 20 Passwords: Jennifer Scappettone on Amelia Rosselli - April 25 Sekou Sundiata: Citizen Poet with Amiri Baraka, Kimiko Hahn, Jane Lazarre, Greg Tate & Talvin Wilks; Moderated by Malaika Adero - April 30 Passwords: Stephen Dobyns on James Wright - May 7 Nothing Personal: An Afternoon With The Dark Room Collective - May 11 Master Class: Master Class with Heather McHugh - May 11 & 12 Master Class: Master Class with Lynn Emanuel - May 18 & 19 Flowers Dreaming the Elevation Allegiance: A (Soma)tic Poetry Primer with CAConrad - May 22 May Swenson Centennial Tribute with Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Sharon Dolin, Langdon Hammer, Richard Howard & Samantha Thornhill - May 28 Children’s Program: Ships, Seas and Poetries! - June 1 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading Hosted by Jen Bervin Tuesday, June 4 Workshop: The Art of Writing Poems: A Poetry Workshop for Seniors with Hermine Meinhard - 6 Thursdays, June 6 – July 18, The Caring Community Senior Center at Independence Plaza Master Class with Thomas Lux - June 8 & 9 The 18th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge: A Benefit for Poets House with Thomas Lux & others June 10 Workshop: Line Break There, or Maybe Not with Idra Novey 6 Tuesdays, June 11-July 23 Workshop: Down to the Bone Gristle: Exercises in Revision & Editing with Tara Betts 6 Wednesdays, June 12-July24 Workshop: Room to Move: The Long Poem with Brian Teare 6 Thursdays, June 13 - July 25 Workshop: Nuts and Bolts: A Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky 6 Saturdays, June 15 - July 27 Bad News! i was there… by JoAnne Akalaitis June 17 An Evening with Robert Polito June 18 (Fiterman Hall, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 245 Greenwich Street) An Evening with Adélia Prado and her translator Ellen Doré Watson June 19 (POSTPONED DUE TO VISA ISSUES) Poetic City’s 1959 with Terri Lyne Carrington and Edward Sanders June 26 (Rockefeller Park, River Terrace at Warren Street) Showcase: 21st Annual Poets House Poetry Publication ShowcaseOn view June 27- August 3 Showcase Opening: Poets House 21st Annual Showcase Opening Reception June 27 Workshop: Conquering the Blank Page: Poetry as a Teaching Tool with Emily Moore (Five-day summer workshop for teachers) July 8 - 12 Proust Birthday Poetry Reading with Meena Alexander, Harold Augenbraum, Marcella Durand, Wayne Koestenbaum, Anna Moschovakis, Mark Polizzotti and Susan Stewart July 10 Exhibition: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here July 11-October 5 Exhibition Opening: Opening Reception for Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here July 11 Showcase Reading Sarah Arvio, Roger Bonair-Agard, Will Schutt and Cecilia Vicuña July 18 Showcase Reading Catherine Barnett, Peter Filkins, Thomas Glave and Rachel Levitsky July 23 Showcase Reading Alex Dimitrov, Karen Garthe, Michael Leong and Susan Wheeler July 25 Showcase Reading LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Cornelius Eady, Dean Kostos and Dorothea Lasky July 30 Relative Strangness: Rosmarie Waldrop with Nikolai Duffy September 26 RESCHEDULED TO 2014 Children’s Program: Holding Up the Sky: Haiku Poetry Workshop September 28 A Tribute to Kurt Brown with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Stephen Dunn, Kimiko Hahn, Steven Huff, Martha Rhodes, Harold Schechter, and Charles Simic & others September 28 Exhibition Event: Panel Discussion: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here October 1 Workshop: The Art of Writing Poems: A Poetry Workshop for Seniors with Hermine Meinhard - 5 Thursdays, October 10 – November 21, The Caring Community Senior Center at Independence Plaza A Tribute to Harvey Shapiro with Greg Delanty, Kimiko Hahn, Michael Heller, Robert Hershon, Kathryn Levy, Phillip Lopate, D. Nurkse, Maggie Paley, Harold Schechter, Grace Schulman, Sue Shapiro, Susan Wheeler, Bill Zavatsky & others October 11 Workshop: “Don’t Draw the Line”: The Prose Poem with Michael Klein 6 Saturdays, October 12–November 16 Member's Event: Root of a Dream: Poets House Members’ Sleepover October 12–13 Master Class: Master Class with Stephen Dobyns October 12 & 13 Workshop: Poetic Imagery with Geoffrey Nutter 6 Tuesdays, October 15–November 19 Passwords: Tony Hoagland on Tomas Tranströmer October 16 Workshop: The Sonnet with Kim Addonizio 6 Wednesdays, October 16–November 20 Workshop: Before, During, and After with Brenda Coultas 6 Thursdays, October 17–November 21 Robert Pinsky on Edgar Allan Poe at The Morgan Library October 17 Workshop: The Five Powers of Poetry: A Seminar for Teachers with Tony Hoagland October 18– October 20 Children’s Program: Tell-Tale Tales: An Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe October 26 Affective Intensities: An Evening with Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Charles Altieri November 5 Passwords: Kwame Dawes on Contemporary African Poetry November 8 Reading and Panel Discussion with the Iowa International Writing Program’s Resident Poets Dmitry Golynko, Wang Jiaxin, Dénes Krusovszky, Zeyar Lynn, Teemu Manninen, and Kim Yi-deum November 9 Master Class: Master Class with Kwame Dawes November 9 & 10 A Reading with Adélia Prado and her translator Ellen Doré Watson November 14 Children’s Program: Diorama-Rama! with Carin Berger November 16 Exhibition: come celebrate with me: The Work of Lucille Clifton November 19, 2013 - March 14, 2014 Exhibition: A Compendium of Creatures November 19, 2013 - March 14, 2014 Exhibition Opening: "come celebrate with me: The Work of Lucille Clifton" and "A Compendium of Creatures"November 19 Trobadors: A Symposium on Occitan Poetry with Jakes Aymonino, Pierre Joris, Deborah Kapchan, Sarah Kay, Domenja Lekuona, Nicole Peyrafitte, Richard Sieburth, Alem Surre-Garcia, and Joan Francés Tisnèr November 23 Master Class: Master Class with Marie Howe December 7 & 8 Muriel Rukeyser Centennial with Ana Bozicevic, Nicole Cooley, Jan Freeman, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kimiko Hahn, Joan Larkin, Jan Heller Levi, Anne Marie Macari, Donna Masini, Jena Osman, Alicia Ostriker, Gerald Stern, Brian Teare & others December 14 2012 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: James Shapiro on William Shakespeare – February 4 Children's Program: Floating Valentines: A Screening of The Red Balloon – February 11 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Molly Peacock on John Donne and George Herbert – February 11 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Linda Gregerson on Edmund Spenser and John Milton – February 18 Workshop: Poetic Prose and the Prose Poem with Barbara Henning – February 25 A Florianthology: An Exhibition on the Art and Poetry of Douglas Florian Opening Reception – February 26 Workshop: Memory, Image and the Poem with Eléna Rivera – February 29 A Reading by Bei Dao with Forrest Gander, Eliot Weinberger & C.D Wright: Poets House @ the 2012 AWP Conference in Chicago – March 2 Workshop: Prayer, Despair and Ecstasy with Ariana Reines – March 8 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Haruo Shirane on Basho and Haiku – March 10 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: K. Silem Mohammad on Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth – March 15 Panel on John Keats with Michael Harper, Judith Harris, Stanley Plumly and Anne Wright – March 16 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Gigi Bradford on Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley and Frances E.W. Harper – March 17 Quincy Troupe on the Craft of Poetry – March 20 The Life and Work of Hans Faverey with Renee Gladman, Francis R. Jones, Eliot Weinberger and Jeffrey Yang – March 21 Children's Program: Please Bury Me in the Library with J. Patrick Lewis – March 24 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Mark Doty on Walt Whitman – March 24 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Eamon Grennan on W.B. Yeats – March 28 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Cole Swensen on 19th Century French Poetry – March 29 Poetry in the Branches National Institute with Guest of Honor Philip Levine – March 30 &31, 2012 Workshop: The Memory Palace with Hettie Jones – April 11 Workshop: The Whole Poem with Neil Shepard – April 12 Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: Ghassan Zaqtan with Fady Joudah – April 13 Dutch Poets Today with Pieter Boskma, Hélène Gelèns, Erik Jan Harmens, Lucas Hirsch, John Schoorl and Joost Zwagerman – April 14 Master Class with Joan Larkin – April 14 & 15 Children's Program: Poem Runs and UnBEElievables with Douglas Florian – April 15 Seeing About: Sébastien Smirou with Pierre Joris and Andrew Zawacki – April 19, 25th Anniversary Event: Stanzas in Meditation: A Gertrude Stein Celebration – April 21 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: C.K. Williams on Robert Frost – April 25 Poem in Your Pocket Day Community Breakfast and Poetry Read-In – April 26 Poem in Your Pocket Day: Poem in Your Pocket, Song in Your Heart – April 26 Master Class with Tom Sleigh – April 28 & 29 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Terese Svoboda on Kay Boyle, Lola Ridge, Hart Crane, Mina Loy and Marianne Moore – May 1 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Joan Richardson on Wallace Stevens – May 3 Children's Program: What If…And Other Lives of Spring Blossoming – May 5 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Herbert Leibowitz on William Carlos Williams – May 8 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Marjorie Welish on The Imagists – May 10 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: A Seminar with Ann Lauterbach on The Objectivists – May 12 Master Class with Eileen Myles – May 12 & 13 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Cornelius Eady on the Harlem Renaissance – May 15 (CANCELLED) 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Vijay Seshadri on W.H. Auden – May 17 Master Class with Matthea Harvey – May 19 & 20 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Rosamond King on Caribbean Poets of the 20th Century – May 22 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Martín Espada on Puerto Rican Poetry – May 31 25th Anniversary Event - Children's Program: Dear Aunt Emily and Uncle Walt – June 2 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Lee Ann Brown on Black Mountain Poets – June 2 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Saskia Hamilton on John Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell – June 5 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Carol Muske-Dukes on the Beats – June 8 Master Class with Carol Muske-Dukes – June 9 & 10 The 17th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge – June 11 Workshop: Sewing, Hammering, Ploughing, Rowing, Welding, Sanding: Whatever It Takes to Finish That Poem with Scott Hightower – June 21 Poetic City 2012 with Tina Chang, Paolo Javier, Gabriel Kahane and Suzanne Vega – June 26 Workshop: Generating Great Work with Rachel M. Simon – June 26 Members Event: Poets House Showcase Members Preview – June 30 2012 Poets House Showcase Opening Reading – June 30 We’re Floating: An Interactive Poetry Walk with Artist and Poet Jon Cotner – July 7 & 14 Showcase Reading: Naomi Replansky and Lynne Sharon Schwartz – July 10 Showcase Reading: John Ashbery – July 12 Showcase Reading: Celebrating the Collected Writings of Joe Brainard (New York Poetry Festival, Governors Island) – July 22 Poetry: Movement and Memory with Max Blagg and Wickham Boyle – July 25 Poets House Emerging Poets Residency Reading – July 26 A Tribute to Siv Cedering – September 20 Poetry Reading on Governors Island Inspired by the Art of Mark di Suvero (Nolan Park, Governor’s Island) – September 22 Children's Program: A Box Marked Summer with Bobbi Katz – September 29 Wheel with a Single Spoke: The Life and Work of Romanian poet Nichita Stănescu – October 3 Manuscript Workshop with Kathleen Ossip – October 3 Aaron Shurin on the Craft of Poetry – October 4 25th Anniversary Event - 25th Anniversary Finale: Celebrating Stanley Kunitz and Elizabeth Kray – October 6 Poetry Slam? Or Slam Poetry? with Mahogany L. Browne, Taylor Mali, James Merenda & Jeanann Verlee – October 10 Workshop: Generating, Revising, Polishing: The Practice of Writing Poetry with Martine Bellen – October 11 Workshop: Begin to Build a Poem with Estha Weiner – October 12 An Evening in Honor of Taha Muhammad Ali – October 16 The Poetics of Kitsch with Daniel Tiffany, Sianne Ngai, Joyelle McSweeney, and Johannes Goransson – October 20 Witter Bynner Fellowship Reading with L.S. Asekoff and Philip Levine – October 23, Children's Program: Screamin’ Green Halloween Readings (World Financial Center) – October 27 Members Event: Root of a Dream: Poets House Member's Sleepover – October 27 Workshop: Shadows and Mayhem: Writing Beyond the Known with John Murillo – November 3 Russian Masters: The Life and Work of Osip Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetaeva – November 8 A Tribute to Adrienne Rich (92nd Street Y) – November 9 Master Class on Revision and Close Reading with Fanny Howe – November 10 & 11 Poets from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program – November 10 Passwords: Marjorie Perloff on John Cage – November 13 Firespitter: Jayne Cortez with Rosamund King - November 14 (CANCELLED) Children's Program: An Ode to Odetta with Samantha Thornhill – November 17 Passwords: David Hinton on Classical Chinese Poetry – November 30 Children's Program: A Perfect Day with Carin Berger – December 1 A Conversation with Robert Hass and E.O. Wilson (American Museum of Natural History) – December 6 Master Class with Paul Muldoon – December 8 & 9 2011 North of Invention: A Festival of Canadian Poetry (Charles Bernstein & Sarah Dowling, M NourbeSe Philip & Fred Wah, Stephen Collins & Roy Miki, a.rawlings) – January 22 North of Invention: A Festival of Canadian Poetry (Jeff Derksen & Lisa Robertson, a.rawlings & Jordon Scott) – January 23 The Transcendental Thread in American Poetry: A Seminar with Daniela Gioseffi – January 29 The Language of Conservation @ AWP w/Mark Doty, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Pattiann Rogers and Sandra Alcosser – February 4 Elizabeth Bishop at 100 – February 8 Member's Event: Advance screening of Poetry: The Movie – February 9 Children's Program: Floating Valentines: A Screening of The Red Balloon – February 12 Master Class with Anne Carson & Robert Currie: EGOCIRCUS, a collaborative workshop – February 19 & 20 Workshop: WORKshop with Priscilla Becker – Feb 22 Workshop: Writing Between the Lines with Christopher Schmidt – Feb 23 Workshop: Text, Image, Theme & Between with Jill Magi – Feb 24 Master Class with Kevin Young – March 5 & 6 What the Chapbook Means to Me – March 5 The Soul's Springtime: The Poetry of George Trakl (with Mina Pam Dick, Christian Hawley and Wayne Kostenbaum) – March 17 Passwords: Pierre Joris on Paul Celan – March 18 Children's Program: Forever Friends with Carin Berger – March 19 Illuminated Verses: Introduction to the Language of the Qur'an: A Seminar with Bruce Lawrence – March 19 A Poet's Prose: The Poetic Vision of Zbigniew Herbert (with Edward Hirsch, Alissa Valles, Adam Zagajewski) – March 24 Lost & Found: The H.D. Book by Robert Duncan (Michael Boughn, Victor Coleman, Lisa Jarnot & Elizabeth Willis) – March 26 Poetic Process & Inspiration: Jean Valentine & Brian Teare – March 31 Queer Optimism & Affective Poetry (Wendy Lee, Michael Snediker, Brian Teare & Dara Wier) – April 2 Workshop: Poetry (&) Comics with Paolo Javier – April 5 Insolent Grace: The Transatlantic Life of Alberto de Lacerda: Exhibit Opening with Jhumpa Lahiri, Christopher Middleton, Luis de Sousa & Devid Wevill – April 6 Of the Mortal Fire: Christopher Middleton with John Yau – April 7 Workshop: Poetic Forms with Star Black – April 9 Workshop: Language Innovation with Paul Barman – April 13 Children's Program: Fairly Varied Fairy Tales with Marie Ponsot – April 14 Passwords: Karen Swenson on Robert Browning – April 14 Children's Program: Poetry & Popcorn with James Stevenson – April 16 The Grand Piano: A Collective Autobiography (Steve Benson, Carla Harryman, Tom Mandel, Ted Pearson, Bob Perelman, Kit Robinson, Ron Silliman & Barrett Watten) – April 16 Illuminated Verses: Transmutations with Moroccan Poet Mohammed Bennis – April 26 Illuminated Verses: The Traveling Word: A West African Epic (Kewulay Kamara) – April 28 Pluriverse: An Afternoon with Ernesto Cardenal – April 29 Resistance is Fertile: Harryette Mullen with Barbara Henning – April 29 Harryette Mullen with Niki Heard & Camille Rankine (Location: Cave Canem) – April 30 Illuminated Verses: Precarious Lives: Arab Poets since pre-Islamic Times; A Seminar with Mushin al-Musawi – May 3 Illuminated Verses: From Tablet to Pen: The Literary Life of Islam; A Seminar with Reza Aslan – May 5 Day-long Symposium: Bridging Cultures: Poetries of the Islamic World (Location: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center) – May 7 Passwords: Myth, Fable & Fairy Tale with Marie Ponsot – May 14 The Marriage of Music & Meaning with Dorianne Laux – May 19 Master Class: Master Class with Dorianne Laux – May 21 & 22 Children's Program: Sea Tale with Richard Lewis & the Touchstone Center Ensemble – June 4 16th Annual Poetry Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge – June 13 The Language of Conservation @ ALA with Mark Doty– June 26 Showcase Reading: Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Joshua Harmon, Yehoshua November & Kathleen Ossip – July 12 Showcase Reading: Amy Holman, Paul Legault, Carol Muske–Dukes & Thomas Sleigh – July 14 Showcase Reading: Alan Gilbert, Karla Kelsey, Marie–Elizabeth Mali & Laura Newbern – July 19 Showcase Reading: New Directions 75th Anniversary celebration with Susan Bernofsky, Forrest Gander, Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, Richard Sieburth, Mónica de la Torre & Eliot Weinberger – July 21 Showcase Reading: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Albert Mobilio, Jena Osman & Evie Shockley – July 26 Children's Program: The Humpback’s Wail with Chrissie Gittins – September 10 Ten Years After September 11, 2001 Remembrance and Reconciliation Through Poetry w/ Cornelius Eady, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, J. Chester Johnson, Lawrence Joseph, Martha Rhodes Location: Trinity Church – September 11 Nerve Ant: Japanese poet Kiwao Nomura with Translators Forrest Gander and Kyoko Yoshida – September 15 Children's Program: Battery Park City Block Party – September 17 Children's Program: Poems from the Sky @ The Gallery at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Art Center at Governor’s Island – September 17 Children's Program: Freshly Picked Poetry! cosponsored with Tribeca Greenmarket – September 24 25th Anniversary Event: Falling in Love with Poetry - An Introductory Seminar with Edward Hirsch - September 24 (CANCELLED) 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: David Ferry on Gilgamesh – September 29 Children's Program: Enchanted Fairies & Elves cosponsored with Battery Park City Parks Conservancy – October 2 25th Anniversary Event: A Performance of "Bracko" with Anne Carson, Robert Currie and friends – October 4 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Yopie Prins on Homer and Sappho – October 4 Workshop: The Language of Music with Dave Johnson 6 Tuesdays, October 4-November 8 Workshop: Breaking Open: Overcoming Barriers with Rachel Levitsky 6 Thursdays, October 6-November 10 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Sheldon Pollock on Sanskrit poetry – October 12 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Paula Varsano on Ancient Chinese Poetry – October 13 Jane Hirshfield on the Craft of Poetry – October 19 Emily Dickinson at Poets House From the Donald & Patricia Oresman Collection Opening Reception - October 20 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Rosanna Warren on Latin Poetry – October 21 American Century With Rita Dove, Elizabeth Alexander, Frank Bidart, Joanna Klink, Yusef Komunyakka, and Gerald Stern. Music by Susan McKeown – October 25 Garrett Hongo on the Craft of Poetry – October 26 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Coleman Barks on Rumi – October 27 Children's Program: Monstrology/Alienology 101 with Johan Olander – October 29 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Greg Delanty and Michael Matto on Anglo-Saxon Poetry – October 29 25th Anniversary Event:Passwords: Arvind Mehrotra on Kabir– November 3 Philosopher Poet: A Reading and Conversation with Michel Deguy – November 4 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: Jerome Rothenberg on Ethnopoetics and the Origins of Poetry – November 8 Approaching You in English: Israeli Poet Admiel Kosman with Lisa Katz – November 9 An Evening with Hungarian Poet Dénes Krusovsky – November 11 25th Anniversary Event: Children's Program: We Are Rivers with Richard Lewis and the Touchstone Center Ensemble – November 12 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: A Seminar with Jean and Robert Hollander on Dante – November 12 “Like the Wheels of Birds”: Emily Dickinson’s Itinerary of Escape - A Talk by Marta Werner – November 15 Member's Sleepover – November 15 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: David Young on Petrarch – November 17 Master Class with Glyn Maxwell – November 19 & 20 25th Anniversary Event: Passwords: A Seminar with Glyn Maxwell on Chaucer and Christopher Marlowe – November 19 25th Anniversary Event: Children's Program: Choose Your Own Odyssey – December 3 Passwords: A Seminar with Jen Bervin on Emily Dickinson – December 3 & 10 Master Class with Anne Waldman – December 10 & 11 2010 Poetry for Children: Floating Valentines: A Screening of The Red Balloon - February 13 Exhibition: The Fist Clenched Round My Heart: An Exhibition of Love Poetry at Poets House February 13 - March 13 Exhibition Opening: The Fist Clenched Round My Heart: An Exhibition of Love Poetry at Poets House Opening Reception - February 13 On Modern Poetry: Public Seminars with Michael Heller, The Foundations of Modern and Contemporary Poetry - February 20 On Modern Poetry: Public Seminars with Michael Heller, "No Ideas but in Things": Developments, Diversities, Dispersions, Disavowals - February 27 Master Class with Marie Ponsot - February 27 & 28 Imagining Louisiana: A Conversation & Reading with Darrell Bourque & Sheryl St. Germain, Moderated by James Tolan - March 11 Listening, Recording, Writing with Stacy Doris - March 13 Lyric Persuasions: A Conversation with Rae Armantrout & Norman Fischer - March 16 Exhibition: Opening Reception - March 20 Exhibition: Opening Reception - March 20 The Green Man: A Panel with Carolyn Dinshaw, Michael Hrebeniak, Basil King & Thomas Meyer - March 23 Six-week Course: Visual Poetry with Jen Bervin - 6 Wednesdays, March 24–April 28 Six-week Course: The Elegy with Bhisham Bherwani 6 Thursdays, March 25–April 29 Children's Program: The Little General and the Giant Snowflake with Matthea Harvey - March 27 Black Nature: A Panel & Poetry Reading with Camille T. Dungy, Sean Hill, Yusef Komunyakaa & Evie Shockley - April 3 "Can Poetry Save the Earth?" A Panel with Sandra Alcosser, Brenda Iijima, Leonard Schwartz & Jonathan Skinner @ the 2010 AWP Conference in Denver - April 10 Spain's Bard: Jesús Aguado with Electa Arenal & Beatrix Gates - April 13 Texts to Argue Through: A Conversation with John D'Agata, Thalia Field & Jena Osman - April 16 Children’s Program: Grand Opening of the Constance Laibe Hays Children's Room at Poets House - April 17 Nordic Voices: A Reading & Conversation with Jonas J. Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg - April 21 A Civil Feast of Jazz & Poetry with Poet Afaa Michael Weaver & Jazz Musicians Harold Anderson, Bill Lowe & Stan Strickland - April 21 The Opening of the Field: A Conversation with Nalini Nadkarni & Leonard Schwartz - April 22 The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry with Maria Isabel Alfonso, Lourdes Gil, James Irby, Mark Weiss & Christopher Winks - April 27 Poem in Your Pocket Day with Poets House- April 29 Nox: From Box to Book with Anne Carson & Currie - April 29 Children's Program: "How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know?" with Richard Lewis - May 1 It's About Nature: Children's Learning & the Poetic Experience with Richard Lewis - May 1 Annual Chapbook Festival @ CUNY Graduate Center - May 3 & May 4 Close Observation: The Poetics of Flora & Fauna: A Reading & Conversation with Diane Ackerman & Kimiko Hahn- May 5 Chile's Dante: An Evening with Raúl Zurita & Anna Deeny - May 6 Praises & Offenses: Women Poets from the Dominican Republic with Linda M. Rodriguez Guglielmoni, Judith Kerman, Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo & Angela Hernández Núñez - May 11 Ecopoetics After Copenhagen: Poetry & Biodiversity: A Public Seminar with Jonathan Skinner - May 12 Ecopoetics After Copenhagen: Poetry & Watersheds: A Public Seminar with Jonathan Skinner - May 14 Ecopoetics After Copenhagen: Urban Field Poetics: A Writing Workshop with Jonathan Skinner - May 15 Back Home: A Conversation & Reading with Maurice Manning & Norman Minnick - May 13 Children's Program: My Life as a Blue Elephant with Calef Brown - May 15 Language of the Neighborhood: Chinese Poetry Today with Arthur Sze & Lucas Klein - May 18 Sweethearts of Rhythm: An Evening with Marilyn Nelson & Jerry Pinkney - May 20 Ecopoetical Futures: A Panel with Marcella Durand, Brenda Iijima, Ted Mathys & Tyrone Williams - May 25 Elements & Energies: Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman on Poetry, Ecology & Environmental Action - May 27 Children's Program: River of Words with Robert Hass - May 29 An Ethics Occurs at the Edge of What We Know: A Seminar with Brenda Hillman - May 29 Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman in the Great Outdoors: A Reading - May 29 What Love Comes To: A Celebration of Ruth Stone with Chard deNiord, Toi Derricotte, Sandra Gilbert, Dorianne Laux, Sharon Olds, Bianca Stone, & Hillery Stone - June 8 Poetry Walk: The 15th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge: A Benefit for Poets House with Anne Carson, Tina Chang, Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux & Bill Murray June 14 Flow–Winged Crocodile: A Noh Play by Leslie Scalapino. Directed by Fiona Templeton, with Katie Brown, Stephanie Silver and Julie Troost. Dance by Molissa Fenley. Music by Joan Jeanrenaud. Projected drawings by Eve Biddle. Technical director: Ray Roy III - June 19 & June 20 Memorial for Leslie Scalapino with Petah Coyne, Simone Fattal, Joan Retallack, Charles Bernstein, Susan Bee, Ann Lauterbach, Susan Howe, Paolo Javier, Molissa Foley, Fiona Templeton, Laura Elrick, Rodrigo Toscano, Steve Clay, Rachel Levitsky, Susan Landers, James Sherry, Brenda Iijima, Pierre Joris, Judith Goldman, E. Tracy Grinnell & Tom White at The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church - June 21 The 18th Annual Poets House Showcase - June 28-July 31 Exhibition: Gathering: An Exhibition of Poems & Prints by Ed Colker June 28 -October 9 Exhibition: Radiance: An Exhibition of Paintings by James Walton Fox June 28 -October 9 Poetic City: A Celebration of the Poetry and Music of Haiti, with L'Orchestre Septentrional, Jacqueline Beauge-Rosier, Anthony Phelps, Josaphat-Robert Large and Janine Tavernier, in Rockefeller Park - July 7 Exhibition Opening: Gathering: An Exhibition of Poems & Prints by Ed Colker Opening Reception July 8 Exhibition Opening: Radiance: An Exhibition of Paintings by James Walton Fox Opening Reception - July 8 Poets House Showcase Reading with Julie Sheehan, Leslie Chang, Terese Svoboda & Mark Bibbins - July 13 Poets House Showcase Reading with Ryan Murphy, Estha Weiner, Maureen McLane & Evelyn Reilly - July 15 Poets House Showcase Reading with Matvei Yankelevich, Indigo Moor, Monica Youn & Nathalie Handal - July 20 Poets House Showcase Reading with Tan Lin, Rachel Levitsky, Joanna Fuhrman & Ken Chen - July 22 Poets House Showcase Reading featuring Persistent Voices: An Anthology of Poets Lost to AIDS with Star Black, Cyrus Cassells, Douglas Crase, Mina Pam Dick, Patricia Spears Jones, Timothy Liu & Dante Michaux - July 27 Other Worlds: A Reading & Discussion of the Poetry of Afzal Ahmed Syed with Arsalan Kahn, Shehla Naqvi & Mahwash Shoaib - September 29 New York Inferno: Eileen Myles with Douglas A. Martin - September 30 The Art of Losing with Nick Flynn, Marie Howe & Kevin Young - October 2 Six-week Course: Vision and Revision with Neil Shepard - October 5-November 9 Six-Week Course: Basic and Bold: The Remix with Patricia Spears Jones - October 6–November 10 Greek Avant-Gardist: Demosthenes Agrafiotis with John Sakkis - October 6 Six-Week Course: The Chapbook with Anna Moschovakis - October 7–November 18 Nordic Voices: Jörgen Gassilewski & Anna Hallberg with Charles Bernstein - October 7 Open House New York at Poets House - October 10 Passwords: Kathleen Norris on Biblical Themes in Contemporary Poetry - October 14 Spiritual Poetics: A Seminar with Kathleen Norris - October 16 Poets & Readers Together: W. S. Merwin Visits with Librarians at Poets House - October 21 Children's Program: The Monsterologist with Bobbi Katz – October 23 Workshop: Structural Excavations with Lisa Jarnot – October 23 and 24 Passwords: Archie Burnett and Christopher Ricks on A. E. Housman – October 27 Engaged Poetics with Andy Croft, Minnie Bruce Pratt & Thomas Sayers Ellis (replacing Afaa Michael Weaver) Location: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House NYU – October 29 A Mirror for the Twentieth Century: An Evening with Adonis – November 1 A Nuyorican State of Mind: The Life & Writing of Pedro Pietri with Bob Holman, Marilyn Kiss, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Nancy Mercado, Myrna Nieves, Dan Shot & Quincy Troupe – November 4 Passwords: Jerome Rothenberg on Experimental Romanticism & the Roots of Contemporary Poetics – November 5 Children's Program: World Record Imaginations with Karen Benke – November 6 Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture with Maria Damon, Hank Lazer, Stephen Paul Miller & Alicia Ostriker – November 11 (Re) writing Culture with Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Craig Santos Perez & Barbara Jane Reyes – November 13 A Sweetness Buried in the Mind: Gerald Stern with Ross Gay – November 18 The Lost Poetry of World War II: A Seminar with Daniel Swift – November 20 Workshop: Poems, Prayers & Possession with Gabrielle Calvocoressi – November 20 & 21 Children's Program: Wind, Ice & Other Tremblings of Winter with Richard Lewis December 4 Master Class with Edward Hirsch – December 4 & 5 2009 Force of Light: A Multimedia Tribute to the Life & Poetry of Paul Celan with Fiona Templeton & Barbez, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage January 7 Poetry In The Branches: Poetry Westchester! Poets on Poetry: Vijay Seshadri on Elizabeth Bishop, at Mount Pleasant Public Library February 8 The Literary Universe: The Library in Poetry and the Imagination, with Catherine Bowman, Nancy Kuhl, Geoffrey O’Brien, Nathalie Stephens & Kevin Young, at the 2009 AWP Conference in ChicagoFebruary 14 A Tribute to Reginald Shepherd with Timothy Donnelly, Marilyn Hacker, Timothy Liu, Kevin Prufer, Evie Shockley, Susan Stewart & Yerra Sugarman, at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYU March 12 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: The Magical Alphabet of Spring with Lee Ann Brown, at NYPL Mulberry Street Branch March 21 Workshop: Breaking Through: A Generative Workshop for All with Marie Howe April 1-22 Showcase: The 17th Annual Poets House Showcase, at NYPL Jefferson Market Branch April 4-11 Showcase Opening: The 17th Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reception at NYPL Jefferson Market Branch April 4 Children's Event: Cats on Trains, Bats on Planes: Poetic Travels with Patricia Hubbell, at NYPL Mulberry Street Branch April 4 Poetry In The Branches: Poetry Westchester! Neglected No More: Samuel Menashe Recites His Poetry, at Mount Pleasant Public Library April 5 Celebrating Constantine P. Cavafy with Mark Doty, Olympia Dukakis, Daniel Mendelsohn and Maria Tucci, at The Great Hall, Cooper Union April 13 Radical Precision: The Poetry of Stephen Dunn, at Barnes & Noble Tribeca April 17 From the Dark Surealist: The Poetry & Prose of Unica Zürn with Mary Ann Caws, Pierre Joris, Jill Magi, Anna Moschovakis, Caroline Rupprecht, and Frederic Tuten, at The Drawing Center April 23 Workshop: Writing Away from the Surface with Patricia Smith May 6-June 10 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: A Drop of Water, A Splash of Sound with Richard Lewis, at NYPL Mulberry Street Branch May 9 A Tribute to Jack Gilbert with Jack Gilbert, Jim Finnegan, Linda Gregg, Mary Karr, Henry Lyman, Meghan O'Rourke and Gerald Stern, at NYU Cantor Film Center May 12 The House That Jack Built: A Jack Spicer Symposium with Dodie Bellamy, Anselm Berrigan, Julian T. Brolaski, CA Conrad, Samuel R. Delany, Larry Fagin, Peter Gizzi, Kevin Killian, Basil King, Douglas A. Martin, Jennifer Moxley, Harris Schiff, Rod Smith, George Stanley, Lewis Warsh & Karen Weiser, at The Poetry Project @ St. Mark's Church May 15 Italian Poetry Now with Maria Attanasio, Carla Billitteri, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale, Milli Graffi and Jennifer Scappettone, panel at Italian Cultural Institute May 26 Italian Poetry Now with Maria Attanasio, Carla Billitteri, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale, Milli Graffi and Jennifer Scappettone, reading at The Poetry Project @ St. Mark’s Church May 27 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: Backwards, Forwards: A Scroll Workshop with Sophie Blackall, at NYPL Mulberry Street Branch June 6 Poetry Walk: The 14th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge to Benefit Poets House, with Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux, Natasha Trethewey, with special guest Bill Murray June 8 Poetic City: A Poets House Celebration, with Jane Hirshfield, Major Jackson, Ed Sanders, Brenda Shaughnessy and Meredith Monk, at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City June 10 Writing the Hudson River: 400 Years of Poetic Discovery with Wayne Franklin, Judith Richardson, Nancy Willard and Mark Wunderlich, at Wave Hill July 12 A Housewarming Party for Poets House September 25 Children's Event: Invocation of the Muse with Kurt Lamkin September 26 Invocation of the Muse: Poets & Musicians Toast the New Poets House, at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City September 26 Songs of Ascension: The Psalms & Other Sky-Bound Structures. A Conversation between Norman Fischer & Meredith Monk October 6 Like Most Revelations: Richard Howard in Conversation with Timothy Donnelly & Brenda Wineapple October 7 Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Charles Bernstein & Régis Bonvicino October 14 Living in Advance: A Tribute to David Bromige with Charles Bernstein, Corina Copp, Rachel Levitsky, Daniel Nohejl, Bob Perelman, Nick Piombino, Ron Silliman, Gary Sullivan, Geoffrey Young & Others October 16 Children's Event: Poetry for Children : Old Days, New Days: A Celebration of Daylight with Richard Lewis October 17 Passwords: John Felstiner Asks, "Can Poetry Save the Earth?" October 20 Workshop: Public Seminars with John Felstiner: "Can Poetry Save the Earth?" October 21 & 22 Sudden Orpheus: A Puppet Show by Ariel Goldberger & Leonard Schwartz October 23 Sudden Orpheus: A Puppet Show by Ariel Goldberger & Leonard Schwartz, followed by a panel with Thalia Field, Edwin Frank, Ariel Goldberger, Claudia Orenstein & Leonard Schwartz October 24 Past the Barriers: The Poetry & Poetics of Thom Gunn. A Conversation with John Peck & Brian Teare, introduced by Joshua Weiner October 27 The Poetry of Thom Gunn with Alfred Corn, Elaine Equi, Wendy Lesser, Robert Pinsky, Robert Polito, Tom Sleigh & Joshua Weiner, at The New School October 28 The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry. Panel with Brenda Cárdenas, Gina Franco, Urayoán Noel & Rich Villar, Moderated by Francisco Aragón; Reading with Brenda Cárdenas, David Dominguez, Gina Franco & Scott Inguito October 29 Polish Poetry Now: Panel Moderated by Bill Johnston & Benjamin Paloff November 3 Polish Poetry Now: Reading with Tadeusz Dabrowski, Bozena Keff, Marzanna Kielar & Tomasz Rózycki - November 4 Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Goran Sonnevi & Rika Lesser, Introduced by Richard Howard November 5 Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Angela Jackson & Patricia Spears Jones November 12 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: The Buzz with Naomi Shihab Nye November 14 Transfer: A Seminar with Naomi Shihab Nye November 14 Passwords: Kit Robinson on "Time is/Was: Writing Memory in the Discontinuous Present" November 17 500 Years of Latin American Poetry, with Sergio Bessa, Mónica de la Torre, LaTasha Nevada Diggs, Michelle Gil-Montero, Bob Holman, Simon Pettet, Rodrigo Toscano, Cecilia Vicuña, Anne Waldman & Molly Weigel, Introduced by Cecilia Vicuña November 18 Exhibition: Robert Frost's Annual Christmas Cards - December 2, 2009 - January 30, 2010 Exhibition Opening: Robert Frost's Annual Christmas Cards Opening Reception - December 2 2008 A Tribute to Gerald Stern, with Jorie Graham, Edward Hirsch, Li-Young Lee, Anne Marie Macari, Ira Sadoff, Alan Soldofsky and Gerald Stern, at the 2008 AWP Conference in New York City February 2 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Hettie Jones, at Mount Pleasant Public Library February 4-March 17 String Talks: A Reading and Performance by Anne Carson, at Skirball Center for Performing Arts, New York University February 8 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Hettie Jones, at Mount Pleasant Public Library February 11-March 24 Alice Quinn: Twenty Years of Poetry at The New Yorker, with Henri Cole, Deborah Garrison, Eamon Grennan, Yusef Komunyakaa, Vijay Sheshadri, Jean Valentine & Matthew Zapruder, at The Theresa Lang Center, Arnold Hall New School University February 21 Branching Out: Branching Out Fresno: Carl Phillips on Walt Whitman February 25 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Writing Workshop with Erica Fabri, at Town of Pelham Library February 25-April 14 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Steve Sher, at Larchmont Public Library February 26-April 1 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Estha Weiner, at Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library March 1-April 12 Branching Out: Branching Out Hartford: Susan Stewart on Anna Akhmatova March 2 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Caitlin McDonnell, at Katonah Village Library March 3-April 7 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Rachel Simon, at White Plains Public Library March 4-April 15 Harlem Renaissance Revisited, with John Keene, Mendi + Keith Obadike & Evie Shockley, at Tribeca Performing Arts Center March 4 Branching Out: Branching Out Little Rock: Mark Doty on E. E. Cummings March 6 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: First Fridays at the Children's Museum of the Arts March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: Pocket Poems with Bobbi Katz, at NYPL Mulberry Street Branch March 8 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman, Town of Pelham Library March 13-April 17 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Publication Party and Reading with Hettie Jones March 17 Passwords: Robert and Jean Hollander on The Divine Comedy, at NYPL Mulberry Street Branch March 19 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading March 24 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman, at Irvington Public Library March 25-May 6 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Rachel Simon, at Scarsdale Public Library March 26-May 7 Branching Out: Branching Out Salt Lake City: Kay Ryan on Emily Dickinson - March 26 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Poetry Reading by Edward Hirsch, at Mount Pleasant Public Library March 30 Branching Out: Branching Out New Orleans: Hettie Jones on Beat Poets, at New Orleans Public Library April 1 Branching Out: Branching Out Milwaukee: Molly Peacock on Edna St. Vincent Millay, at Milwaukee Public Library April 3 Children's Event: National Poetry Month for Kids at the NYPL Mulberry Street Branch April 4, April 11 and April 18 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: The Enchanted World of Nancy Willard, at the NYPL Mulberry Street Branch April 5 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! The Beat Poets: a talk by Hettie Jones, at Mount Pleasant Public Library April 6 Branching Out: Branching Out Fresno: Molly Peacock on Edna St. Vincent Millay April 7 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading April 7 The Shape of Disclosure: George Oppen Centennial Symposium, with Stephen Cope, Thom Donovan, Norman Finkelstein, Peter Gizzi, E. Tracy Grinnell, Michael Heller, Eric Hoffman, Romana Huk, Erica Hunt, Burt Kimmelman, Geoffrey O’Brien, Peter O’Leary, Kristin Prevallet, Anthony Rudolf, Hugh Seidman, Harvey Shapiro, Lee Spinks, Stacy Szymaszek & John Taggart, at Tribeca Performing Arts Center April 8 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Steve Sher April 12 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Estha Weiner April 12 Showcase: The 16th Annual Poets House Showcase, at NYPL Jefferson Market Branch April 12-19 Showcase Opening: The 16th Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reception, at