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May and June at Poets House• Tuesday June 2
2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading
Hosted by 2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship workshop leader Rachel Eliza Griffiths, a not-to-be-missed glimpse into the most exciting new poetry in New York City as (Click names for bios and a sample of each poets work): Aziza Barnes, Rio Cortez, Ricardo Hernandez, Esther Lin, Yanyi Luo, Andriniki Mattis, Vikas K. Menon, Timothy Ree, Paul Tran and Aldrin Valdez read from their work.
• Wednesday June 3
Allen Ginsberg Birthday Party
Join us on Allen Ginsberg's birthday to celebrate the publication of The Essential Ginsberg with readings and performances of Ginsberg's work included in the collection by Lee Ann Brown, Eliot Katz, Amy Lawless, Ryan Doyle May, Sharon Mesmer, Eileen Myles, Uche Nduka, Bob Rosenthal, editor and Ginsberg biographer Michael Schumacher, and Steven Taylor.
• Thursday June 4
Alternate Worlds? Poetry & Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke
Author of seven books of poetry and nine popular novels Laura Kasischke discusses how writing poetry and prose are utterly opposite ways of approaching material, language, and life.
• Friday June 19
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave
Enjoy interactive, drop-in experiences with art as you explore the exhibition Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy and the Metropolitan Museum's Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia.
• Thursday June 25
The 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reception
Join us for readings, conversation, and celebration to open this year's Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses, followed by the Showcase Opening Reading.