NYPL Jefferson Market Branch April 12 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Writing Workshop Publication Party and Reading with Erica Fabri April 14 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Writing Workshop Publication Party and Reading with Rachel Simon April 15 Correspondences: Reading and Conversation with Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe & Eugene Schlanger, at Wall Street Rising April 16 Poem in Your Pocket Day: Poems of Transport: A Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day Collaboration between Poets House and N.Y. Waterway, at N.Y. Waterway/World Financial Center Terminal April 17 Branching Out: Branching Out Little Rock: Kay Ryan on Emily Dickinson April 17 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Joanna Fuhrman April 17 Branching Out: Branching Out New Orleans: Mark Doty on E. E. Cummings April 22 Writers Showcase: An Evening in Battery Park City with Dave Johnson and Poets House, at Chevy's Restaurant April 23 Branching Out: Branching Out Salt Lake City: Hettie Jones on Beat Poets April 23 Branching Out: Branching Out Jacksonville: Molly Peacock on Edna St. Vincent Millay April 26 Branching Out: Branching Out Little Rock: Eavan Boland on W.B. Yeats May 1 Branching Out: Branching Out Milwaukee: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda - May 1 Correspondences: Bilingual Reading and Conversation, with Coral Bracho and Forrest Gander May 3 Branching Out: Branching Out Jacksonville: Hettie Jones on Beat Poets - May 6 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Publication Party and Reading with Joanna Fuhrman May 6 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Publication Party and Reading with Rachel Simon May 7 "We're All So Damned Happy It Stinks!" Readings and Responses by John Godfrey, Lisa Jarnot, Aaron Smith and others, at NYU's Fales Library May 8 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: Wondrous Light, Wondrous Air with Richard Lewis, at the NYPL Mulberry Street Branch May 10 Passwords: Raymond P. Scheindlin on Judah Halevi, at the NYPL Mulberry Street Branch May 14 Branching Out: Branching Out Hartford: Hettie Jones on Beat Poets May 18 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Poetry Reading by Tom Sleigh, at Mount Pleasant Public Library May 18 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: Creatures of Collage with Carin Berger, at the NYPL Mulberry Street Branch June 7 Poetry Walk: The 13th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge to Benefit Poets House, with Martín Espada, Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux and Marilyn Nelson June 9 Poetic City: A Poets House Celebration, with Cornelius Eady, Matthea Harvey, Fanny Howe, Li-Young Lee, Kay Ryan and others, at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City June 18 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman, at Mount Pleasant Public Library September 8-October 6 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Steven Sher, at Somers Public Library September 11-25 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Estha Weiner, at Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library September 13-27 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman, at Mount Pleasant Public Library September 15-October 6 Form and Function: A Symposium on the Intersection of Poetry & Architecture with A.S. Bessa, Gregg Biglieri, Louise Braverman, Carlos Brillembourg, Brenda Coultas, Rubén Gallo, Patricia Spears Jones, Mónica de la Torre, Susan Mitchell, Frances Richard, Susan Stewart, Jill Stoner, Mónica de la Torre & Marjorie Welish September 27 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Rachel Simon, at White Plains Public Library October 7-28 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Clara Sala, at Mount Vernon Public Library October 8-29 Passwords: Pablo Medina on Octavio Paz October 9 Children's Event: Poets House in Battery Park City, Preview Festivities: Poetry for Children: Your Song Is a Map of the City with Chris Martin October 11 Poets House in Battery Park City, Preview Festivities: Poetry Walking Tours of Battery Park City October 11 Poets House in Battery Park City, Preview Festivities: Ode to the City: A Poetic Fanfare for New York City with Edward Field, Joan Larkin, Charles Simic, Patricia Smith and John Yau October 11 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman, at Irvington Public Library October 15-November 5 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Jason Schneiderman, at Pelham Public Library October 16-30 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Steve Sher October 16 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Estha Weiner October 18 Children's Event: Poetry for Children: Monstrology 101 with Johan Olander October 25 A Helen Adam Halloween with Edmund Berrigan, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, Bob Holman, Susan Howe, Serena Jost, Dan Machlin, Julie Patton, Kristin Prevallet and Cecilia Vicuña October 29 Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond - An Alternate Vision: Panel Discussion October 30 Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond: A Reading with Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Tina Chang, Monica Ferrell, Eric Gamalinda, Kimiko Hahn, Nathalie Handal, Cathy Park Hong, Khaled Mattawa, Ravi Shankar & Barbara Tran October 30 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Steven Sher, at Rye Free Reading Room October 30-November 13 A Tribute to Jane Cooper with Kazim Ali, Jill Bialosky, Martha Collins, Galway Kinnell, Eva Kollisch, Beatrix Gates, Marie Howe, Jan Heller Levi, Thomas Lux & Jean Valentine November 11 Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Isabelle Garron, Pierre Joris & Sarah Riggs November 13 Children's Event: The Right Stuff: Astronaut Training with Meghan McCarthy November 15 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Joanna Fuhrman November 16 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Rachel Simon November 18 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Publication Party with Clara Sala November 19 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Jason Schneiderman November 20 Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Nathaniel Tarn & Eliot Weinberger November 20 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Publication Party with Joanna Fuhrman December 3 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading with Steve Sher December 4 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry Westchester! The Poetry of Federico García Lorca: A Dramatic Reading with Dominique Borel and Suzanne Khuri, and Guitar Accompaniment by Ian Banks, at Mount Pleasant Public Library December 7 2007 Strong Is Your Hold: An 80th Birthday Tribute to Galway Kinnell with Robert Bly, E. L. Doctorow, Mark Doty, Cornelius Eady, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Yusef Komunyakaa, Anne Marie Macari, Sharon Olds, Grace Paley, Gerald Stern & C.K. WilliamsFebruary 1 Branching Out: Branching Out NYC: Robert Pinsky on Robert Frost & William Carlos Williams February 6 Branching Out: Branching Out Fresno: Jane Hirshfield on Bashō February 8 Children's Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: Floating Valentines—The Red Balloon February 10 Poetry in the Presence of Sculpture with Brenda Iijima, Jill Magi, Sawako Nakayasu & Srikanth Reddy February 11 6-Week course: Revealing and Concealing: The Self in Poetry with Rachel M. Simon February 21-March 28 Branching Out: Branching Out New Orleans: Elizabeth Alexander on Gwendolyn Brooks February 27 Passwords: David Meltzer on West Coast Beats February 27 Semina Poets: Gallery Tour with David Meltzer February 28 Poetry in the Branches: Adult Writing Workshop with Corie Feiner at St. George Library Center March 3-April 14 Branching Out: Branching Out Hartford: Elizabeth Alexander on Gwendolyn Brooks March 4 Branching Out: Branching Out NYC: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes March 6 6-Week course: Animal Forms with Priscilla Becker March 6-April 10 Poetry in the Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman at Briarwood Branch March 6-April 17 Poetry in the Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Helen Decker at Richmondton Branch March 7-April 18 Poetry in the Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Ginny Wiehardt at St. George Library Center - March 9-April 20 Lyric Poetry Festival with David Baker, Linda Gregerson, Stanley Plumly & Ann Townsend March 10 Passwords: Martha Ronk on Shakespeare March 13 M. Nourbese Philip and Misani March 15 Poetry in the Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Sydney A. Francis at Port Richmond Branch March 19-April 30 Passwords: Elizabeth Arnold on George Oppen March 20 Master Class: Master Class with Annie Finch March 24-25 Data Loss and Memory: Poetics of the Digital Era. A Talk by Caroline Bergvall March 27 Poetry in The Branches: Open Mic featuring Corie Feiner March 28 Showcase: 15th Annual Poets House Showcase March 31 - April 30 Showcase: Poets House Showcase Opening Reception March 31 Poetry in the Branches: Open Mic featuring Jim Tolan at St. George Library Center March 31 Poetry in the Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Ginny Wiehardt at Woodside Branch April 4-May 16 Branching Out: Branching Out Little Rock: Carl Phillips on Walt Whitman April 5 Children's Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: Once Around the Sun and Other Travels with Bobbi Katz April 7 6-Week course: The Quality of Being Present with Scott Hightower April 11-May 6 Branching Out: Branching Out Milwaukee: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes April 12 Master Class: Master Class with C. K. Williams April 14 Branching Out: Branching Out NYC: Susan Stewart on Anna Akhmatova April 17 6-Week course: Collaborations with Jen Bervin April 17-May 22 Poetry in the Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Erica Fabri at Elmhurst Branch April 20-June 1 Branching Out: Branching Out New Orleans: Eamon Grennan on Emily Dickinson April 21 Cuba's Bard: A Conversation with José Kozer, Ammiel Alcalay and Mark Weiss April 24 Branching Out: Branching Out Salt Lake City: Paul Muldoon on Robert Frost April 25 Branching Out: Branching Out Milwaukee: Ron Padgett on Frank O'Hara and Kenneth Koch April 26 A Tribute to César Vallejo with Jayne Cortez, Mariela Dreyfus, Clayton Eshleman, Forrest Gander, Edward Hirsch, Sam Shepard, Mónica de la Torre, Cecilia Vicuña & Anne Waldman April 26 Poetry in the Branches: Open Mic featuring Corie Feiner at St. George Library Center - April 28 Showcase Event: International Voices: World Poetry at Poets House with Homero Aridjis, Elizabeth Macklin, Kirmen Uribe, Nabeel Yasin, Breyten Breytenbach, José Luís Peixoto, Pia Tafdrup and Saadi Youssef April 28 Branching Out: Branching Out Fresno: Hettie Jones on The Beat Poets April 30 Poetry in the Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Willie Perdomo at Broadway Branch May 1-June 12 Branching Out: Branching Out Little Rock: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes May 3 The Poetics of Walking: Baudelaire and Beyond with Brenda Coultas, Lytle Shaw, Jonathan Skinner & Stephen Vincent May 4 Workshop: The Poetics of Walking: Weekend Poetry Walks with Brenda Coultas, Lytle Shaw, Jonathan Skinner & Stephen Vincent May 5 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Sea Whisperings from the Smallest of Shells with Richard Lewis May 5 Branching Out: Branching Out Hartford: Molly Peacock on Edna St. Vincent Millay May 6 Master Class: Branching Out Jacksonville: Edward Hirsch on Federico García Lorca May 8 Transparency and the Invisible with Alan Gilbert, Ann Lauterbach, Lesle Lewis & Mónica de la Torre May 10 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: The Sun Returns, The Day Begins: A Journey of Poems with Richard Lewis May 19 The Enigmatic Life of E. A. Lacey. A Conversation on Queer Literary History with Wayne Koestenbaum and R. M. Vaughan May 22 Branching Out: Branching Out Salt Lake City: Vijay Seshadri on Elizabeth Bishop May 23 Poetry Walk: Twelfth Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Kimiko Hahn, Major Jackson, Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux and special guests Bill Murray and Oliver Platt June 11 Branching Out: Branching Out Jacksonville: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes June 12 Poetic City: Celebration on the Waterfront with Chris Abani, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Suji Kwock Kim, Carol Muske-Dukes, U Sam Oeur, Mark Strand, Franz Wright and musical performances by Taylor McFerrin (@ Nelson Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City) June 20 Always Beginning: Maxine Kumin in Conversation with Sharon Olds & Karen Swenson September 27 Branching Out: Branching Out Milwaukee: Hettie Jones on Beat Poets September 27 Children's Program: Poetry for Children: A, B, See: A Collage Workshop with Robert Warner September 29 Branching Out: Branching Out Jacksonville: Carl Phillips on Walt Whitman October 2 Passwords: Simon Armitage on Ted Hughes October 4 Branching Out: Branching Out Little Rock: Donna Masini on June Jordan October 4 Workshop: Poetry Intensive with Simon Armitage October 5 & 6 Visitations: Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain at Wave Hill with Thomas Devaney & Carol Muske-Dukes October 7 Branching Out: Branching Out Hartford: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda October 7 Passwords: Dick Davis on Persian Poetry October 9 Poetics of the Condensery: Elaine Equi & Aram Saroyan on Minimalist Poetry October 11 Branching Out: Branching Out Milwaukee: Jane Hirshfield on Basho October 11 Workshop: 2007 Poetry In The Branches National Institute October 12-13 Branching Out: Branching Out Jacksonville: Kay Ryan on Emily Dickinson October 16 The Evolution of Contemporary Chinese Poetry: A Panel with Cao Shuying, Cris Mattison, Eleni Sikelianos, Sun Yi & Zhang Er October 16 Beyond the Ideogram: Readings from Contemporary Chinese Poetry with Martine Bellen, Cao Shuying, Charles Borkhuis, Caroline Crumpacker, Joseph Donahue, John High, Bob Holman, Charles Laughlin, Ma Lan, Rachel Levitsky, Cris Mattison, Leonard Schwartz, Sun Yi, Zhang Er & Zhang Zhen October 17 Branching Out: Branching Out Salt Lake City: Molly Peacock on Edna St. Vincent Millay October 17 Children's Program: Poetry for Children: Through a Marble Brightly: Art and Writing Workshop with Richard Lewis October 20 Workshop: Events for Teachers, Parents & Writers: The Thread at Play: A Poetry of the Simplest of Objects with Cecilia Vicuña & Richard Lewis October 20 Branching Out: Branching Out Fresno: Pablo Medina on Octavio Paz October 22 Branching Out: Branching Out Little Rock: Mark Doty on E. E. Cummings November 1 Branching Out: Branching Out Hartford: Carol Muske-Dukes on Sylvia Plath November 4 Branching Out: Branching Out Fresno: Kay Ryan on Emily Dickinson November 5 Branching Out: Branching Out New Orleans: Edward Hirsch on Federico García Lorca November 6 Book Sale: Poets House Pre-Holiday Book Sale - November 6-10 Poetry In The Branches: Events for Teens: Spinning Verses: Writing Workshop for Teens with Helen Frost @ New York Public Library, Mulberry Street Branch November 10 Passwords: Maggie Nelson on Women and the New York School @ Tribeca Performing Arts Center November 13 A Night Out with the New York School: with Kim Gordon, Wayne Koestenbaum, Bernadette Mayer, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson, Yvonne Rainer and Carolee Schneemann @ Tribeca Performing Arts Center November 13 The Invention of Farewell: A Poets House Celebration. A fond farewell to 72 Spring Street, hosted by Star Black, Tina Chang, Jayne Cortez, Mark Doty, Kimiko Hahn, Edward Hirsch, Bob Holman, Marie Howe, Hettie Jones, Patricia Spears Jones, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jan Heller Levi, Philip Levine, Donna Masini, Honor Moore, Gregory Pardlo, Willie Perdomo, Tom Sleigh, Tracy K. Smith, Gerald Stern, Jean Valentine, Cecilia Vicuña and others November 17 Branching Out: Branching Out New Orleans: Ron Padgett on Frank O'Hara and Kenneth Koch November 20 Branching Out: Branching Out Salt Lake City: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes November 28 An Eightieth Birthday Tribute to Philip Levine with Kate Daniels, E.L. Doctorow, Edward Hirsch, Galway Kinnell, Yusef Komunyakaa, Philip Levine, Malena Mörling, Sharon Olds, Tom Sleigh, Gerald Stern, Jean Valentine & Charles Wright @ Cooper Union November 29 Our Emily Dickinson: A 21st Century Response by Artists and Writers with Jen Bervin, Susan Howe, Eliot Weinberger & Brenda Wineapple @ Tribeca Perfcorming Arts Center December 6 A Tribute to Grace Paley with Wesley Brown, Allan Gurganus, Amy Hempel, A.M. Homes, Galway Kinnell, Naomi Replansky, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Gerald Stern & Jean Valentine @ New School University December 12 2006 Exhibition: Unlikely Angel: Dwight Ripley & the New York School, Curated by Douglas Crase On view February 9 through March 18 Exhibition Opening: Unlikely Angel: Dwight Ripley & the New York School, Curated by Douglas Crase Opening Reception February 9 Catalan Poetry Symposium: A Day Long Festival. Keynote by Harold Bloom With Sergio Bessa, Manuel Forcano, Hillary Gardner, Melcion Mateu, Mary Ann Newman, Francesc Parcerisas, Marta Pessarrodona, Jaume Subirana & Christopher Whyte February 11 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: Floating Valentines—The Red Balloon February 11 Passwords: Vincent Katz on Sextus Propertius February 16 Passwords: Tony Hoagland on Larry Levis February 23 Master Class: Master Class with Tony Hoagland on Image, Diction, Rhetoric February 25-26 Exhibition Event: Unlikely Angel: Another Look at New York School Origins With Douglas Crase, Ann Lauterbach, David Lehman & Jed Perl March 2 6-week Course: Writing from the Outside with Rachel Levitsky March 7–April 11 Poetry in The Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Nadine Mozon at St. George Library Center March 7-April 4 Poetry in The Branches: Adult Writing Workshop with Lisa Rhoades at Richmondtown Branch March 15-April 5 A Tribute to Ronald Johnson With Joel Bettridge, Barbara Cole, Joshua Corey, Peter O'Leary, Jena Osman & Jonathan Skinner March 16 Branching Out: Edward Hirsch on Federico García Lorca (Fresno, CA) - March 16 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry Reading with E. Ethelbert Miller at St. George Library Center March 19 Beauty and Morals: Some Literary Perspectives With John Hollander, Alexander Nehamas, Marie Ponsot & Elaine Scarry (At Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University) March 22 Exhibition: Artistic Bestiary: Installations by Jane Greer and Brian Getnick On view March 24 through May 6 Exhibition Opening: Artistic Bestiary: Installations by Jane Greer and Brian Getnick Opening Reception March 24 Master Class: Master Class with Mark Doty March 25-26 Branching Out: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda (Lake Charles, LA) March 25 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: Zoo's Who With Douglas Florian March 26 6-week course: Versions of the Erotic with Patrick Rosal March 30-May 4 Showcase: 2006 Poets House Showcase April 1 - 29 Showcase Opening: Poets House Showcase Opening Reception & 20th Anniversary Birthday Cake Bash April 1 Branching Out: Mary Jo Salter on Marianne Moore (Jefferson Parish, New Orleans, LA) - April 6 Children’s Showcase: The Children’s Poetry Book Show On view April 8 - 29 Children’s Program: The Children’s Poetry Book Show Opening Celebration April 8 Branching Out: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes (Lake Charles, LA) - April 8 National Poetry Month Reading With Michael Collier, Natasha Trethewey & David Tucker April 11 Poetry in The Branches: Adult Writing Workshop with Corie Feiner at St. George Library Center April 15-May 13 Passwords: Gillian Conoley on Henri Michaux April 18 Branching Out: Elizabeth Alexander on Gwendolyn Brooks (Kansas City, MO) - April 19 Poetic Bestiary: A Panel Discussion With Sandra Alcosser, Mark Doty & and Linda Hogan April 20 Branching Out: Elizabeth Alexander on Gwendolyn Brooks (Milwaukee, WI) - April 20 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: Creatures of Creativity With Mel Glenn April 22 6-week course: An Environmental Imagination: Field Institute with Sandra Alcosser April 22-May 27 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry Reading with Pat Mangan and Frazier Russell at St. George Library Center April 23 Poetry in The Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Helen Decker at Richmondtown Branch April 26-May 24 Archipelagos of Poetry and Politics: A Reading and Conversation With Édouard Glissant and J. Michael Dash, Introduction by Jayne Cortez, Readings by Brent Edwards April 27 Branching Out: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda (Houston, TX) - April 27 Women Poets from the Middle East: Agi Mishol, Naomi Shihab Nye & Vénus Khoury-Ghata April 29 A Conversation with Hwang Sok-Yong and Ko Un April 29 Poetry in The Branches: Kids Baseball Poetry Workshop with Dave Johnson at Port Richmond Branch April 29 A Tribute to Paul Zweig With Morris Dickstein, Adam Gopnik, Galway Kinnell, C.K. Williams & Genevieve Zweig May 2 Poetry Across Languages at the People’s Poetry Gathering: Keynote Address by Robert Bly (@ the CUNY Graduate Center) May 3 Poetry in The Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Sydney A. Francis at Port Richmond Branch May 4-June 1 Branching Out: Paul Muldoon on Robert Frost (Houston, TX) - May 4 Master Class: Master Class with Ann Lauterbach May 5 & 6 Poetry in The Branches: Eddie Rosa and Renacer Trovero Perform Décima at Port Richmond Branch May 6 Branching Out: Susan Stewart on Anna Akhmatova (Kansas City, MO) - May 6 Branching Out: Mary Jo Salter on Marianne Moore (Milwaukee, WI) May 7 Branching Out: Susan Stewart on Anna Akhmatova (Fresno, CA) - May 8 6-week course: Surfacing History: A Poetry and Graphic Arts Workshop with Jill Magi May 9 - June 13 Branching Out: The Moving Image: Poetry and Film with Eric Gamalinda May 11 - June 15 Exhibition: Sacred Burial Grounds: Alphanumeric Painting by August Highland On view May 12 through June 24 Exhibition Opening: Sacred Burial Grounds: Alphanumeric Painting by August Highland Opening Reception May 12 Passwords: Patricia Spears Jones on Lorenzo Thomas May 16 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: The Sun Returns, The Day Begins: A Journey of Poems, A Musical Performance With Richard Lewis & The Touchstone Center Ensemble May 20 Poetry Walk: Eleventh Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Galway Kinnell & Philip Levine June 12 Poetic City: A Reading to Celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of Poets House, with Regie Cabico, Martín Espada, Marie Howe, E. Ethelbert Miller, Willie Perdomo, Tracy K. Smith, Gerald Stern & Others (@ Nelson Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City) June 21 A Memorial for Stanley Kunitz with Mark Doty, Marie Howe, Galway Kinnell, Gretchen Kunitz, Genine Lentine & Sharon Olds (@ 92nd Street Y) September 20 Babi Yar Remembered: Yevtushenko and Shostakovich in Word and Song with Yevgeny Yevtushenko and musicians Misha & Cipa Dichter, piano; Valentin Peytchinov, bass soloist; and Patrick Gardner, conductor (@ At The Museum of Jewish Heritage September 27 Special Seminar with Yevgeny Yevtushenko (@ the Museum of Jewish Heritage) September 27 Poetry in The Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Helen Decker at Staten Island, Richmondton Branch September 28-October 26 Poetry in The Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Sydney A. Francis at Staten Island, Port Richmond Branch September 28-October 26 Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole: A Reading and Conversation October 3 Breaking Open: Celebrating the Life and Work of Muriel Rukeyser with Suzanne Gardinier, Jan Heller Levi, Adrienne Rich & Hugh Seidman (@ Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University) October 5 Poetry in The Branches: Adult Writing Workshop with Corie Feiner at Staten Island, St. George Library Center October 7-November 18 Poetry in The Branches: Teen Writing Workshop with Julie Patton at Staten Island, St. George Library Center October 10-31 6-Week course: Poetry as the Art of Revision with Sharon Dolin October 10-November 14 Cave Canem 10th Anniversary Celebration (@at CUNY Graduate Center) October 12–October 14 6-Week course: Verse Lab: Experiments in the Practice of Poetry with Suzanne Wise October 12-November 16 Workshop: In Love with Love Poems: Old Clichés, New Ironies, the Same Old Chestnuts, Some in Sonnet Form. A workshop with Eva Salzman October 14 6-Week course: Writing Through: 16 Ways to Enter A Text with Sina Queyras October 18-November 22 Branching Out NYC: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda (@ Tribeca Performing Arts Center) October 17 Children’s Program: Poetry for Children: Rain, Rain… Don’t Go Away! with Annie Wright and Michael Romanos October 21 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches National Institute: A Weekend Intensive for Librarians October 27 & 28 Poetry in The Branches: Thomas Lux Reading at Grinton I. Will Branch, Yonkers Public Library October 30 Ruination: Loss in desire. Une poétique. A Talk by Nathalie Stephens November 2 Master Class: Master Class with Alice Notley November 11-12 Branching Out NYC: Edward Hirsch on Federico García Lorca (@ Tribeca Performing Arts Center) November 14 Festival of Contemporary Japanese Women Poets with Rosa Alcalá, Takako Arai, Kiriu Minashita, Sawako Nakayasu, Kyong-Mi Park, Ryoko Sekiguchi & Cole Swensen November 15–17 Crossing Currents: Panel Discussion on Contemporary Poetry in Japan November 15 Reading by Contemporary Japanese Women Poets (@ the Bowery Poetry Club) November 16 Blurring Boundaries: A Conversation on the Art of Translation with Rosa Alcalá, Ryoko Sekiguchi & Cole Swensen November 17 Children’s Program: Poetry for Children: A Pebble, a Stone, and the Gift of Stars with Richard Lewis November 18 Frank O’Hara Festival November 28–30 Passwords: Bill Berkson on Frank O'Hara November 28 Frank O’Hara Reading with Bill Berkson, Anselm Berrigan, Olivier Brossard, Greg Fuchs, John Gruen, Bob Holman, Patricia Spears Jones, Kimberly Lyons, Taylor Mead, Scott Murphree, Eileen Myles, Maureen O’Hara, Ned Rorem, David Shapiro, Lytle Shaw, Tony Towle, Anne Waldman & John Yau (@ The Poetry Project) November 29 Frank O’Hara at MoMA with John Ashbery, Bill Berkson, Michelle Elligott, Alfred Leslie & others (@ Bartos Theater and MoMA Library and Archives Reading Rooms, The Museum of Modern Art) November 30 Master Class: Master Class with Arthur Sze December 2-3 Poets House Holiday Benefit Reading with Kimiko Hahn, Patricia Spears Jones & Patrick Rosal (@ Barnes & Noble, Astor Place) December 8 Children’s Program: Poetry for Children: Chris Raschka Can Draw Anything December 9 Branching Out NYC: Master Class with Jean Valentine December 16 & 17 2005 Exhibition: “Walking, Poems & Buildings” A Poetry & Architecture Collaboration On view January 7 - February 25 Exhibition Opening: “Walking, Poems & Buildings” A Poetry & Architecture Collaboration Opening ReceptionJanuary 7 Passwords: Ron Padgett on Pierre Reverdy January 20 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Not So True Stories & Unreasonable Rhymes, Workshop & Reading with Carin Berger January 22 Workshop: Master Class with Ron Padgett January 29–30 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Floating Valentines February 12 Passwords: Maria Negroni on Susana Thénon February 17 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Framing It All Art Workshop with Lynn Jadamec March 5 Lit Fest: Propaganda! Collective Action: The Black Took Collective & Belladonna. Readings & Performances by Rachel Levitsky, Zhang Er, Akilah Oliver, Ronaldo Wilson, Duriel E. Harris & Dawn Lundy Martin March 10 Exhibition: A Poet’s Eye for CollageOn view March 11 - April 29 Exhibition Opening: A Poet’s Eye for Collage Opening Reception March 11 A Tribute to Amy Bartlett: Her Life in Letters with Anne-Marie Levine, Lawrence Joseph, Galway Kinnell, Win McCormack & others March 23 Passwords: Ann Lauterbach on John Ashbery March 29 Naked Lunch @ the South Street Seaport: Clayton Eshleman April 1 A Tribute to Cid Corman with Clayton Eshleman, Robert Kelly, Kristin Prevallet & Anne Waldman April 1 Showcase: 2005 Poets House Showcase On view April 2 - 30 Showcase Opening: 2005 Poets House Showcase Kick-off Party April 2 Showcase Event: Children's Poetry Book Show Opening Reading April 2 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Vijay Seshadri on Elizabeth Bishop in Fresno, CA April 4 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: All the Colors Water Can Hold with Annie Wright April 9 The Figures: Life Cycle of an Independent Press with Geoffrey Young, Jill Schoolman, Robert Hershon, James Sherry, Anna Moschovakis & Matvei Yankelvich April 9 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: Donna Masini at Richmondtown Library April 9 Poetics & Violence with Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson & Claudia Rankine, moderated by Sally Bachner April 12 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Edward Hirsch on Frederico García Lorca in Houston, TX - April 13 Showcase Event: Love in the Showcase with Joshua Beckman, Timothy Donnelly, Prageeta Sharma, Brenda Shaughnessy & Matthew Zapruder April 14 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Carl Phillips on Walt Whitman in New Orleans, LA - April 14 Poetry in the Zoos: Literary Animals: An Afternoon at the Zoo with Sandra Alcosser & Joseph Bruchac April 16 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: Marie Howe at Port Richmond Library April 16 Borderless: A Reading by Canadian Poets with Ken Babstock, Christain Bök, Sue Goyette, Erín Moure & Karen Solie April 19 An International Reading and Conversation With Fadhil al-Azzawi, Breyten Breytenbach & Joan Margarit Consarnau April 20 The Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading with Amber Flora Thomas, Harryette Mullen, Dawn Lundy Martin & Gregory Pardlo April 21 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Eavan Boland on William Butler Yeats in Fresno, CA - April 25 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Vijay Seshadri on Elizabeth Bishop in Houston, TX April 25 The Katharine Washburn Memorial Program: A Conversation with Glyn Maxwell & Derek Walcott April 26 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Hettie Jones at Dongan Hills Library April 27 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Robert Pinsky on William Carlos Williams & Robert Frost in Milwaukee, WI - April 28 Six-week Course: Flesh and Spirit: Writing the Body with Tina Chang 6 Thursdays, April 28-June 2 The War Works Hard with Dunya Mikhal & Pierre Joris April 29 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Shel Silverstein Shel-ebration with Jan Heller Levi, Annie Wright, Michael Romanos & D.B. Leonard April 30 Workshop: Master Class with Mary Kinzie May 1 Naked Lunch @ the South Street Seaport: Mary Kinzie & Jeanne Marie Beaumont May 2 Passwords: Mary Kinzie on Louise Bogan May 3 Six-week Course: "American Duende" with Tracy K. Smith6 Wednesdays, May 4-June 8 Exhibition: The Wild Braid: Photographs of Stanley Kunitz in his Garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson On view May 6 - June 25 Exhibition Opening: The Wild Braid: Photographs of Stanley Kunitz in his Garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson Opening Reception May 6 Passwords: Jane Miller on Federico García Lorca May 10 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Joshua Beckman at Dongan Hills Library May 11 Stanley's Century: Celebrating Stanley Kunitz's 100th Birthday, with Lucie Brock-Broido, Olga Broumas, Mark Doty, Nick Flynn, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Galway Kinnell, Stanley Kunitz, Gail Mazur, Michael Mazur, Marie Ponsot, Gerald Stern & Nancy Willard May 19 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Eamon Grennan on Emily Dickinson in Milwaukee, WI May 19 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Everything Sings, Everything Dances with Richard Lewis May 21 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Quincy Troupe at Port Richmond Library May 24 Six-week Course: "Mapmaking & Wayfinding" with Brian Blanchfield 6 Tuesdays, May 24-June 28 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Patricia Smith at Dongan Hills Library May 25 Workshop: Master Class with Marie Howe June 4-5 Poetry Walk: Tenth Annual Poets House Bridge Walk, Celebrating Stanley Kunitz's 100th Birthday, with Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell & Jean Valentine June 13 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Willie Perdomo at Port Richmond Library June 21 Six-week Course: "The Poetic Account" with Douglas A. Martin6 Wednesdays, June 29-August 3 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Quincy Troupe Reading "Casey at the Bat" at Staten Island Yankees home game, Richmond County Field - June 30 Walt Whitman: Poet and Printer: Readings @ the South Street Seaport with Sandra Maria Estevez July 8 Walt Whitman: Poet and Printer: Readings @ the South Street Seaport with Timothy Donnelly July 22 Walt Whitman: Poet and Printer: Readings @ the South Street Seaport with Jonathan Cohen August 5 Walt Whitman: Poet and Printer: Readings @ the South Street Seaport with Joshua Beckman August 19 Exhibition: Purgatorio: Prints by Milton GlaserOn view September 9 - October 29 Exhibition Opening: Purgatorio: Prints by Milton Glaser Opening Reception September 9 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Carl Phillips on Walt Whitman in Milwaukee, WI - September 13 Walt Whitman: Poet and Printer: Readings @ the South Street Seaport with Lee Ann Brown September 16 Downtown Poetry Walk: A Reading & Conversation with Fanny Howe & Ralph Lemon September 17 The Language of Flowers with Susan Kinsolving & Marta McDowell September 18 Workshop: Dante's Purgatorio: A Seminar/Workshop for Poets with Sharon Dolin, Phillis Levin with Peter Covino September 20 & 27 Passwords: The Road to William Carlos Williams with Philip Levine September 22 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: Writing Poetry Together with Liz Rosenberg & Hal Sirowitz September 24 Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours with W. D. Snodgrass & Robert Kehew September 28 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Sapphire at St. George Library Center October 2 The Irreparable: A Talk on Poetics by Robin Blaser October 4 Robin Blaser & Etel Adnan Reading at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church October 5 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Teen Poetry Workshop with Nadine Mozon at Port Richmond - October 6-November 3 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Ana Castillo at Port Richmond October 8 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Mary Jo Salter on Marianne Moore in Kansas City, MO October 7 Passwords: Juliana Spahr on Kamau Brathwaite October 11 Six-week Course: Making the Urban Poetic with Amy King 6 Wednesdays, October 12-November 16z Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: Inkless Tales with Elizabeth Bushey October 15 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Ed Hirsch on Federico García Lorca in Milwaukee, WI October 16 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Teen Poetry Workshop with Dave Johnson at St. George Library Center5 Mondays, October 17-November 14 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches: Adult Poetry Workshop with Victoria Hallerman at Richmondtown Branch6 Wednesdays, October 19-November 16 The Legacy of Homer: A Reading & Exhibition Viewing with Rachel Hadas, Ann Lauinger & J. D. McClatchy at The Dahesh Museum of Art October 20 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Elizabeth Alexander on Gwendolyn Brooks in Houston, TX October 20 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes in Fresno, CA October 24 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes in Houston, TX October 27 Poetic Migrations: Gloria Gervitz in Conversation with Mónica de la Torre October 28 A Tribute to Robert Creeley with Ammiel Alcalay, Charles Bernstein, Kathleen Fraser, Peter Gizzi, Anselm Hollo, Fanny Howe, Lisa Jarnot, Alex Katz, Vincent Katz, Simon Pettet, Rod Smith, Anne Waldman, John Yau & others at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church October 29 Workshop: Master Class with Kathleen Fraser October 29 & 30 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda in Fresno, CA November 3 Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century: E. Ethelbert Miller on Langston Hughes in Kansas City, MO November 6 Exhibition: Poets of the Non-Existent City: Los Angeles in the McCarthy Era On view November 4 - December 10 Exhibition Opening: Opening Reception & Panel Discussion for Poets of the Non-Existent City: Los Angeles in the McCarthy Era with Kimberly Bird, Gene Frumkin, Estelle Gershgoren Novak, Naomi Replansky, Tom Viertel & Mel Weisburd November 4 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Teen Poetry Workshop with Corie Feiner at Richmondtown Branch - November 10-December 15 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: The Fastest Animals on Four Wheels with Alexander Zane November 12 Workshop: Master Class with C. S. Giscombe November 12 & 13 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: Victoria Hallerman & Lisa Rhoades at Richmondtown November 13 White Women, Dark Trains & Poem After Poem: Paul Delvaux’s Railroad Sense with C. S. Giscombe November 15 Exile's Laureate: Paul Laraque, A Reading & Conversation with Jack Hirschman & Paul Laraque November 20 Book Sale: Annual Holiday Book Sale - December 8-10 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children’s Room: Say Snow—And It Will Snow, Forever with Richard Lewis December 10 2004 Passwords: Paul Muldoon on Marina Tsvetaeva's "Poem of the End" January 8 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Poet Robin Hirsch January 31 Workshop: Master Class with Lucie Brock-Broido January 31 & February 1 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Community-Word Project Mural Exhibit Kickoff Event February 7 Workshop: Master Class with Marie Ponsot February 7 & 8 Passwords: Kevin Young on Bob Kaufman February 12 Passwords: Ammiel Alcalay on Charles Olson February 18 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Elizabeth Winthrop: Dancing Granny March 13 “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat:” A Salute to William Matthews. With Sebastian Matthews, Russell Banks, Daniel Halpern, A. Van Jordan, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Patrick Phillips, Stanley Plumly, Gerald Stern & Chase Twichell March 18 Baptism by Fire: The Work of James Wright. Featuring Anne Wright, Victor Schermer, Michael Graves, Jonathan Blunk, Sander Zulauf & Donna Masini March 27 National Poetry Month Reading: Thomas Lux, Michael Ryan & Spencer Reese, in association with the Academy of American Poets March 29 Exhibition: The New Millennium Chapbook April 2 - 30 Exhibition Opening: The New Millennium Chapbook Opening Reception April 2 Showcase: Poets House Showcase & Children's Poetry Book Show April 3 - 30 Showcase Opening: Poets House Showcase & Children's Poetry Book Show Kick-off Party April 3 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Charlotte Doyle April 3 National Poetry Month Reading: Nicholas Christopher & Philip Schultz in association with the Academy of American Poets April 8 Showcase Event: Reception for Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields April 12 Passwords: Ishmael Reed on Tom Dent April 13 Reading: Paul Auster at The Mercantile Library of New York April 14 National Poetry Month Reading: Celia Bland, Eloise Bruce, Catherine Doty, in association with the Academy of American Poets April 14 National Poetry Month Reading: Quincy Troupe, Kyle Dargan, Tyehimba Jess & J.T. Anderson III, in association with the Academy of American Poets, co-sponsored by Cave Canem April 20 National Poetry Month Reading: Mary A. Koncel & Melissa Hotchkiss April 21 The Poetry of Bertolt Brecht, with Michael Hofmann, Anselm Hollo, Geoffrey O'Brien & Sonia Sanchez April 22 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Richard Lewis: One by One Crickets Follow Me April 24 National Poetry Month Reading:Brenda Wineapple & Robert Polito read John Greenleaf Whittier & Kenneth Fearing, in association with the Academy of American Poets April 26 National Poetry Month Reading:Meena Alexander & David Yezzi, in association with the Academy of American Poets April 27 National Poetry Month Reading: Lucie Brock-Broido & Deborah Digges April 28 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: A Thousand Words Art Workshop May 1 Passwords: Peter Gizzi on Jack Spicer May 6 Workshop: Master Class with Toi Derricotte May 22 & 23 Katharine Washburn Memorial Program: Clare Cavanagh June 3 Workshop: Master Class with Susan Wheeler June 5 & 6 Poetry Walk: Ninth Annual Poets House Bridge Walk with Sandra Alcosser, Galway Kinnell, Tracie Morris, Marie Ponsot, and the presentation of the Elizabeth Kray Award for Service to Poetry to Robert Bly June 14 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: The Central Park Zoo’s Wildlife Theater October 2 Exhibition: The Art of Reading October 8 - November 22 Exhibition Opening: The Art of Reading Opening Reception October 8 Passwords: Frank Bidart on Robert Lowell October 14 Yari Yari Pamberi: Black Women Writers Dissect Globalization: A Reading & Panel Discussion. Moderated by Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr. With Opal Palmer Adisa, Angela Jackson, Jackie Kay, Rosamond King, Jully Makini, Nancy Morejon & Pearl Eintou Springer October 15 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: The Central Park Zoo’s Wildlife Theater October 16 Archival Work: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Poetry Center with Basil King & Myung Mi Kim, Introduced by Steve Dickison October 19 Workshop: The 2004 Poetry in The Branches National Institute with Keynote Speaker Galway Kinnell and Guest Poets Toi Derricotte and Dave Johnson October 22-24 Laura (Riding) Jackson: A Panel Discussion with Laurel Blossom, Forrest Gander, Elizabeth Friedmann & Lisa Samuels November 4 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: The Spirit of the Buffalo with Beverly Brodsky November 6 Nicole Brossard in Conversation with Mary Ann Caws November 9 Black Serial Poetics: A Conversation & Reading with Nathaniel Mackey & Ed Roberson November 12 Passwords: Tom Sleigh on Thom Gunn’s Re-invention of Love Poetry November 18 Children’s Program: Words Without Borders: A Reading of International Children’s Literature November 20 Queer Invention: Writers & Artists Re-Imag(in)e Identity with Ronaldo Wilson, Kathy High, Shelley Jackson, D.A. Powell & Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick December 2 Children’s Program: The Wind In Your Hand: And Other Secrets of a Winter’s Day with Richard Lewis December 4 Book Sale: Poets House Holiday Book Sale December 8–14 Workshop: Master Class with Marjorie Welish December 11–12 2003 Passwords: Eamon Grennan on Geoffrey Chaucer January 15 Workshop: Master Class: Ellen Bryant Voigt February 15 & 16 A Poet’s Novelist: Michael Hulse on W.G. Sebald February 26 Workshop: Master Class: Paul Hoover March 15 & March 16 Workshop: Master Class: Marilyn Hacker March 22 & March 23 Poets House Showcase April 5 - May 30 Poets House Showcase Opening April 5 Poetry at the Zoo: Dave Johnson Reads Animal Poems. Presented in association with the Central Park Zoo April 6 The People's Poetry Gathering April 11-13 The People's Poetry Gathering, co-sponsored by Poets House and City Lore, is a collaboration between literature and folklore, disciplines which share roots in oral traditions. With more than 100 events taking place throughout Manhattan, the following events took place at 72 Spring Street: Friday, April 11 Epics And Ballads Questioning the Ancient Forms From Song to Stanza: The Ballad in Poetry with John Balaban, Lee Ann Brown, Hal Cannon, John Foley, and Marilyn Hacker Epic Proportions: Documenting History & Culture With Long Poems with Benjamin Bagby, John Foley, Glyn Maxwell, Anne Waldman and C.K. Williams A Feminist Quest: Revisioning The Epic Hero withDiane Dugaw, Carolyn Forché, Nathalie Handal, Maureen Owen, Stephanie Strickland and Anne Waldman The Poet In The World: Words In Community I with Etel Adnan, Carolyn Forché, Abdelletif Laâbi, Semezdin Mehmedinovic, and Kishwar Naheed moderated by Ammiel Alcalay The Poet In The World: Words In Community II with Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, Kamau Brathwaite, Ferida Durakovic, Marilyn Hacker, and Jerome Rothenburg moderated by Ammiel Alcalay Saturday, April 12 Global Poetics: Expanding the Word Epics and Ballads in Cyberspace with Charles Bernstein, John Foley, Kenny Goldsmith and Stephanie Strickland The Politics of Translation: A Round Table Discussion with Ammiel Alcalay, John Balaban, Carolyn Forché, Nathalie Handal, Abdelletif Laâbi, Khaled Mattawa, Jerome Rothenberg, and Dennis Tedlock Beyond Identity Poetics: The Journey of The Poem Across Boundaries of Self and State with Etel Adnan, Ferida Durakovic, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Kishwar Naheed, and Semezdin Mehmedinovic Sunday, April 13 Epic Writing Workshop with Maureen Owen Glyn Maxwell on Dante's Inferno Donald Hall on Thomas Hardy and the Ballad Tradition Mark Doty on Hart Crane Joy Harjo Reads from her Poetry Poetry In the Branches: PITB Reading: Typing Explosion: Extemporaneous Poetry Typed to Order With Rachel Kessler, Sarah Paul Ocampo and Sierra Nelson (Muhlenburg) April 12 National Poetry Month Reading: Carolyn Forché & John Koethe Co-sponsored with The Academy of American Poets April 14 National Poetry Month Reading: Edward Hirsch Co-sponsored with The Academy of American Poets April 15 Poetry In the Branches: Poetry In The Branches Reading: Samuel Menashe Reads (Jefferson Market) April 19 National Poetry Month Reading: Carol Frost & Judith Hall Co-sponsored with The Academy of American Poets April 22 National Poetry Month Reading: Robin Robertson & Charles Simic Co-sponsored with The Academy of American Poets April 24 Children’s Program: Children's Room Reading: Dave Johnson April 26 National Poetry Month Reading: Rodney Jones & Tom Sleigh, Co-sponsored with The Academy of American Poets April 28 National Poetry Month Reading: J.D. McClatchy on Edna St. Vincent Millay Co-sponsored with The Academy of American Poets April 29 National Poetry Month Reading: Jennifer Michael Hecht & Jeffrey Levine Co-sponsored with The Academy of American Poets April 30 Children’s Program: Children's Room Reading: db leonard May 3 Reading: Brenda Hillman, Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College 150 E. 25th Street, Manhattan May 8 The Katharine Washburn Memorial Program: Alastair Reid on Jorge Luis Borges May 9 Children’s Program: Drumming! African drums, dance and poetry by the first-graders of P.S. 156 May 10 Workshop: New Issues in Poetry & Poetics: A Master Class with Brenda Hillman May 10 & 11 Mourning the Loss of Baghdad's Cultural Centers with Elias Khoury,Cecilia Vicuña and Bernard Suleyman Radfar Co-sponsored by The Translation Committee at PEN American Center May 12 Poetry in the Garden: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Molly McQuade presented in association with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Springfest May 18 Workshop: The Practice of Poetry: A Conversation with Sam Hamill May 24 Poetry in the Garden: Sam Hamill reads Japanese Haiku Master Matsuo Basho Presented in association with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Springfest May 25 Children’s Program: Children's Room Reading: Richard Lewis, Sing Your Song Looking Up at the Sky May 31 Poetry Walk: Eighth Annual Poets House Bridge Walk with Galway Kinnell, Cornelius Eady, Quincy Troupe and Grace Paley June 16 Workshop: Poetry In The Branches Pre-Conference: SLAM THIS! A day-long intensive seminar for Young Adult Librarians. Co-sponsored by YALSA at the joint conference of the American Library Association and the Canadian Library Association in Toronto June 20 Showcase: Exhibition of the 2002 Poetry Publication Showcase at the joint conference of the American Library Association and the Canadian Library Association in Toronto June 21-24 Showcase Readings: Robert Creeley & Carl Dennis at the joint conference of the American Library Association and the Canadian Library Association in Toronto June 21 Showcase Readings: Lorna Goodison & Pamela Mordecai at the joint conference of the American Library Association and the Canadian Library Association in Toronto June 22 Showcase Reading: Librarians' Open Mic at the joint conference of the American Library Association and the Canadian Library Association in Toronto June 22 Showcase Readings: Naomi Shihab Nye & Paul Vermeersch at the joint conference of the American Library Association and the Canadian Library Association in Toronto June 23 Workshop: Poetry in The Branches Seminar A Universal Language: Building Empathy and Community Through Poetry at the joint conference of the American Library Association and the Canadian Library Association in Toronto June 21 Poetry In The Branches: First Queens International Poetry Festival at the Flushing Library Auditorium. Participating poets include: Huang Xiang, Jyotirmoy Datta, Nathalie Handal, and Zohra Saed. Organized by Movement One: Creative Coalition, and co-sponsored by Poets House, Queens Council on the Arts, Kanda7Tumba, A Gathering of the Tribes, Afrikan Poetry Theater, WenXin Literary Association and RAWI (Radius of Arab American Writers) September 13 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Hands On Poetry with Melanie Hope September 20 David Antin, A Talk: The Politics of Poetry September 23 Tribute to Pablo Neruda: A Reading of New Translations at the Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center. Hosted by Ilan Stavans, with Ariel Dorfman, April Bernard, Robert Bly, Rafael Campo, Martín Espada, John Felstiner, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Galway Kinnell, Margaret Sayers Peden, Gary Soto & others. Co-sponsored by Poets House; the Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY; PEN American Center; The Mercantile Library; The Neruda Foundation and Farrar, Straus and Giroux September 25 New For(u)ms for Political Poetry in America: A Panel Discussion with Martín Espada, Fanny Howe, Claudia Keelan, Myung Mi Kim, Tracie Morris & Donald Revell October 9 Wokshop: Poetry in the Branches National Institute, Keynote speaker Robert Pinsky, guest poets Kate Rushin, Dave Johnson & Quincy Troupe October 17-19 Celebrating Stanley Kunitz. Presented by Works & Process at the Guggenheim, in co-operation with Poets House October 19 & 20 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Storyteller Julia Morris October 25 Open House for Poetry New Zealand October 26 Workshop: A Translation Workshop with Clayton Eshleman October 26 Origins of Image Making: A 25,000-Year Crash Course with Clayton Eshleman October 28 Home & Exile, Politics & Poetry: A Conversation with Eliot Weinberger & Bei Dao. Part of NYC Lit Fest 2003 October 30 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Bring it on Home with DB Leonard November 1 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Now You See Me, Now You... with Chrissie Gittens November 8 Workshop: Bringing the Deep Self Forward: A Workshop & Reading with Jane Hirshfield November 16 Exhibition: The Poetry Boxes of Artist Robert Warner in Honor of Joseph Cornell's 100th Birthday December 2, 2003 - January 30, 2004 Exhibition Opening: The Poetry Boxes of Artist Robert Warner in Honor of Joseph Cornell's 100th Birthday December 2 Passwords: Passwords: John Kinsella on Lionel Fogarty December 9 Children’s Program: Poetry in the Children's Room: Winter Trails December 13 2002 Sandra Alcosser and Rachel Blau DuPlessis on Lorine Niedecker February 22 Workshop: Beginning Poetry Writing Class with Jacqueline Johnson - February 23 - March 2, 9 and 16 What's Feminism Got to Do with It? Gender Politics, Poetry and Everyday Life in the 21st Century with Brenda Hillman, Erica Hunt, Eileen Myles and Alicia Ostriker introduced by Suzanne Wise March 15 Master Class: Master Class in Poetry Writing with Robert Hass March 16-17 Poets on Henry Darger with John Ashbery, A.M. Homes and David Shapiro Presented at the American Folk Art Museum by Poets House and the American Folk Art Museum March 22 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: Robert Bly on Craft April 3 Agha Shahid Ali Memorial Reading and Tribute at Vanderbilt Hall, NYU with Meena Alexander, Nicholas Christopher, Michael Collier, Sharon Dolin, Forrest Gander, Amitav Ghosh, Daniel Hall, Thomas Healy, Carol Houck Smith, Galway Kinnell, Geraldine Maxwell, Glyn Maxwell, Jeanne McCulloch, Christopher Merrill, Sharon Olds, Michael Palmer, Elise Paschen, Grace Schulman, Tom Sleigh, Jean Valentine, Chuck Wachtel, William Wadsworth, and Eliot Weinberger. Presented by the NYU Graduate Creative Writing Program with the Academy of American Poets, Breadloaf, The Center for Book Arts, the Poetry Society of America and Poets House April 4 Showcase: Tenth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase April 6 - May 4 Showcase: Poets House Showcase Opening Reception April 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: Caribbean Poets Read featuring Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Staceyann Chin, and Lynne Procope (Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center, Flatbush) April 11 Rebels Rebel: Editors of Experimental Poetry in Discussion With Lee Ann Brown, Rachel Levitsky, Ravi Shankar and Geoffrey Young. Moderated by Jeffrey Lependorf. Co-sponsored by CLMP as part of their Contents Under Pressure Series April 12 Mozart's Third Brain: Translating in Concert A Bilingual Reading and Discussion with Göran Sonnevi and Rika Lesser April 16 Poetry Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony At Scholastic, 555 Broadway, New York, NY - April 23 Seismic Stanzas: Contemporary Poetry Editors in Discussion with Ram Devineni, Alice Quinn, Martha Rhodes, and Juliana Spahr. Moderated by Rebecca Wolff. At the Humanities & Social Sciences Library of the New York Public Library April 24 Stanley Kunitz on Anna Akhmatova Introduced by Morris Dickstein At Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center May 8 Master Class: Master Class with Fanny Howe May 11-12 Katherine Washburn Memorial Program: Translating the 21st Century with Rachel Hadas, Rosanna Warren and Eliot Weinberger May 30 Master Class: Master Class with Edward Hirsch June 8-9 Poetry Walk: Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Willie Perdomo, and Galway Kinnell June 10 Showcase: Poets House Showcase Titles for Librarians Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Atlanta by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office June 15-17 Showcase Readings: Coleman Barks, Natasha Trethewey, Kwame Dawes, Richard Jackson, Dave Johnson and others. Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Atlanta by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office June 15-16 Showcase Readings: Librarians' Open Mic Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Atlanta by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office June 16 Workshop: Poetry in The Branches Seminar: A Place for Poetry: A Multifaceted Approach to Poetry in Your Library. Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Atlanta by Poets House in cooperation with theALA Public Programs Office June 17 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: Poetry After 9/11: : Readings from the Anthology with Paul Violi, Frank Lima, Patricia Spears Jones, Eliot Katz, Andrea Carter Brown & Carter Ratcliff Sept 21 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: Poetry After 9/11: Readings from the Anthology with Alicia Ostriker, Hal Sirowitz, Colette Inez, Jean Valentine, Geoffrey O’Brien & David Lehman, New Amsterdam Branch Library September 11 The Poetry Dialogues with Frances Dominguez, Regie Cabico, Ishmaili Raishida, Suheir Hammad, musician Amir Vahab, Toni Blackman, Kewulay Kamara, and George Zavala at The Bowery Poetry Club. Co-sponsored with City Lore and The Bowery Poetry Club September 14 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: George Dickerson and Mark Nickels, The Donnell Library September 17 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: Poetry After 9/11: : Readings from the Anthology with Paul Violi, Frank Lima, Patricia Spears Jones, Eliot Katz, Andrea Carter Brown & Carter Ratcliff September 21 Workshop: Poetry in The Branches Workshop: Young Adult Writing Workshop with Veronica Golos September 25 - October 30 Children’s Program: Willie Perdomo reads for families at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Co-sponsored with Children’s Museum of the Arts as part of the New York is Book Country festival September 28 Children’s Program: Willie Perdomo reads for families at Poets House. Co-sponsored with Children’s Museum of the Arts as part of the New York is Book Country festival September 28 Workshop: Poetry in The Branches Workshop: Young Adult Writing Workshop with Regie Cabico October 1 - November 5 Workshop: Poetry in The Branches Workshop: Young Adult Writing Workshop with Regie Cabico October 2 - November 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: CavanKerry Press Presents—Notable Voices: Robert Cording, Ken Rosen & Mary Ruefle, Hudson Park Branch Library October 3 Poetry in The Branches National Institute: Poetry in The Branches National Institute with Keynote speaker Ed Hirsch and special guests Patricia Smith, Veronica Golos & Dave Johnson October 4 - 6 Workshop: Poetry in The Branches Workshop: Young Adult Writing Workshop with Clara Sala October 8 - November 12 Epics and Ballads 101: A Public Seminar on Oral Traditionas with John Foley October 12. Celebrate the History of Black Publishing: reading and reception for Third World Press at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Co-sponsored with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Academy of American Poets and Poets & Writers, Inc. October 12 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading: CavanKerry Press Presents—New Voices: Sherry Fairchok, Sondra Gash, Joan Cusack Handler & Liz Hutner Hudson Park Branch Library October 17 New Writing from the U.K. with Paul Muldoon, Simon Armitage, Glyn Maxwell, Michael Hulse, Bernardine Evaristo, Pascale Petit & Mimi Khalvati at Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College October 17 Children’s Program: The Poets House Children’s Room Opening Celebration: An Afternoon of Poetry and Music with Kurt Lamkin, Thylias Moss and Ansted Moss October 26 Passwords: David Ferry on Gilgamesh November 7 On View: Ed Colker's Haybarn Press starting November 12 Meena Alexander on Indian Love Poetry by Women November 14 Passwords: John Felstiner on Paul Celan, Pablo Neruda and Ranier Maria Rilke November 20 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Workshop Publication Party and Reading with Regie Cabico Flushing Branch Library December 4 Passwords: Alice Notley on Homer and the Postmodern War December 5 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Workshop Publication Party and Reading with Clara Sala Kingsbridge Branch Library December 17 2001 Passwords: Passwords: A Conversation with Susan Howe and Susan Stewart on Wallace Stevens January 12 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (East Flatbush): Staceyann Chin January 13 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (Flatlands): Diane Glancy January 24 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy February 7 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Flatlands): Robert Hershon February 7 Passwords: Wayne Koestenbaum on James Schuyler February 8 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Kingsbridge): Patricia Smith February 10 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Macon): Sapphire February 15 Seminar in Cross-Genre Poetics with Anne Waldman February 17 Gwendolyn Brooks Tribute at Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza with Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Haki Madhubuti, and DH Melham. Cosponsored by Poets House and the Brooklyn Public Library February 18 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Tompkins Square): Anne Waldman February 20 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy March 7 Poetic Fictions: A Panel Discussion with Mary Jo Bang, Stuart Dybek and Suzanne Gardinier March 9 Showcase: Ninth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase March 24-April 3 Members Events: Poetry Publication Showcase Members Preview March 24 Showcase: Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception March 24 People's Poetry Gathering: The People's Poetry Gathering Co-sponsored with City Lore March 30–April 1 A Tribute to Stanley Kunitz with Lucille Clifton, Mark Doty, Marie Howe, Galway Kinnell, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, Robert Pinsky, Gerald Stern, C.K. Williams and Stanley Kunitz, co-sponsored by The Academy of American Poets, The New York Times, Poetry Society of America, the YMCA National Writers Voice and Poets House April 11 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy April 11 Katharine Washburn Memorial Program: Transfusion: Seamus Heaney Reading and Discussing Translation April 13 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Special Program (Mid-Manhattan): Poetry, Memory and Memoir with Marie Howe and Michael Klein April 14 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Macon): Cornelius Eady with Cave Canem Fellows April 26 Decreation: A Libretto by Anne Carson–a benefit reading for Fence Magazine at the Culture Project. Co-sponsored with Fence Magazine April 30 Decreation: How Women Like Sappho, Marguerite Porete and Simone Weil Tell God: A Lecture by Anne Carson May 1 Workshop: Writing Workshop with Eamon Grennan May 5 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Kingsbridge): Roger Bonair-Agard May 5 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Robin Becker and Deborah Tall May 10 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy May 10 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th Street): Robin Morgan and Emily Chang May 12 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: Ellen Bryant Voigt on the Craft of Poetry: Lost and Found: Speech, Music and Repetition in the Poems of Randall Jarrell May 17 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Rugby): Quraysh Ali Lansana May 19 Letters to a Young Poet: An Evening with Stanley Kunitz and Lucille Clifton at Makor Co-sponsored by Poets House and Makor May 23 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Open Mic hosted by Maria Mazziotti Gillan June 2 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th Street): Michael Warr and Naomi Shihab Nye June 9 Poetry Walk: The Sixth Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, Tracie Morris and Naomi Shihab Nye June 11 Workshop: Poetry in The Branches Preconference Seminar with Hettie Jones and Kurt Lamkin. Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office June 14-15 Showcase: Exhibition of the 2000 Poetry Publication Showcase Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office June 16-18 Showcase Panel Discussion: The Poetry Revolution with Hettie Jones and Kurt Lamkin June 16 Showcase Readings: Diane di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gillian Conoley & Kurt Lamkin. Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office June 16 Showcase Readings: Robert Hass, Hettie Jones, Forrest Hamer & Kim Addonizio   Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office June 17 Showcase Readings: Chana Bloch, Dave Johnson & Open Mic Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office June 18 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Andrea Hollander Budy October 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (St. Agnes): Colette Inez and Ron Price October 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Jefferson Market Regional Library): Elaine Schwager and Ron Price October 10 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Mid-Manhattan) LIVE@Your Library: Losing Geography, a conversation with Marjorie Agosin and Emma Sepulveda October 17 A Tribute to Hayden Carruth in Honor of his 80th Birthday at Cooper Union, The Great Hall with Adrienne Rich, Galway Kinnell, Grace Paley, Jean Valentine, Sam Hamill, David Budbill, Marilyn Hacker, Ellen Bryant Voigt and Hayden Carruth. This event was made possible by the Lannan Foundation. Co-sponsored with Copper Canyon Press, the NYU Creative Writing Program, YMCA National Writer's Voice, The Poetry Society of America, and The Academy of American Poets October 17 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Bloomingdale) Jane Cooper and Martha Collins October 20 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Countee Cullen): In Celebration of Black Poetry Day October 20 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (St. Agnes): Poets from Rattapallax Press and Poetry Wales read October 20 In A Time of Crisis: A Reading of Poems hosted by Alice Quinn at Cooper Union, The Great Hall with U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Michael Cunningham, Eve Ensler, Jorie Graham, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Pinsky, Sapphire, Vijay Seshadri, Susan Sontag and C.K. Williams Presented with The Poetry Society of America, The Academy of American Poets, PEN American Center, Poets and Writers, The Unterberg Poetry Center, Columbia University School of the Arts, NYU Creative Writing Program, New School Graduate Writing Program, CLMP, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Writer's Voice, and Cooper Union. Proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross October 22 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Jefferson Market): Alfred Dorn and Daniel Fernandez October 27 Poets House Expansion Celebration with Stanley Kunitz November 9 Fifteen: A Reading in Celebration of Poets House with Jean Valentine, Willie Perdomo, Donna Masini, Cornelius Eady, Sharon Olds, Regie Cabico, Emily Chang, Marilyn Hacker, Marie Howe, Yusef Komunyakaa, Lee Ann Brown, Kimiko Hahn, Kate Rushin, Gerald Stern and Galway Kinnell November 10 Passwords: Wanda Coleman on Phillis Wheatley November 16 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (East Flatbush): Willie Perdomo November 17 Passwords: Passwords: Bob Perelman on Ezra Pound December 7 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Bloomingdale): Secret Identities and Undercover Metaphors: Investigating Poetry and Mystery Fiction with Stephen Dobyns, Edwin Torres & Jena Osman December 11 Members Events: Poets House Holiday Book Sale (Members Private Sale) December 13 Book Sale: Poets House Holiday Book Sale December 13-15 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (St. Agnes): Rattapallax Press Presents PO-EP! Launch Reading with Anselm Berrigan & Edwin Torres December 15 2000 Workshop: Family Romance with Cyrus Cassells January 8 and 15 Passwords: Cyrus Cassells on Salvador Espriu January 11 Memorization Circle: Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy January 19 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Flatlands): Enid Dame and Vickie Karp January 26 Seminar: The Poetry of Eros with Marie Ponsot February 12 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches (Kingsbridge): A Valentine's Reading with Kate Light February 12 Poetry in The Branches: Architecture of the Imagination: Realizing the World in Science Fiction and Poety with Octavia Butler, Cornelius Eady & Gerald Jonas (Mid-Manhattan) February 16 Memorization Circle: Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy February 16 The Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: On the Craft of Poetry with Donald Hall February 29 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (Riverside): Tina Barr and Timothy Liu March 11 Memorization Circle: Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy March 15 Passwords: Erica Hunt on Nathaniel Mackey March 16 Showcase: Eight Annual Poetry Publication Showcase April 1 - May 12 Members Events: Eighth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Members Preview April 1 Showcase: Eighth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception April 1 Poets Coffeehouse Series with Maureen Owen, Jayne Cortez and Ron Padgett, Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn April 5 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (Riverside): Anne Carson April 6 Poetry in The Branches: Losing Geography, a reading and discussion with Ken McCullough, U Sam Oeur and Karen Swenson Mid-Manhattan Library April 8 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy April 12 Poets Coffeehouse Series with John Yau, Albert Mobilio and Mary Ferrari, Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn April 12 Showcase: Panel Discussion: Anthologizing the 20th Century with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Ray González, Geoffrey O'Brien and Eliot Weinberger Cosponsored by The Library of America April 13 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (96th Street): Ray González April 15 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (Sunset Park): Cecilia Vicuña and Reg E. Gaines April 15 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (Riverside): Laure-Anne Bosselaar and Douglas Goetsch April 15 Poets Coffeehouse Series with Gary Lenhart, Tony Towle and Anselm Berrigan Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn April 19 Workshop: For Women Poets: Finding Room of Your Own in the Publishing Market with Amy Holman April 22 Poets Coffeehouse Series with Murat Nemet-Nejat, D. Nurkse and Wanda Phipps Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn April 26 The Poetics of Art: A Gallery Tour with John Yau April 29 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (Kingsbridge): Sekou Sundiata April 29 Showcase: Poetics Consciousness: Frames, Identities, Necessities with Charles Bernstein and Douglas Messerli May 2 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (Allerton): Taylor Mali May 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (Richmondtown): Marie Howe May 6 Showcase: Celebrating Sulfur: The Life and Death of a Literary Magazine with Clayton Eshleman, Allen S. Weiss and Marjorie Welish May 9 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy May 10 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (East Flatbush): Kate Rushin May 13 Passwords: The Peacock's Tail: An Evening of Poetry from Al-Andalus with Lourdes Alvarez May 16 Passwords: The Japanese Zuihitsu or Running Brush with Kimiko Hahn May 25 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy June 14 Poetry Walk: The Fifth Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Galway Kinnell, Sapphire, Gerald Stern and Ruth Stone June 19 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Preconference Seminar in Chicago. With Dave Johnson, Luis Rodríguez, Kate Rushin, Gerald Stern, and Michael Warr Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office July 6-7 Showcase: Exhibition of the 2000 Poetry Publication Showcase, Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office July 8-10 Showcase: Panel Discussion: The Poetry Revolution with Stuart Dybek, Kate Rushin, and Michael Warr Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office July 8 Showcase Readings: Gerald Stern & Kate Rushin, Stuart Dybek & Luis Rodríguez Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office July 8 Showcase Readings: Diane Glancy & Sterling Plumpp, Brigit Pegeen Kelly & Richard Jones, Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office July 9 Showcase Readings: Beatriz Badikian & Michael Warr, David Wojahn & Cin Salach, Presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago by Poets House in cooperation with the ALA Public Programs Office July 10 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy July 19 E-books: Friend or Foe of Independent Literary Publishing? Co-sponsored with CLMP September 20 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy October 11 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Special Program (Riverside)—Librettoland: At the Intersection of Poetry and Music with Kenward Elmslie and Ishmael Reed October 12 Poetry in The Branches: (Richmondtown) Investigating Genre with Donna Masini and Walter Mosley October 14 Passwords: J.D. McClatchy on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow October 19 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Special Program (96th Street)—The Musicality of Neruda: Poetry and Music with Fareed Haque October 26 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Macon) Neighborhood Renaissance: New Poets of Bed-Stuy featuring Robert Chapman, Linda Susan Jackson, Jacqueline Johnson and Luis Reyes Rivera October 26 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Allerton): Mariposa November 4 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy November 8 Workshop: Poetry Writing Workshop with Marilyn Nelson November 11 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Peter Davison and Marie Ponsot November 18 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (East Flatbush): Cheryl B., Regie Cabico and Douglas A. Martin December 2 Memorization Circle: Poems by Heart with Carol Conroy December 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Bloomingdale): Joy Harjo December 9 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Sunset Park): Kimiko Hahn December 9 Poetry in The Branches: Day of Decima: Poetry and Music featuring Eddie Rosa December 9 1999 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): U Sam Oeur with translator Ken McCullough March 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (East Flatbush): Cheryl Boyce-Taylor and Cornelius Eady March 6 People's Poetry Gathering: People's Poetry Gathering Cosponsored by City Lore April 9-11 Opening Celebration and Gathering Sampler with Jali invocation, José João dos Santos, Taylor Mali, Raymond Patterson, U. Utah Phillips, Tr’o Jarocho Chalchihuecan, and Bob Holman as host. April 9 Poetry Happening: View the Poetry Publication Showcase Teen Slam with Saul Williams and Keith Roach as host Teen Program: Winners of the City College/NYC Schools Poetry Contest with Barry Wallenstein as host Workshop: How to Do a Close Reading of a Poem with Edward Hirsch The Teacher as Poet with Daniel Ferri and Taylor Mali Teen Program: Writing the Range: Students meet Cowboy Poets with Wallace McRae and Paul Zarzyski Teen Program: Improvising Poetry to the Music of the Blues with Carolina Slim and Dave Johnson Conversations: Word Clash: Poetry Contests and Competitions with Daniel Ferri, Anne MacNaughton, Peter Rabbit, Arturo Santiago, and Bob Holman as moderator Poetry Happening: Literary Pub Crawl around Greenwich Village Teen Program: Open Mic with Daniel Ferri as host Teen Program: Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky meets Students Teen Program: Poetry in The Branches: NYPL/Poets House with Dave Johnson as host Poetry and Literacy with Maxine Green, Eugene Redmond, and Nancy Shapiro as moderator Teen Program: Braggin' Rights: Students Improvise to a Rap Beat with Vast, Blow Out, Influence, Yak, Subconscious, Pumpkin Head, Hashim, Nat Turner, and Fritz Jeanniton as host Reading: Anne MacNaughton and Peter Rabbit Teen Program: Slam Workshop with Keith Roach Poets Pay Tribute: to Henry Dumas with Raymond Patterson, Robert Pinsky, Quincy Troupe, and Eugene Redmond as moderator People's Poetry Gathering Opening Night Bash: with Braggin' Rights, José João DOS Santos, Don Edwards, Paul Zarzyski, Galway Kinnell, and Bob Holman's SemiCento with Dana Bryant, Edwin Torres and Regie Cabico "Is Charlie Chan Really Dead?: Representations & Beyond" Reading with Shani Mootoo, Han Ong, Beau Sia, and Lois- Ann Yamanaka Poets Pay Tribute: "William Carlos Williams and the Opening of American Poetry" with Victor Hernández Cruz Poets and Bands: Talking Book Festival with Sherman Alexie with Jim Boyd & Rez Bound; Sekou Sundiata with his band; Jerome Rothenberg with the Klezmatics, and DJ Jeannie Hopper Emergent Forms and Formats: Friday Night Slam: Nuyorican Team vs. Cowboy and Hobo Poets with Linda Hasselstrom, Larry Penn, Bob Suckiel, Paul Zarzyski, Keith Roach as host, and Judge Bruce Wright Reading: Robert Bly and Robert Pinsky Poetry Happening: Polymorphously/ Per Verse: An Evening of Erotic Poetry with Penny Arcade, Tony Barrand, Anselm Berrigan, Max Blagg, Lee Ann Brown, Regie Cabico, Kimiko Hahn, Kathe Izzo, Brendan Lorber, Sharon Mesmer, Ed Miller, Eileen Myles, John Roberts, Frazier Russell, Carl Hancock Rux, Edwin Torres, and Elena Alexander as host Workshop: Publishing Your Poetry with Amy Holman April 10 Conversations: Work Songs with Edward Hirsch Poets Pay Tribute to Pablo Neruda with Martín Espada and Robert Bly Reading: Sandra María Esteves and Paul Zarzyski Conversations: Poets 9-5: Poetry and Work with Linda Hasselstrom, U. Utah Phillips, Patricia Smith and Edward Hirsch as moderator Emergent Forms and Formats: Head- to- Head Haiku (Slam) with Daniel Ferri Poetry Happenings: Orientation to the Poetry Publication Showcase of the Year's New Poetry Books with David Lee Reading: Quincy Troupe and John Trudell Masters of Oral Tradition: Hobo and Cowboy Recitation Workshop with Larry Penn, Mark Ross, Bob Suckiel, Wallace McRae, and Paul Zarzyski Poetry Happenings: Don Edwards Concert Reading: Edward Hirsch and Willie Perdomo Emergent Forms and Formats: New York Heavyweight Bout with Sherman Alexie and Patricia Smith Masters of Oral Tradition: Décima Concert with Rafael Pérez Lopez, Arturo Santiago, Jr., Gabriel Segura, Trío Jarocho Chalchihuecan, Yomo Toro, the winner from the Concurso de Trovadores, and Victor Hernández Cruz as host Reading: Miguel Alagarín and Victor Hernández Cruz Conversations: A Woman's Place with Sandra María Esteves, Linda Hasselstrom, Patricia Spears Jones, and Teresa Jordan as moderator Open Mic- Veterans Poetry with Pedro Pietri as host Poetry Happening: Renga Workshop and Sake Party led by Dee Evetts Reading: Bob Holman and David Lee Open Mic: with Guy LeCharles Gonzalez of the Little Bit Louder Poets as host Open Mic: with Danny Shot of the Long Shot Poets as host Master Folk Poets: Under Western Skies: Cowboy Poetry and Music- with Don Edwards, Linda Hasselstrom, Wallace McRae, U. Utah Phillips, Paul Zarzyski, and Hal Cannon as host Reading: Dave Johnson and Patricia Spears Jones Poets and Bands: Talking Book Festival's Jazzoetry with Lester Bowie, Quincy Troupe with Kelvyn Bell, Eclectic Poetic with Dana Bryant, Tish Benson, Mike Ladd, Mark Batson, Gary Bartz, and Sekou Sundiata Reading: Patricia Smith and Lois-Ann Yamanaka Poetry Happening: Burn's Supper with Ed Miller, Lisa Gutkin, and Doug Safranck Poetry Happening: Poe in the Graveyard with Edgar Oliver and Bob Holman as host Poems and Prayers with Dave Johnson as host April 11 Workshop: Publishing Your Poetry on the Web with Judith Johnson Conversations: The Unspoken Word: Folk Meets the Avant Garde with Sound Poets: Jackson Mac Low, Tracie Morris, Charlie Morrow, Anne Tardos, Edwin Torres; Don Edwards (yodeller), Laura Watson (scat singer), Sam Weiss (nigun singer), and Jerome Rothenberg as host Reading: Jack Agüeros and Martín Espada Poetry Happening: Poems by Heart: Recitation Circle with Carol Conroy and Galway Kinnell Conversations: Poetry and Democracy with Sherman Alexie, Wallace McRae, Eileen Myles, Marjorie Perloff, and Bob Holman as moderator Poetry Happening: Blues BBQ with Cephas and Wiggins Reading: Ani DiFranco and Sekou Sundiata Poets Pay Tribute to Yiddish Women Poets with Irena Klepfisz Conversations: The Oral Tradition with Robert Bly, Kewulay Kamara, Eugene Redmond, and Hal Cannon as moderator Masters of Oral Tradition: Stories on String: Workshop on the Brazilian Cordel with José João dos Santos (Mestre Azulão) and Candace Slater Poets Pay Tribute to Federico Garcia Lorca with Galway Kinnell Native American Poetry with Sherman Alexie, Louis Mofsie, John Trudell, and the Native American Writer's Circle Open Mics with Teresa Jordan, Donald Lev of the Home Planet News Poets, Cristin O' Keefe Aptowicz, and Lee Ann Brown of Tender Buttons Poets Reading: Linda Hasselstrom and Tracie Morris Masters of Oral Tradition: The Road to Mandalay: Rudyard Kipling in Story and Song with Tony Barrand and John Roberts Masters of Oral Tradition: Panel Discussion on the Décima with Arturo Santiago, Jr. (Puerto Rico), Rafael Pérez López and Gabriel Segura (Columbia), Tr’o Jarocho Chalchihuecan (Mexico) Poetry Happening: View the Poetry Publication Showcase Poetry Happening: Poetry Jam: A Gathering of the Tribes with Reg E. Gaines, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, David Henderson, Ellyn Maybe, Orion, Amy Ouzoonian, The Rogue Scholars, Carl Hancock Rux, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Juliet Torres, "Skyscrapers, Taxis & Tampax" poets, many other surprises and open mic Reading: Galway Kinnell and Wallace McRae Masters of Oral tradition: The Jali Tradition with Abdoulaye Diabate, Manadou Diabate, Erik Goldman, Dionne Kamara, Lansana Kouyate, Joakim Lartey, Mahamadou Salieu Suso, and Kewulay Kamara as host Reading: Shani Mootoo and Eileen Myles Conversations: The Art of Recitation with Tony Barrand, Sylvia Cole, Ed Miller, John Roberts, and Sheldon Posen as host Masters of Oral Tradition: Bluesicians Workshop: Poetry of the Blues with Cephas & Wiggins, Raymond Patterson, Sterling Plumpp, Eugene Redmond, and Sapphire as host Poets and Bands: Ani DiFranco, Larry Penn, U. Utah Philips, Mark Ross, Bob Suckiel and Paul Zarzyski as host Poets Pay Tribute: Banquet in Honor of Armand Schwerner--an event designed and produced by Charlie Morrow Showcase: Seventh Annual Poetry Publication Showcase March 27-April 30 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Macon): In Celebration of Duke Ellington with Reuben Jackson April 15 Islands and Heartlands: New Writing in the Americas Co-sponsored by the Americas Society April 16-May20 lsands and Heartlands: New Writing in the Americas: Mempo Giardinelli Co-sponsored by the Americas Society April 16 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Samuel Menashe and Ned O'Gorman April 17 Workshop: A Poetry Writing Workshop with Lucie Brock-Broido April 17 Showcase: The Future of Poetry Publishing: Shifting Ground with Charles Bernstein, Celia O'Donnell, Eileen Tabios and Michael Warr- April 22 Showcase: Online: A Poet's Guide to the Web with Loss Pequeño Glazier April 24 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St.): Layding Lumumba Kaliba April 24 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Sunset Park): Diane di Prima April 24 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Richmondtown): Hettie Jones April 24 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Flatlands): Richard McCann and Mary Jane Nealon April 24 Passwords: Jonathan Galassi on Eugenio Montale April 27 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (East Flatbush): Kewalay Kamara April 29 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Allerton): Beyle Gottesman May 1 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St): Marie Howe May 1 Islands and Heartlands: New Writing in the Americas: Marilyn Hacker and Pedro López-Adorno Co-sponsored by the Americas SocietyMay 4 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Flatlands): Nuala N’ Dhomhnaill May 5 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Macon): Sekou Sundiata May 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Philip Levine May 6 Islands and Heartlands: New Writing in the Americas: Sandra Alcosser and Edgardo Vega Yunqué Co-sponsored by the Americas SocietyMay 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Workshop with Denise Duhamel 3 Fridays May 7 - 21 Islands and Heartlands: New Writing in the Americas: Raœl Barrientos with translator Ben Heller and Quincy Troupe Co-sponsored by the Americas SocietyMay 11 Passwords: C.K. Williams on George Herbert and Philip Larkin May 13 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Sunset Park): Jack Agüeros and Regie Cabico May 15 Islands and Heartlands: New Writing in the Americas: Elizabeth Hellman and Rolando Hinjosa-Smith Co-sponsored by the Americas SocietyMay 20 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Jane Cooper and Grace Paley May 22 Poetry Walk: Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Galway Kinnell, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stanley Kunitz, Kate Rushin, Karen Swenson and special guest Bill Murray June 14 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry in The Branches Workshop Publication Party and Reading: Denise Duhamel's Sunset Park Branch Library workshop June 18 Showcase: Exhibition of the 1999 Poetry Publication Showcase at the American Library Association Conference (New Orleans) Cosponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office June 26-29 Showcase: Making Poetry Come Alive in Community Libraries: Panel Discussion at the American Library Association Conference (New Orleans) Cosponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office June 26 Showcase Readings: David Lee, Ana Castillo, Kevin Young, and Andrei Codrescu at the American Library Association Conference (New Orleans) Cosponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office June 26 Showcase Readings: Dave Smith, Pinkie Gordon Lane, Lois-Ann Yamanaka and Kalamu ya Salaam at the American Library Association Conference (New Orleans) Cosponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office June 27 Showcase Readings: Brenda Marie Osbey, Sue Owen, Martha McFerren and Dave Johnson at the American Library Association Conference (New Orleans) Cosponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office June 28 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Robert Minhinnick and Molly Peacock October 2 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (East Flatbush): Yusef Komunyakaa October 16 Passwords: Alicia Ostriker on H.D. October 19 Memorization Circle: Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy October 20 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Sunset Park): Edwin Torres November 6 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Flatlands): Hettie Jones and Thomas Lux November 10 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Macon): Kurtis Lamkin November 11 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th Street): Kevin Young November 11 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Elaine Equi and Susan Wheeler November 13 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (East Flatbush): Quincy Troupe November 13 Memorization Circle: Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy November 17 Passwords: Arthur Sze on Ma Chih-yuan, Li Ho & Li Shang-yin November 18 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Sunset Park): Arthur Sze November 20 Seminar: The Wright Italy with Edward Hirsch & Annie Wright November 20 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Macon): Dennis Nurkse and Tim Seibles December 2 Memorization Circle: Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy December 8 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Kingsbridge): Billy Collins December 11 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Jennifer O'Grady December 11 Book Sale: Holiday Book Sale December 15-18 1998 Passwords: Jean Valentine on Osip Mandelstam March 10 Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose with Linh Dinh, lê thi diem thúy, Mong Lan and Truong Tran. Moderated by Monique T. D. Truong. Co-sponsored by The Asia Society and The Asian American Writers' Workshop March 18 Vietnam: A Culture of Poetry with John Balaban March 21 The Metaphysical Streetcar Conductor with Luciano Erba and translators W. S. DI Piero, Michael Palma and Ann Snodgrass. Introduced by Luigi Fontanella March 24 Showcase: Sixth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase March 28-May 9 Showcase: Sixth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception March 28 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St): J. D. McClatchy March 28 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Diane DiPrima March 31 Showcase: Poetry, Literacy and Democracy with Nikki Giovanni, Colin Harrison and Robert Hass April 3 Passwords: Helen Vendler on Shakespeare's Sonnets April 8 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: What a Poem Knows: The Spellbinding Clarity of Art with Diane Ackerman April 16 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Allerton): Dana Bryant and Mike Tyler April 18 Workshop: Poetry into Prose and Back Again with Donna Masini April 18 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St): Karl Kirchwey April 25 Showcase: The Poet Engages History: A Celebration of Coffee House Press with Patricia Spears Jones, U Sam Oeur and translator Ken McCullough, and Wang Ping. Moderated by Allan Kornblum May 1 Showcase: Your Manuscript: Through the Publisher's Eyes with Allan Kornblum May 2 Spring Comes to New York: Readings in Carl Schurz Park: Patricia Spears Jones and Paul Muldoon. Co-sponsored by the Carl Schurz Park Association May 6 Showcase: The Future of Poetry Publishing with Jennifer Joseph, Alice Quinn, Julie Schaper, Michael Wiegers and Paul Yamazaki May 7 Spring Comes to New York: Readings in Carl Schurz Park: Jack Agüeros and Yusef Komunyakaa. Co-sponsored by the Carl Schurz Park Association May 12 Shinkichi Takahashi: Modern Zen Poet with Lucien Stryk May 16 Spring Comes to New York: Readings in Carl Schurz Park: Grace Schulman and Gerald Stern. Co-sponsored by the Carl Schurz Park Association May 19 Wrights of Spring: Poems, Mountains and Trees in the Poems of James Wright with Richard Lewis and Annie Wright June 6 Poetry Walk: Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Galway Kinnell, Lucille Clifton, Mark Doty and Grace Paley June 22 Showcase: Exhibition of the 1998 Poetry Publication Showcase at the American Library Association Conference (Washington, D.C.) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 27-30 Showcase: Live at the Library: Poets and Librarians Panel with E. Ethelbert Miller, Robert Pinsky, Marsha Spyros, and Belle Waring at the American Library Association Conference (Washington, D.C.) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 27 Showcase Readings: Robert Pinsky, Belle Waring, E. Ethelbert Miller and Linda Pastan at the American Library Association Conference (Washington, D.C.) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 27 Showcase Readings: Hilary Tham, Michael Collier, Reetika Vazirani, and Stanley Plumly at the American Library Association Conference (Washington, D.C.) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 28 Showcase Readings: Reuben Jackson, Elizabeth Spires, Richard McCann and Toi Derricotte at the American Library Association Conference (Washington, D.C.) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 29 Parallel Lines with Regie Cabico, Donna Masini, Laurie Robertson-Lorant, Cecilia Vicuña and John Yau. Co-sponsored by and held at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor August 2 Workshop: Poems for the Millennium: The Modern Experiment as a Global Poetics with Jerome Rothenberg October 3, 10 & 17 The Power of the Off-Kilter with Cynthia Macdonald October 24 Under Siege: Poetry From Bosnia with Chris Agee, Ammiel Alcalay, Nuala N’ Dhomhnaill and Semezdin Mehmedinovic October 27 Rilke's Poetry of the Real Mind with Greg Glazner November 7 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Baychester): Afaa Michael Weaver November 7 Passwords: Agha Shahid Ali on Faiz Ahmed Faiz November 19 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Riverside): Alfred Corn and Marilyn Hacker November 21 Passwords: Carole Maso on Gertrude Stein December 3 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Richmondtown): Regie Cabico December 5 Memorization Circle: Poems By Heart: The Art and Joy of Memorization with Carol Conroy December 8 1997 Hala Bira!: A Celebration of Philippine Literature. Perspectives on Filipino and Filipino-American Writing. Moderated by Nick Carbó. Co-sponsored by The Asia Society and The Asian American Writers' Workshop March 8 Hala Bira Reading with M. Eveline Galang, Eric Gamalinda, Eugene Gloria, Jessica Hagedorn, Jaime Jacinto, Jessica Nepomuceno and Eileen Tabios. Co-sponsored by The Asia Society and The Asian American Writers' Workshop March 8 Passwords: Victor DI Suvero on "Pre" Beat Poets March 12 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St.): Sapphire March 15 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Allerton): Billy Collins April 5 Workshop: Introduction to Translation with Clementine Rabassa, Lawrence Venuti and Ellen Watson. Co-sponsored by the American Literary Translators Association April 5 Passwords: Laurel Blossom on Edna St. Vincent Millay April 10 The Orphean Moment with Susan Mitchell April 12 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone with Robert Hershon and Hal Sirowitz April 19 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Marie Howe with Poets from the Young Adult Poetry Workshop May 3 Life Studies: Robert Lowell with Richard Tillinghast May 8 Wrights of Spring: The Poems of James Wright with Carol Conroy and Annie Wright May 10 Passwords: Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear: Robert Creeley on Robert Duncan May 14 Reading Robert Frost with Alice Quinn May 17 Finding Form with Annie Finch June 3 Sunset Poetry Readings in Wagner Park: Louise Glück and Robert Pinsky. Co-sponsored by Battery Park City June 4 Sunset Poetry Readings in Wagner Park: Thomas Lux and Tracie Morris. Co-sponsored by Battery Park City June 11 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St.): Toi Derricotte June 21 Poetry Walk: Second Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Galway Kinnell, Jayne Cortez, Jessica Hagedorn, Patricia Spears Jones and Dennis Nurkse June 23 Showcase: Exhibition of the 1996 Poetry Publication Showcase at the American Library Association Conference (San Francisco, CA) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 28-July 1 Showcase: Building Poetry Audiences in Libraries with Francisco X. Alarcón, Kay Cassell, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman and Marsha Spyrosat the American Library Association Conference (San Francisco, CA) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 28 Showcase Readings:Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Francisco X. Alarcón and Jane Hirshfieldat the American Library Association Conference (San Francisco, CA) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 28 Showcase Readings:Gary Soto, Clarence Major, Jerome Rothenberg and Diane di Primaat the American Library Association Conference (San Francisco, CA) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 29 Showcase Readings:Thom Gunn, Carolyn Kizer, Carol Muske and Quincy Troupeat the American Library Association Conference (San Francisco, CA) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 30 A Thousand Years of Zen Poetry with Sam Hamill September 27 Five Slovenian Authors with Andrej Blatnik, Drago Jančar, Brane Mozetič, Boris A. Novak and Tomaž Šalamun October 3 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St.): Jayne Cortez October 4 Levels of Consciousness: Women Poets of African Descent with Naomi Long Madgett, Colleen McElroy, Micere Githae Mugo and Maria de Lourdes Teodoro. Introduced and moderated by Patricia Spears Jones. Co-sponsored by New York University's Africana Studies Program and the Institute of Afro-American Affairs, in conjunction with the Organization of Women Writers of Africa, Inc. October 15 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Allerton): Yiddish Poetry in Translation and in the Original with Richard Fein October 18 A Tribute to Robert Lowell with Frank Bidart, Elizabeth Hardwick, Carl Phillips and Richard Tillinghast. Co-sponsored by the Berg Collection, New York Public Library and held at The Celeste Bartos Forum, NYPL October 23 The Prose Poem with Carl Phillips October 25 On Poetic Voice with Jane Hirshfield November 5 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Sharon Olds November 8 Passwords: John Felstiner on Paul Celan November 18 Straw, Feathers & Dust: The Radical Poetics of William Stafford with Marvin Bell December 13 1996 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St): Marilyn Hacker February 3 Jean Valentine and Alice Quinn on Eleanor Ross Taylor February 10 Book Sale: A Valentine of a Book Sale from Poets House! Members Private Sale February 13, All Welcome February 14 Erotic Poetry with Sam Hamill February 17 Simplicity: A Tribute to Ruth Stone with Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Galway Kinnell and Sharon Olds February 22 Passwords: Richard Howard on Charles Baudelaire February 28 Passwords: Martín Espada on Pablo Neruda March 8 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St): Martín Espada March 9 Poetry of the Last Korean Dynasty: Translating the Brief Songs of the Kisang Courtesan with Constantine Contogenis March 16 A Celebration of Seneca: Translating the Ancient World with David Slavitt, Kelly Cherry, Rachel Hadas and Stephen Sandy March 22 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Eamon Grennan March 23 Passwords: Nina Kossman on Marina Tsvetayeva April 4 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Allerton): Grace Schulman on Yiddish Poetry April 13 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: Yusef Komunyakaa April 16 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St): Eamon Grennan April 20 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Donna Masini April 27 Early Rebels: Four Yiddish Women Poets with Ruth Whitman April 27 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St): Donna Masini and Cornelius Eady May 4 Passwords: Mark Doty on Hart Crane May 9 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Nina Kossman and Ina Bliznetsova May 18 Poetry and Jazz at Belvedere Park Readings: Sekou Sundiata and his Band, co-sponsored by Battery Park City Authority June 4 Poetry and Jazz at Belvedere Park Readings: Lynn Emanuel and William Matthews, co-sponsored by Battery Park City Authority June 11 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Allerton): Sandra María Esteves and Edwin Torres June 15 Poetry and Jazz at Belvedere Park Readings: Rafael Campo and Billy Collins, co-sponsored by Battery Park City Authority June 18 Poetry Walk: Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge: A Benefit for Poets House In Honor of Elizabeth Kray with Galway Kinnell, Cornelius Eady, Donna Masini and Patricia Smith June 24 Poetry and Jazz at Belvedere Park Readings: Exhibition of the 1995 Poetry Publication Showcase at the American Library Association Conference (New York, NY) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association July 6-9 Showcase: The United States of Poetry: Building Poetry Audiences in Local Libraries with Kay Cassell, Bob Holman, Martín Espada and Naomi Shihab Nye at the American Library Association Conference (New York, NY) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association July 6 Showcase Readings:Martín Espada, Donna Masini, Bob Holman and Naomi Shihab Nye at the American Library Association Conference (New York, NY) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association July 6 Showcase Readings:E. Ethelbert Miller, Christian Langworthy, Michael Burkard and Lorna Goodison at the American Library Association Conference (New York, NY) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association July 7 Showcase Readings: Julia Alvarez, Willie Perdomo, Colette Inez and Cornelius Eady at the American Library Association Conference (New York, NY) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association July 8 Showcase: Poetry in The Branches: The Model with Patricia Burn, Caroline Bartels, Donald Laub, Cesare Passudetti, Jessica Rosokoff and Marsha Spyros at the American Library Association Conference (New York, NY) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association July 9 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (96th St.): Robert Pinsky on Dante's Inferno September 28 Yiddish Women Poets with Irena Klepfisz October 3 Passwords: Clayton Eshleman on Antonin Artaud October 9 Passwords: Kathleen Norris on Hildegard of Bingen and Mechtild of Magdeburg October 25 Workshop: Writing Poetry that Matters: How Poets of Conscience Avoid Rhetoric with Daniela Gioseffi. Co-sponsored by The Open Center October 26 Workshop: An Experience of Psalms with Kathleen Norris, Co-sponsored by The Open Center October 26 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (Allerton): Jack Agüeros and Willie Perdomo November 2 Showcase: Fifth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase November 9-December 12 Showcase: Fifth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception November 9 Workshop: The Self-Published Book with Robert Hershon November 12 and 19 Showcase: The Gift of Tongues: An Evening of Poetry from Copper Canyon Press with Sam Hamill, Heather Allen, Erin Belieu, Timothy Liu, Jane Miller, Karen Swenson and Elaine Terranova November 15 Marketing Your Book with Mary Bisbee-Beek, Timothy Liu and Michael Wiegers November 16 Showcase: Poet Memorists with Michael Klein and David Mura November 21 Passwords: David Trinidad on Tim Dlugos December 3 Poetry in The Branches: Poetry in The Branches Reading (New Dorp): Dave Johnson and Willie Perdomo. Introduced by Donna Masini December 7 Workshop: The Electronic Word: Poetry on the Internet and Hypertext with Stephanie Strickland December 10 & 14 Showcase: Grand Finale Reading with Elizabeth Alexander, Alice Notley and Vijay Seshadri December 12 Book Sale: Holiday Book Sale Members Private Sale 4:00pm-8pm; All Welcome 11:00am-8:00pm December 18 1995 Passwords: Helen Vendler on William Butler Yeats February 10 Parallel Lines: Poetry and Hip Hop with Tracie Morris, Greg Tate and Djinji Brown. Moderated by Houston A. Baker Jr. February 21 Passwords: Richard Caddell on Basil Bunting March 9 Parallel Lines: Poetry and Dance Screening and Reception March 13 Workshop: Culture, Imagination and Performance in American Poetry with Arthur Sabatini March 23 & 25 Passwords: Jerry Ward on Sterling Plumpp March 30 Reading Dorothy Parker and Stevie Smith with Deborah Garrison and Alice Quinn April 8 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: The Meaning of American Poetry at the Present Time with Robert Pinsky April 21 Dante's Inferno with Robert Pinsky April 22 Workshop: Poetry: A Banquet--A Seminar for Teachers with Albert Cullum April 27 Passwords: Edmund Keeley on Cavafy and Seferis April 27 Workshop: The Jazz-Poetry Connection with Barry Wallenstein April 29 Workshop: Poems from Paintings with F.D. Reeve May 6 & 13 A Literary Friendship: A Screening of Haydn Reiss's Documentary with William Stafford and Robert Bly May 11 Passwords: Robert Bly on William Stafford with special guests Dana Gioia, William Matthews, C.K. Williams, Grace Schulman, Galway Kinnell and others. In collaboration with New York University May 12 Workshop: Poets of the “New World,” Independence, Immigration, and the World’s Wars: Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, Emma Lazarus, and Muriel Rukeyser with Milton Kessler May 20 & 27 Speaking in Tongues: Poetry Heard in Twelve Languages with host Elena Alexander and poets reading in French, Tagalog, Japanese, Dutch and other languages May 25 Exhibition: Canadian Poets at Poets House, curated by Roberta Morris and Paul Savoie, Co-sponsored by The Writers' Union of Canada June 1-10 Exhibition Opening: Opening Reading and Reception with Louise Cotnoir, Adeena Karasick and Roberta Morris June 2 Poetry in the Branches: Poetry in the Branches Reading (96th St): Philip Levine June 5 Sunset Readings at Hudson River Park: Eamon Grennan, Philip Levine and Sharon Olds. Co-sponsored by Battery Park City Authority June 6 Sunset Readings at Hudson River Park: Olga Broumas, T. Begley and Cornelius Eady. Co-sponsored by Battery Park City Authority June 13 Sunset Readings at Hudson River Park: Paul Beatty, Richard Martin, Kimiko Hahn and C.D. Wright. Co-sponsored by Battery Park City Authority June 20 Sunset Readings at Hudson River Park: Jayne Cortez, Mark Doty and Donna Masini. Co-sponsored by Battery Park City Authority June 27 The United States of Poetry: A Benefit Screening June 12 Showcase: Exhibition of the 1994 Poetry Publication Showcase at the American Library Association Conference (Chicago, IL) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 23-27 Showcase: The Poetry Audience of the Future with Kay Cassell, Luis J. Rodriguez, Stephanie Strickland and Michael Warr at the American Library Association Conference (Chicago, IL) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 23 Showcase Readings: Li-Young Lee and Stephanie Strickland / Sterling Plumpp and Timothy Liu. At the American Library Association Conference (Chicago, IL) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 24 Showcase Readings: Readings: Stuart Dybek and Julie Parson / Rohan Preston and Kyoko Mori. At the American Library Association Conference (Chicago, IL) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 25 Showcase Readings: Readings: Michael Warr and Angela Jackson / Carlos Cumpain and Olivia Maciel. At the American Library Association Conference (Chicago, IL) Co-sponsored by the American Library Association June 26 Passwords: Mary Ann Caws on René Char September 28 Workshop: Modern Poetry with Michael Heller September 30 & October 7 Voices from the English-Speaking Caribbean with Lorna Goodison, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Marlene Nourbese Philip. Co-sponsored with the Americas Society October 25 Fourth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase October 28-December 2 Showcase: Fourth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception October 28 A Tour of the Berg Collection Exhibit The Hand of the Poet with curator Rodney Phillips November 1 Poetry Publication Showcase Reading with Olivia Maciel, E. Ethelbert Miller and Gregory Orr November 2 Stanley Kunitz Reading at the 92nd Street Y November 6 Workshop: The Poet as Reviewer with Rochelle Ratner November 8 & 11 Workshop: Poetry in Transition: The Electronic Word with Stephanie Strickland November 9, 11 & 18 Keys to Submission: Poems into Print with Poets and Writers, Inc. November 13, 20, 27 & December 4 Showcase: From Manuscript to Publication: Serendipity and Delmore Schwartz with Robert Philips November 14 Showcase: Paths To Publishing with Ann Close, Kevin Powell, Robyn Selman and Ira Silverberg November 16 Showcase: Grand Finale Showcase Reading with Patricia Spears Jones, David Lee, Naomi Shihab Nye and Richard Tillinghast December 2 Passwords: Eamon Grennan on Patrick Kavanagh December 14 1994 PASSWORDS: Kathleen Fraser on Lorine Niedecker February 24 The Poetry of the New Critics with FD Reeve February 26 & March 5 Women Poets 20 Years Later: Where We Stand with Sharon Bryan, Cheryl Clarke, Cynthia Macdonald and Deborah Tall March 10 Women Poets 20 Years Later: No More Masks with Cheryl Clarke, Cynthia Macdonald, Linda McCarriston, Molly Peacock and Ruth Stone Held at City University of New York Graduate Center. March 11 WORKSHOP: Body of the Voice with Edwin Torres March 12 & 13 Sex and Surrealism with Terese Svoboda March 19 Passwords: Mutlu and Randy Blasing on Nazim Hikmet March 24 Passwords: William Matthews on Richard Hugo April 6 WORKSHOP: Reading Pound and Roethke with Gerald Stern April 9 & 16 WORKSHOP: In the Presence of Language with Richard Lewis, Julie Patton and Cecilia Vicuña April 20 & 27 7 May 4 CONVERSATIONS: Carl Rakosi and Michael Heller April 21 Place and the Transformation of Poetic Voice with Quincy Troupe April 23 Passwords: The Sanity of Earth and Grass: Robert Winner's Poetry with Jane Cooper, Edward Field, Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux and Sharon Olds May 5 The Other in Poetry with Galway Kinnell May 7 WORKSHOP: The Late Poems of Wallace Stevens with Michael Heller May 14 WORKSHOP: Alphabet and Image: The Poet and the Haunting of Writing Systems with Armand Schwerner May 21 & June 4 PASSWORDS: Gwendolyn Brooks on Etheridge Knight, The Donnell Library, 20 West 53rd Street, May 26 Parallel Lines: Poetry and Dance. Readings, demonstration and discussion with Jack Anderson, Kenneth King, Jackson Mac Low, Clarina MacLow and Anne Tardos Held at Judson Memorial Church. June 4 PASSWORDS: Derek Mahon on Louis MacNeice October 6 Green Notebook, Winter Road: A Tribute to Jane Cooper with Jane Cooper, Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux, Cynthia MacDonald, Grace Paley, Adrienne Rich and Jean Valentine Co-sponsored by and held at The Donnell Library, October 13 WORKSHOP: The Poetry of Ideas with Philip Appleman: Poetry and Science: The World Around Us October 18 WORKSHOP: The Poetry of Ideas with Philip Appleman: Poetry and Belief: The World Within Us October 19 Third Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception October 22 (Showcase on View October 22-November 19) Poetry and Technology: Publishing, Distribution, the Internet and You with Mark Bernstein, John Fowler, James Sherry, Stephanie Strickland and Michael Warr October 27 Contemporary American Poetry Lectures with Michael Heller: From the Modern to the Contemporary October 29 Contemporary American Poetry Lectures with Michael Heller: New Voices: The Political is Poetical November 5 Contemporary American Poetry Lectures with Michael Heller: Post-Modern Poetry or The Availability of Everything November 12 Selling Poetry: Superstores, Independents, Bars and the Word on Our Streets with Lisa Domitrovich, Nicolás Kanellos, Allan Kornblum and others November 3 The Poetry Audience of the Future with Peter Davidson, Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Hacker and Katha Pollitt November 17 Grand Finale Showcase Reading with Suzanne Gardinier, Stephen Dunn, Maurice Kilwein Guevara and Sapphire November 18 PASSWORDS: Thom Gunn and Roger Conover on Mina Loy December 1 Poetry in the Age of AIDS with Rachel Hadas December 3 & 10 An Evening of Portuguese Poetry: A Bilingual Reading with Nuno Júdice, Pedrom Tamen and translator Richard Zenith December 8 1993 Passwords: Robert Creeley on Louis Zukofsky. Introduced by Michael Heller February 4 The Poetry of Samuel Beckett with Paul Auster, Deidre Bair and Clark Coolidge March 4 Passwords: Cecilia Vicuña on Rosario Castellanos April 8 Between Word and Image: A Series of Screenings and Talks on Poetry and Language-Inspired Videos. Organized by Poets House in conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art April 1-May 31 Between Word and Image: Between Word and Image: A Video Exhibition at the MOMA April 1-May 31 Between Word and Image: Video Viewpoints on Poetry with Shuntaro Tanikawa and Terese Svoboda at the MOMA April 16 Between Word and Image: Screenings of selected videos from the MOMA exhibition April 19-24 Between Word and Image: A Panel Discussion on Poetry and Video with Bob Holman, Marjorie Perloff and Terese Svoboda April 22 Poetry and The Blues Co-sponsored by 651. An Exchange in Music and Verse with Raymond Patterson, Sterling Plumpp, Eugene Redmond and musicians Gwen Cleveland and Bross Townsend April 28 Muddy Waters' Legacy at BAM Majestic Theater with Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine and Junior Wells May 2 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: Adrienne Rich on Poetry and Politics. Introduced by Jane Cooper May 6 Sunset Readings at Hudson River Park Pavilion:Galway Kinnell and Lucille Clifton. Presented by Battery Park City and produced by Poets House September 14 Sunset Readings at Hudson River Park Pavilion:Kamau Brathwaite. Presented by Battery Park City and produced by Poets House September 21 Sunset Readings at Hudson River Park Pavilion:Robert Hass and Carolyn Kizer. Presented by Battery Park City and produced by Poets House September 28 Passwords: John Clare's 200th Birthday Party with Galway Kinnell, Carolyn Kizer and Robert Hass. In collaboration with The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University and held at NYU's D'Agastino Hall September 29 Passwords: Indran Amirthanayagam on Sri Lankan Poetry October 7 Second Annual Poets House Poetry Publication Showcase October 16-30 Anthologies and the Canon: The Poem, the Reader, and the Market at the Millennium with Ray Gonzalez, Joan Larkin, A. Poulin, Jr., and Jerry Ward October 19 The Tao of Recognition: Awards and Prizes, First Books and Self-Publishing with Didi Goldenhar, Bill Henderson, David Lehman, Robert Sheldon and Tree Swenson October 21 The Future of Poetry Publishing: The Poetry Audience of the Future with Rosemary Catacalos, Jonathan Galassi, Dana Gioia, Bob Holman, Haki Madhubuti and Luís J. Rodríguez October 26 Grand Finale Reading with Malkia Cyril, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Leroy Quintana, Anne Waldman and John Yau October 29 Passwords: George Herbert's 400th Birthday Celebration with Amy Clampitt, Henri Cole, Jane Cooper, Alfred Corn and Stanley Kunitz. In collaboration with The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University and held at NYU's Tishman Auditorium November 4 Seminar on Modern Poetry with Michael Heller: A Primer on the Foundations of Modern and Contemporary Poetry November 6 Seminar on Modern Poetry with Michael Heller: Sincerity, Objectification, 'No Ideas But In Things' and the New Critical Poets November 13 Seminar on Modern Poetry with Michael Heller: Dispersions, Diversities, Disavowals November 20 CONVERSATIONS: Kamau Brathwaite and Nathaniel Mackey November 18 Passwords: Robert Bertholf on Robert Duncan December 2 Passwords: Grace Schulman on May Swenson December 15 1992 Passwords: Ted Joans on Langston Hughes and André Breton February 27 Passwords: Sam Hamill on Thomas McGrath March 5 Poets of Alaska: A Reading and Discussion with Christianne Balk, Nora Marks Dauenhauer, John Haines, John Morgan and Tom Sexton. Co-sponsored by The Academy of American Poets at Alliance Française March 10 Oral Traditions: Tlingit Oral Traditions with Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer. Introduced by Alec Wilkinson. Co-sponsored by The Academy of American Poets March 12 Oral Traditions: Soundings on Oral Traditions and Performance with Jerome Rothenberg. Introduced by Armand Schwerner March 23 Imagination and the Earth: Fifth Annual New York/ New Jersey Teachers' Conference with Sonia Sanchez, John Haines, Luci Tapahonso and Lance Henson. Co-sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation April 2 Passwords: Galway Kinnell on Walt Whitman April 16 Whitman and the Feminine: A Reading and Panel Discussion with Gerald Stern, Cynthia Macdonald and Susan Mitchell April 24 Children’s Program: The Magic Word: Language and the Poetic Vision of the Child with Richard Lewis April 29 Passwords: Eavan Boland on Sylvia Plath May 7 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: Keats and Birdsong with Stanley Plumly May 14 First Annual Poets House Poetry Publication Showcase June 6-13 Poetry Reviews and the Public Perception of Poetry with Ed Hirsch, Herbert Leibowitz, Rochelle Ratner and Eliot Weinberger. Introduced by Katha Pollitt June 10 Selling Poetry: Sales and Public Access, with Nancy Bereano, Robert Contant, Jennifer Moyer, and David Wilk. Introduced by Cathy Taylor June 11 The Future of Poetry Publishing with David Groff, Ed Ochester, Barbara Smith and Scott Walker. Introduced by Jill Bialosky June 12 Grand Finale Reading with Francisco X. Alarcón, Carol Conroy, Kimiko Hahn, Eileen Myles, Harold Robinson, David Rosenberg and Quincy Troupe June 13 Passwords: Harriet Zinnes on Jacques Prévert with the French read by Marcel Lidji September 24 Passwords: Julio Marzán on Strange Courage: The Puerto Rican Roots of William Carlos Williams. Introduced by Amy Clampitt October 15 The Carribbean's Fissured Tongue: Creole and Creolization in Caribbean Poetry with Edouard Glissant and Robert Stewart. In coordination with PSA's Caribbean Festival October 22 Passwords: William Jay Smith on Walter de la Mare. Introduced by Helen Handley Houghton October 29 Poésie Sonore: An Evening with Bernard Heidsieck. Introduced by Armand Schwerner and moderated by John Giorno. Co-sponsored by the Committee for International Poetry November 17 Passwords: Arthur Gregor on Jean Garrigue. Introduced by Aileen Ward December 3 1991 Kenneth Rexroth Retrospective with Sam Hamill, Eliot Weinberger, Bradford Morrow, and Linda Hamalian March 7 Southwestern Poetry Festival with Joy Harjo, Alberto Rios, Naomi Shihab Nye, Peggy Shumaker and Richard Shelton. In collaboration with the Academy of American Poets March 12-14 Passwords: Edward Butscher on Conrad Aiken March 28 Passwords: Nina Zivancevic on Serbian Women Poets April 4 Epic Voices: A Reading and Discussion of Epic Poetry with Edouard Glissant and Derek Walcott April 11 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: Some Notes on Content with Denise Levertov April 25 Children’s Program: The Magic Word: A Workshop on Children's Writing and My Tree Has a Way of Speaking: A Performance for Children Based on Children's Writing About Nature with Richard Lewis May 11 Passwords: Seamus Heaney on Keith Douglas May 16 A Tribute to Audre Lorde with Urban Bush Women, Sapphire, Chrystos, Sandra Maria Esteves, Nicole Breedlove and Malkia Cyrill. In association with 651 of the Brooklyn Academy of Music May 19 Native American Oral Traditions with Alanis Obomsawim and Maurice Kenny May 31 Passwords: Mark Rudman on Hart Crane and Malcolm Lowry in Mexico September 26 Passwords: Clayton Eshleman on César Vallejo with Spanish read by Cecilia Vicuña October 3 When the Clouds Clear: A Reading and Discussion with South African Poet Keorapetse (Willie) Kgositsile October 16 From the Edge of Where Things Start: The Oral Traditions of the Bering Straits Chukchi with Barbara Einzig October 24 An H.D. Retrospective with Jane Augustine, Barbara Guest, Adalaide Morris and Virginia Smyers. Introduced by Perdita Schaffner November 14 Beneath the Single Moon: A Panel Discussion on American Buddhist Poetry with Anne Waldman, Jackson Mac Low and Armand Schwerner November 21 The Romantics: A Reading and Slide Presentation with Susie Mee (Preceded by a reception for high school students) December 5 1990 Children’s Program: The World of Something: A Theater Piece for Children Based on Childrens' Writings About the Imagination with Richard Lewis and The Touchtone Center January 6 Passwords: Murat Nemet-Nejat on Ohran Veli and Modern Turkish Poetry January 25 Passwords: Hank Heifetz on Sanskrit and Tamil Erotic Verse February 8 African-American Oral Traditions with Amiri Baraka and Bilal Addullah March 8 Passwords: Charles Bernstein on Charles Reznikoff March 22 A Bilingual Reading with Soviet Poet Ilya Kutik. Introduced by Allen Ginsberg. Translations read by Simon Petit March 29 Passwords: Diane Middlebrook on Anne Sexton April 27 A Panel Discussion on George Oppen with Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Michael Heller and Harvey Shapiro May 4 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: The Changing Face of Common Intercourse: Talk Poetry, Talk Show, and the Scene of Writing with Marjorie Perloff May 10 Passwords: Susan Howe on Emily Dickinson September 24 Passwords: Rosmarie Waldrop on Edmond Jabès September 27 Puerto Rican Oral Traditions with Bimbo Rivas, Miguel Algarin and Jorge Brandon. Introduced by Julio Marzán October 5 Passwords: Serge Gavronsky on Francis Ponge October 18 Tribute to Chinua Achebe with Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, Stanley Diamond, Michael Mbabuike, Larry McMurtry, Grace Paley, Quincy Troupe and John Edgar Wideman. Hosted by Bill Moyers and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. In cooperation with the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center October 28 A Panel Discussion on Muriel Rukeyser with Jane Cooper, Sharon Olds and Galway Kinnell November 7 A Bilingual Panel Discussion on New French Poetry with Michael Deguy, Clayton Eshelman, Serge Gavronsky, and Emmanuel Hocquard November 15 A Bilingual Reading with Bella Akhmadulina and translations by F.D. Reeve November 27 Passwords: Michael Harper on Robert Hayden November 29 1989 Passwords: Stanley Kunitz on Gerard Manley Hopkins January 5 Five Poets from the Soviet Union, Now Living in the United States with Konstantin Kuzminsky, Roman Bar-Or, Henry Khudyakov, Alexander Ochereytansky and Ina Bliznetsova. Introduced by William Kistler and FD Reeve January 12 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: The Music of Poetry and the Music of Mind with C.K. Williams February 2 A Poet's Work is Never Done: Work Resources for Writers with Gregory Kolovakos, Nancy Larson Shapiro, David Green, Eliot Figman and Laura Vural February 15 Passwords: Jackson Mac Low on Kurt Schwitters April 6 Passwords: Julio Marzán on Fernando Pessoa April 13 Three Central American Writers with Ana Maria Rodas (Guatemala), Rigoberto Paredes (Honduras), and Jorge Lu’s Oviedo (Honduras) May 2 An Evening of Verse Plays with FD Reeve and Delmore Schwartz May 11 Passwords: Jonathan Galassi on Eugenio Montale May 25 Native American Oral Traditions with John Bierhorst, David Guss and Howard Norman September 25 Passwords: Quincy Troupe on Three African Poets: Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Christopher Okigbo and Tchicaya U Tam'si October 5 The Poetry of Kenneth Patchen and an Exhibit of Kenneth Patchen's Original Artwork with Dennis Brutus November 9 A Bilingual Reading with Soviet Poet Sergei Task. Introduced by Gerald Stern. Translations read by Chard de Niord November 21 Passwords: Barbara Guest on Jean Arp's Wolkenpumpe (Cloud-pump) Poetry November 30 Passwords: Ruth Whitman on Abraham Sutskever and Living Yiddish Poetry December 7 1988 New Poetry From the United Kingdom with Michael Hoffman, Paul Muldoon, Craig Raine and Carol Rumens February 24 Edgar Allen Poe with Richard Howard April 8 Poetry and Anthropology with Vincent Crapanzano, Stanley Diamond, Robert Hass, Lewis Hyde and Gerald Stern. Moderated by Terese Svoboda April 21 Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture: The Form of Free Verse with Galway Kinnell May 12 Poetry and Science with Diane Ackerman, Philip Appleman, Siv Cedering, Alicia Ostriker and Jeremiah Ostriker May 19 Passwords: Grace Schulman on Leonie Adams June 2 Anne Hébert with A. Poulin and Eugenio Andrade with Alexis Levitin. In association with the American Literary Translators Association October 20 Passwords: David Ignatow on Walt Whitman November 3 Passwords: Jayne Cortez on Nicolás Guillén December 1 1987 Irini Spanidou and Rachel Hadas with William Kistler January 29 Poetry and the Audience with Michael Ryan February 28 William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens: Two of a Kind with David Ignatow March 3 Andrei Voznesensky (USSR) with FD Reeve and William Jay Smith March 10 Reception for Bella Akhmadulina (USSR) April 8 Gavin Ewart Reading April 25 South African Poetry Festival with Nadine Gordimer, Mbulelo Mzamane, Keith Adams, Dennis Brutus, Amelia Blossom House, Duma Ndlovu, Julian DeWette and Hein Willemse. Moderated by William Finnegan April 29-30 Writers from Australia with Laurie Duggan, Helen Garner and Michael Heyward October 20 Spanish Poets in New York with Carlos Edmundo de Ory and José Ramón Ripoll November 3 Viktor Sosnora (USSR) with Allen Ginsberg and FD Reeve December 4 1986 Poets House Opening with Tomas Tranströmer April 16 New Zealand Poets Reading with Lauris Edmond, Keri Hulme and Bill Manhire May 13 Soviet and American Writers and Editors Seminar. USSR: Victor Andreevich Chalmeev, Genrich A. Egoyan, Alexander Alexandrovich Kosorukov and Sergei Baruzdin. USA: Antonia Bouis, Judith Deutsch, Daniel Halpern, Ted Mooney, Darryl Pinkney, Franklin D. Reeve and Catherine S. Nepomnyaschchy July 22 Yves Bonnefoy with Richard Pevear and Paul Schmidt November 15